It’s Official: Gordon-Levitt Signs Onto SANDMAN

JosephGordon-LevittThe world of the comic book movie is become much more fast-paced. When the rumor hit a few weeks ago that David Goyer was pitching a Sandman film to Warners with Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached, we thought that it would be years before heard anything more about it. Not so.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has appeared to confirmed that he has signed on via his Twitter feed.


Deadline is reported earlier today that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in the final stages of signing on to do the project, definitely as an actor, most likely as director as well. But first a script has to be written from Goyer’s treatment and before that happens, as writer has to be hired. I’m sure we’ll find out what Gordon-Levitt’s job duties on the film will be in the coming days.

Gordon-Levitt recently made his feature debut as writer and director with Don Jon, and I think he did fairly well. However, if Sandman is to be done right, it will be a far bigger undertaking. However, the fact that Neil Gaiman (he’s the @neilhimself in Gordon-Levitt’s Tweet) will be involved in some fashion certainly is reassuring. And I can totally see Gordon-Levitt in the role.

The Sandman is still one of DC/Vertigo’s most popular properties, still selling load of trade paper back collection now even after 17 years since the last issue of the regular series was published. And the concept has a lot of mainstream crossover appeal, meaning it is either the gateway into comic books for new readers or the one comic book non-collectors will admit to be reading. So it’s pretty much a no-brainer that Warners would want to get it up on the silver screen as soon as possible.

More on this situation as it develops.

UPDATE: Gordon-Levitt has said that he has signed on only as a producer…for now.

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken, and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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Debbie Kinyon McLain
December 16, 2013 11:14 pm

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December 16, 2013 11:17 pm

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Tonya Crawford
December 17, 2013 9:01 am

Ehhh. You know, I honestly think the “Sandman Mystery Theatre” version of the series would make a better movie than Gaiman’s “Sandman”. I mean, Gaiman’s stuff is so…. open to interpretation and so full of impossible visuals. To try to recapture what was put on the page would rely pretty heavily on CGI and strangely, the more CGI heavy movies I see the less I like the stuff.

Anthony Ryba
December 17, 2013 11:46 am

I’m in.

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December 17, 2013 12:14 pm

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