Jack Thorne (“How I Live Now”) will script “Sandman”, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt starrer based on the Neil Gaiman comic book.
Gordon-Levitt, who is producing alongside comic-book movie vet David Goyer (“Blade”, “Batman Begins”), may end up directing too.
Deadline says :
The Sandman series shifts between horror and fantasy, and the central character is Morpheus, the personification of dreams. After being held captive 70 years, Morpheus escapes, gains revenge and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times. Warner Bros has long tried to crack the subject matter, and there is optimism that Goyer did that. The potential payoff is a highly original potential franchise, if Goyer, Gordon-Levitt and Warner Bros could pull it off.
Levitt next appears in “Sin City : A Dame to Kill For”.