Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirms he’ll direct and star in ‘The Sandman’ movie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has tweeted to confirm that he will produce and star in a movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal The Sandman comic books. Gordon-Levitt, who had major roles in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Brick, and Looper, said he would be working with Batman: The Dark Knight’s story writer, David Goyer and Gaiman himself on the project with Warner Bros. Gaiman will be acting as executive producer, while Goyer will be supervising the screenplay.

The Sandman comics tell the story of the Lord of Dreams, most often referred to as either Dream or Morpheus, a wiry, haughty personification of dreams themselves. After being held captive for 70 years, Gaiman’s 75-issue run follows Dream / Morpheus as he adapts to the world he finds outside his prison and rebuilds his kingdom.

The comics segue between horror and fantasy, and gained a dedicated following after the first issue was released in 1989. Their success helped to solidify the position of DC’s offshoot Vertigo Comics by outselling Superman and Batman at the time.

 



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