Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Produce "Sandman" Movie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Produce "Sandman" Movie

This year is shaping up to be a big one for Neil Gaiman and his iconic comic, Sandman. Earlier this year, he announced the continuation of the series (it ended back in 1996), which itself was big news for fans. While a film adaptation has been discussed for a while now, it seems like some bigger names are lending credibility to the rumor that a Sandman film will actually be made in the near future. And who better to bring life to the series than the always-sleepy-looking Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

He's definitely signed up to produce the film, but is being rather coy as to whether he will portray the protagonist Morpheus. From his Twitter account:

A Sandman film could turn out terribly bad if left in the wrong hands, but Gordon-Levitt's film history doesn't give us much to worry about here. He's starred in The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, and recently proved to be a capable director in Don Jon. Gaiman hasn't said anything yet, but he has retweeted Gordon-Levitt's announcement, so we can probably take that as a good sign. What do you guys think?

Image of The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition)
Author: Neil Gaiman
Price: $18.54
Publisher: Vertigo (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 240 pages
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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money December 18, 2013 - 4:36pm

Fan-Freaking-Tast--- oh wait... a film? Not a series of films, or a television series? Cram all 9 (or fifteen depending on how you count) volumes into one film? Even Neverwhere got 6 episodes...

Er... eh... nah, it'll be great. It's fine -- It's fine. Even if they mangle it, it will be artfully mangled and better than 80% of the other movies that come out that year.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig December 18, 2013 - 5:32pm

They were using the hashtag #prelude on earlier tweets and the talk is that this film is meant to set up a frnachise (like most films coming out). So I wouldn't assume they are only planning one, and I read Gaiman is actually involved so I have high hopes.

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Angel Colón from The Bronx now living in New Jersey is reading A Big Ol' Pile of Books December 19, 2013 - 3:42am

I'd be more excited about this if David Goyer weren't a part of it all. With his input, The Endless will be a group of ninja demon hunters.

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Frank Chapel from California is reading Thomas Ligotti's works December 19, 2013 - 12:39pm

As long as "A Game of You" is done right, i dont care.