The news came shortly before Christmas of Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s involvement in the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s comic-book, Sandman with Warner Bros.
The first announcements were made clear through a tweet from Gordon-Levitt, though he has now spoken further on the project with IGN, stating:
“I love just the basic concept of it,” he mentions “just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, Destruction, Delirium, Destiny, Desire and Despair. I mean, that’s just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept.”
With his role in The Dark Knight Rises and upcoming film Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Gordon-Levitt is starting to think that he may be starring in too many comic roles. However the Don Jon actor/director believes Sandman may be a different story, a new kind of comic-book film, thinking less about categories and genre and more towards material and content.
“I love big, spectacular movies,” he explains “but often times big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that’s on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that’s the tip of the iceberg.”
Currently, there is speculation that he may step further than the role of producer and perhaps direct or even star in the film himself. Though he says “There’s lots of potential, but it’s still very, very early days.”
Be sure to check out the official comic for more information on Sandman.