Joseph Gordon-Levitt has found his way into comic book movies, and his latest project is the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. He’s shown passion for the project, attached as a producer and having a hands on approach to the writing process too.
Gordon-Levitt shared progress on the endeavor.
“Right now we’re working on a script. It’s me and Goyer and the screenwriter [Jack Thorne] 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.”
I’m glad to hear that Gaiman is also very hands on the scripting process. It’s his story that they’re adapting after all — but it does sounds like they’re approaching it with respect and with an understanding on just how daunting it’ll be.
I’m very interested to see how it plays out.