sandmanJoseph 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.”

-Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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.