A few weeks ago it was announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would star in and possibly direct a big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic series Sandman. In a recent interview with IGN the actor talked about the project for the first time, saying that it's still in the "very, very early days." When asked about what interested him about Sandman, he said,
"Well, I love just the basic concept of it - just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, personifying Destruction and Delirium and Destiny and Desire and Despair. I mean, that's just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept. You look at the art of Sandman, and it just looks spectacular. I love big, spectacular movies, but oftentimes big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that's on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that's the tip of the iceberg."
He didn't confirm what position or positions he will taking on the film, but it would be great to see him star in and direct it. Gordon-Levitt is a very talented individual, and I bet he'd do an awesome job with the material.