It looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt is finalizing a deal with Warner Bros. to produce Niel Gaiman’s comic, Sandman. It was pitched by producer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel), while rumors last month pinned Levitt as the leading man. According to Deadline it looks like Levitt might also be attached to direct, creating much excitement for those who have seen his directorial debut this year: Don Jon.
I have yet to read Gaiman’s comic, but will do so as soon as possible. I love what I have seen of Gaiman’s work and the idea of Sandman has me more than intrigued: changing between horror and fantasy, Morpheus is the quite literally The Sandman. He is imprisoned for 70 years and when he escapes he demands revenge to rebuild his kingdom. Sounds more than interesting to me.
What do you guys think of the news? Do you think this would be a good direction for Levitt? Have you read Gaiman’s Sandman? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.