Deadline is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently in talks to produce Warner Brothers’ upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman. In fact, according to the exclusive report, it appears that the actor is close to finishing negotiations with David S. Goyer to direct the feature as well as star as the film’s main protagonist.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently made his directorial debut with the R-rated comedy Don Jon and after a string of high-profile roles in such Warner Bros. films as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and Inception, it’s possible the studio may be willing to give the actor a shot at spearheading a new comic book franchise for the big screen.
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) December 17, 2013
First launched by Vertigo in 1989, the Eisner Award winning “Sandman” series followed the exploits of Morpheus, a character who exists as the personification of our subconscious imagery and resides within “the Dreaming”, an imaginary realm in which people go to dream. After being held captive for 70 years, the character enters modern times and attempts to rebuild his kingdom in the land of the Dreaming.
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