Joseph Gordon Levitt has been working with David S. Goyer and Neil Gaiman to bring an adaptation of The Sandman to the big screen. The comic spans 75 issues, and it’s tricky to wrap it up into one cohesive story. Gordon-Levitt shared some details back in January, and in a recent interview with Moviefone, he gave an update on where they are:
“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.”
He says they’re in the middle of it and thinks they have the right ideas in order to put the proper take on the story. I can’t wait to see what they come up with and hope this is an adaptation that pans out instead of getting stuck in an indefinite development period.