It has been two months since I broke the news on Moviepilot that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had signed a deal to Co-Produce an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics and Things have been fairly quiet about that Movie ever since. I had a lot of questions like: Do they have any actors auditioning for the movie yet? Do they have a director? And Who will write the screenplay? I knew that if I had these questions, so did some of you. So, I decided to see just how well things are or aren't progressing with this movie and learned a few things that I didn't know while confirming some that I did.
First of all, let me remind you that this movie is in the early stages of development, so some of it may change in the future. Now that I have that out of the way, here is what I found out:
- First of all - Neil Gaiman is Co-writing the script with David S. Goyer, who in turn, is Co-Producing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as I announced two months ago.
- Secondly - Not only is Neil Gaiman Co-writing the movie's script, but also is serving as Executive Producer.
- Third - The movie doesn't have a Director or hasn't had any Actors audition for any roles as of February 1st, 2014.
- Fourth - The movie has been in Development since October 25th, 2010. That means it took over 3 years to get this far, so it may be awhile before it actually gets to theatres.
- Fifth and final thing I learned is that the movie DOES have an early PLOT SUMMARY, which I got directly from the IMDb Pro Page. See it below:
A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. Written By Neil Gaiman's Official Site.
There you have it folks, the early Plot Summary for Neil Gaiman's Sandman Movie. I already have several questions to which I will try and seek answers such as: Who IS this Wizard who had Dream imprisoned in a Glass Bottle all those years? How does Dream escape after all that time? What EXACTLY are Morpheus' lost objects of power? Finally - Since the Wizard is trying to capture Dream at first and we can assume that she will be in at least a portion of the movie, what does that mean as far as the other five endless are concerned? I will continue watching the Pro wiki page and inform you as answers are found. As always, comment below and follow me on [email protected] and on facebook at the entertainment writer.