HITFIX is reporting that Neil Gaiman’s ever popular character will finally be making the leap to the big screen. To headline the project Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Don Jon) will play the title character. HITFIX is also confirming that David Goyer (Man of Steel) will be co-producing.
The question now is, which Sandman story will it be?
Sandman first appeared in DC Comics in January of 1999. By issue #47 the title went under DC Comics’s brand Vertigo Comics and became a tent pole for the publisher.
The Vertigo Biography on Sandman: “The Sandman is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming—a vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who’s ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus’ realm— be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons.
Upon his escape from an embarrassing captivity at the hands of a mere mortal, Morpheus finds himself at a crossroads, forced to deal with the enormous changes within both himself and his realm. His journey to find his place in a world that’s drastically changed takes him through mythical worlds to retrieve his old heirlooms, the back roads of America for a twisted reunion, and even Hell itself—to receive the dubious honor of picking the next Devil. But he’ll learn his greatest lessons at the hands of his own family, the Endless, who—like him—are walking embodiments of the most influential aspects of existence”.