Joseph Gordon-Levitt Shares Development on ‘The Sandman‏’

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Shares Development on ‘The Sandman‏’

A lot of actors have been making their way towards film making, and with his debut in “Don Jon” and being the executive producer for “Looper,” Joseph Gordon–Levitt is working on his final pitching as the director for Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” under Warner Bros. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

Gearing his entertainment profession towards a different path, Gordon-Levitt is taking things very seriously with his most ambitious directorial gig yet with Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” within the acquired rights of Warner Bros. Studios. It was in November 2013 when the production announced Gordon-Levitt’s involvement in the movie, but it’s just recently that he’s giving a glimpse on the movie’s development.


In Screen Rant’s feature, Gordon-Levitt has been closely overseeing the process of adaptation for Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman.” The script is still in the works, and the rest of the production is actually going in a progressive state. During the promotional tour for his upcoming movie, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” the dedicated director gave updates on the development of the film, with David S. Goyer and Neil Gaiman working closely for the completion of the script.

“Right now we’re working on a script. It’s me and Goyer and the screenwriter and Neil Gaiman, as well as the good folks at DC and Warner Bros. It’s a really cool team of people. It’s a lot of the same people who worked on the Nolan ‘Batman’ movies. It’s really exciting. There’s not a script yet, we’re still kind of working it out because it’s such a complicated adaptation because ‘Sandman’ wasn’t written as novels. ‘Sin City’ was written as a novel. ‘Sandman’ is 75 episodic issues. There’s a reason people have been trying and failing to adapt ‘Sandman’ for the past 20 years,” said Gordon-Levitt via Screen Rant.

“The Sandman” is a well-known award-winning DC-Vertigo collaboration comic book property that revolves around Morpheus, who is also known as Dream as part of the seven Endless. They are the anthropomorphic somebodies of worldly concepts like Death, Desire and Destiny, who are responsible for watching over the world.

As of late, Gordon-Levitt still cannot make any confirmation that “The Sandman” is to exist in the same universe with the other Warner Bros. films. Admittedly, he didn’t want to make any false claims, but he assures that the development team are going through with the right ideas.

Apart from Marvel Studios, DC Comics also made an announcement of their untitled lineup in the coming years. (via HNGN)

  • Untitled DC Film – 08/05/16
  • Untitled DC Film – 06/23/17
  • Untitled DC Film – 11/17/17
  • Untitled DC Film – 03/23/18
  • Untitled DC Film – 07/27/18
  • Untitled WB Event Film – 11/16/18
  • Untitled DC Film – 04/05/19
  • Untitled DC Film – 06/14/19
  • Untitled DC Film – 04/03/20
  • Untitled DC Film – 06/19/20
  • Untitled WB Event Film – 11/20/20

And that concludes the update on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, “The Sandman.” Continue to visit Movie News Guide (MNG) for the latest updates in the entertainment industry.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Uploaded by stemoc