Joseph Gordon-Levitt Updates On SANDMAN

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Updates On SANDMAN

The Sin City: A Dame To Kill For actor will produce WB's adaptation of the excellent Neil Gaiman comic series, but will he also direct and star as rumored? he doesn't confirm anything in this interview, but there might be a hint here and there! Take a look..

There have been several failed attempts to adapt Neil Gaiman's incredible Sandman series into a live-action movie, but recently we learned that Warner Bros' are going to take another crack at it. Joseph-Gordon Levitt is on board as producer (with a possibility that he'll also star and direct), and seems very passionate about the source material and determined to do it justice on the big screen. In an interview with MovieFone, the TDKR actor doesn't confirm if he'll actually direct or not, but he does say that he went to his Sin City: A Dame To Kill For director Robert Rodriguez for advice on how to handle green screen. Levitt also reveals that they haven't got a full script just yet, but that they're getting there, and he feels the "right ideas" are in place.

"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."

Well, they have the blessing of Gaiman who seems very happy with the treatment so far, so that's a great start. More at the link below.
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DylanTBest - 8/20/2014, 6:52 PM
[frick] Goyer.

At least Gaiman has some involvement.
WombRaider - 8/20/2014, 6:54 PM
the only reason this movie has any hope is the name Gaiman involved. if he gives the o.k. i'm in.

i trust gaiman
TonyChu - 8/20/2014, 6:54 PM
I would much rather this be a HBO mini series. There is so much material they would have to cover in a span of two hours, even for volume one.
Khanlark - 8/20/2014, 6:56 PM
Let's roll!
ScottMontgomery - 8/20/2014, 6:59 PM
A little worried with Goyer involved... I haven't read any Sandman comics yet, but a couple of my friends are big fans of him. I'll have to check him out soon, plus I love anything Neil Gaiman does.
Alien - 8/20/2014, 7:00 PM
ManWithNoName - 8/20/2014, 7:00 PM
I sense that Goyer bashing is imminent
Reasonnnn - 8/20/2014, 7:01 PM
^ It's well deserved.
DelTorite - 8/20/2014, 7:02 PM
You got me at Neil Gaiman.
Now just fire Goyer.
Liderc - 8/20/2014, 7:02 PM
Totally forgot about this movie, wonder if they're struggling to get it together.

People seemed interested in it because of Joseph, but Goyer isn't the hottest thing right now and normally Gordon-Levitt is pushing his movies online quite a bit.
PsychoticSpaceRaccoon - 8/20/2014, 7:03 PM
There aren't novels but there are 10 collections, which could either each be their own film or the entire saga could be boiled down to a really awesome trilogy.

Still my favorite comic book run of all time.
DCGuy - 8/20/2014, 7:03 PM
LOL first comment was Goyer shit talking
Sipprelle - 8/20/2014, 7:03 PM
I think Goyer is definitely a better fit on characters like Batman and Sandman then someone likes Supes. Good to see they're making progress, but hopefully it doesn't get an official release date later this month, I don't want them to have to rush it.
GiantNerd - 8/20/2014, 7:04 PM

ALegendaryPanda - 8/20/2014, 7:05 PM
Goyer is only producing it you fools. Jack Thorne is writing the actual screenplay
marvel72 - 8/20/2014, 7:06 PM
let gaiman handle the script duties,also this would work better as a tv show.
DEFA - 8/20/2014, 7:08 PM
Awesome, can't wait...
RorMachine - 8/20/2014, 7:09 PM
Irrational Goyer hate is funny.
McGee - 8/20/2014, 7:11 PM
Didn't they say Goyer's draft of Batman Begins was so impressive, that both WB and Christopher Nolan were deeply excited about it?
SuperCat - 8/20/2014, 7:12 PM
Lol. Folks really hate Goyer on this site.
McGee - 8/20/2014, 7:13 PM

Gordon-Levitt: Dream and Death are at a coffee Paris, France circa 1905!

Goyer: Yeah! Yeah! And then Dream of the Endless says some shit like "[insert poorly written dialogue]" and Death of the Endless is like "[insert cliché response]".

Gaiman: Heh heh. That's very funny David.

Goyer: .....I wasn't trying to be. What's funny about that?

Gaiman: Can we get some whiskey in here?

Gordon-Levitt: Shit Neil, I like the way you work! LET'S GET SOME CORONAS!

Goyer: I don't care for that Mexican piss water bullshit. Neil...what was so funny about that brilliant scene I just painted right now?

Gaiman: I need to use the restroom.
McGee - 8/20/2014, 7:14 PM
I don't hate Goyer, but I really like the idea of Goyer being exactly the way everyone thinks he is.
McGee - 8/20/2014, 7:17 PM
I also like the idea of Gaiman being the overly polite Englishman stereotype, and working with said caricature of Goyer.
RorMachine - 8/20/2014, 7:20 PM
I don't think the dude's anything special like, but he's far from terrible. I agree that something like Sandman could use someone a bit more willing to take risks..but as was pointed out, he isn't even writing it. People just see his name and have shit fits.
Inhuman - 8/20/2014, 7:21 PM
I'm not gonna lie I know nothing about this particular property. Can someone please explain to me who Sandman is? Thanks
Liderc - 8/20/2014, 7:21 PM
In case people are commenting about my "Goyer hate" I just said he "Wasn't the hottest thing right now." I think he's talented, but hasn't done the greatest work lately. Man of Steel's main problem was it was poorly fleshed out story wise, because the style and actors were pretty on point. I think Snyder actually did a decent job with it, despite the time jumping, but that could still be attributed to the screenplay.

That movie should have just been incredible, because it had a couple Oscar winners/nominees and basically a perfect Superman in it, but it just didn't work as well as I'd hoped. The trailers had me more excited than probably anything I can remember, even more than I was for Avengers.

My hope is that Goyer takes a look at what didn't work in Man of Steel and tries to correct some of those issues in Batman v Superman.

But on to this project, he's actually only producing this film, so if the writing is terrible we can't blame him.
GiantNerd - 8/20/2014, 7:22 PM

I don't hate Goyer really either. I just wanted to get in on the fun.
Dingbat - 8/20/2014, 7:22 PM
Stop shitting on Goyer. You guys are way too hard on him. Every writer has had at least one terrible script. Joss Whedon is a good writer but he's responsible for Alien Resurrection. Not only that but to this day he still blames it on everyone else involved. He was also the genius behind this line...
"Do you know what happens when a toad is struck by lightening?. The same thing that happens to everything else."

Cut Goyer some slack. He is a capable writer.
Darkknight23 - 8/20/2014, 7:22 PM
There's a cause for concern when Goyer works alone, but when he's collaborating with other he really shines.
ComicsBornAndBred - 8/20/2014, 7:29 PM
Goyer is good in collaboration and as an idea man. Working solo....that's a problem for him
UltimateHunt - 8/20/2014, 7:30 PM
"It's a lot of the same people who worked on the Nolan "BATMAN""

except the actual Nolan(s).... lmfao

GiantNerd - 8/20/2014, 7:32 PM
Goyer's alright. He gave us Blade 2.

UltimateHunt - 8/20/2014, 7:33 PM
Don Jon was pretty good IMHO,,

Josepth might have something, IDK Neil Gaiman, but im SO glad Goyer isnt alone, thats a good news!!

WB. you are learning ;)
RorMachine - 8/20/2014, 7:33 PM
Inhuman, you're better off just Goggling it...there's too much to explain! But it's by far the vest comic series I've ever read.
DrunkenNukem - 8/20/2014, 7:34 PM
"It's well deserved."

how the [frick] is well deserved the hate that Goyer gets from you??

He is a good movie writer, just because you people don't like his job doesn't make it valid to hate him like if he is a serial killer or a rapist

TheRationalNerd - 8/20/2014, 7:35 PM
75/3 = 25

So make 3 films each focus in on 25 episodes. Therefore when you get to the final film the 75 is complete. Yes? No?
McGee - 8/20/2014, 7:35 PM

Who doesn't like fun? :D


He's a supernatural entity who sneaks into children's bedrooms and molests them in their dreams.

I'm not joking. He was created by Jack Kirby as a way of f*cking DC Comics over because he was a die-hard Marvel fan.

Everyone who knows the truth.....sssssshhh!!!!

UltimateHunt - 8/20/2014, 7:36 PM

come on bro! hes the one of the villains of spider man
DrunkenNukem - 8/20/2014, 7:37 PM
and the worst part is that he is not writing the script...but you get all defensive by just seeing his name
KilledHal9000 - 8/20/2014, 7:37 PM
Im down.
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