Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in and Direct SANDMAN
A few weeks ago it was rumored that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Goyer would be coming together to bring us a big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman. It has now been confirmed that Gordon-Levitt is currently finalizing his deal with Warner Bros. to star in AND possibly direct the film from a script written by Goyer! How freakin' cool is that?! Gordon-Levitt made his directorial debut with Don Jon, which ended up being a great movie, and I'm incredibly excited to see what he has in store for Sandman.
The Sandman series shifts between horror and fantasy, and the central character is Morpheus, the personification of dreams. Gordon-Levitt would play Morpheus.
Sandman launched DC Comic's Vertigo imprint, which ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman's worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming, a deity who personifies dreams. The book began in the horror realm but quickly made its mark in fantasy and mythology as Gaiman introduced the Endless, a group of powerful brothers and sisters named Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire, and Delirium (as well as Dream).
As a big fan of Levitt and the Sandman series, I'm really excited to see what comes of this!