From Pages to Screen: The Sandman

Back in December of 2013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) announced that he was interested in Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel  ‘Sandman’ As Director, Star and Producer along with David Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy) At Warner Bros.  In a recent Interview with MTV Gordan-Levitt was asked where we are in the process.

“It’s really good, man. It’s slow but steady. It’s a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they’re brilliant. But they’re not written as a whole. It’s not like ‘Watchmen,’ which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end. ‘Sandman’ was written over the course of whatever — I forget exactly, six or seven years. One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time. And to try to take that and make it into something that’s a feature film — a movie that has a beginning, middle, and end — is complicated. I’m feeling really good about it, but it is a process, so please be patient.

“Big spectacular action movies are generally about crime fighters fighting crime and blowing sh-t up. This has nothing to do with that, and it was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said ‘Don’t have him punch anybody.’ Because he never does. If you read the comics, Morpheus doesn’t punch anybody. That’s not what he does. It’s going to be like a grand spectacular action film, but that relies on none of those same old ordinary cliches. So, that’s why it’s taking a lot time to write, but it’s going to be really good.”

The Sandman revolves around The main character of  the same name.  The Sandman is Dream, also known as Morpheus and other names, who is one of the seven Endless. The other Endless are Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium who was once Delight, and Destruction who turned his back on his duties.

Written by Neil Gaiman and distributed through Vertigo.


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    1. I hope it all works out. Sandman is very different to what we are getting on the big screen now. If it does not hit the big screen I hope they can get it running on Netflix much like the series Daredevil, which is really good.

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