‘Sandman’ Movie Update from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Goyer: Yes, It’s Still Happening
While most of us have been very occupied with the more major superhero movie news out of Marvel and DC, we haven’t forgotten about another DC project in development over at Warner Bros.: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman,’ which has been in development for quite a while now. First announced late last year, it’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about the project, but Gordon-Levitt and writer David Goyer finally have an update for us.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been working on the script for ‘Sandman’ with Goyer, Jack Thorn, and Neil Gaiman himself, and is set to direct the film as a follow-up to his debut, ‘Don Jon.’ That’s all we’ve known for the last year, but in a recent Reddit AMA, Gordon-Levitt provided a little update:
Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne, working on the screenplay. We’ve been doing our meetings at the DC office, which is a frickin rad place to work. Also just had a great conversation last week with David and Mr. Gaiman. Neil has been extremely big hearted with me, and he’s the one I want to please most.
Gordon-Levitt’s update isn’t a big one, but it’s progress in that they are definitely meeting at DC and he’s working closely with Gaiman to ensure that the author’s work is honored. In an interview with Deadline, Goyer also provided an update that indicates that a little more progress has been made:
I hesitate to definitively say when it might go before the cameras, but the one thing different between other iterations and ours is that Neil Gaiman has been in the room with us and is a vital part of the team. We have a draft Warners is very happy with and we’re moving forward, knock on wood.
Goyer can’t 100% confirm that the project is moving forward, hence the “knock on wood” quote, but he does state that WB is happy with their most current draft of the script, which would indicate that their adaptation of ‘Sandman’ is ready to move ahead. Could we finally see Neil Gaiman’s beloved ‘Sandman’ brought to life on the big screen in the next few years? It seems increasingly likely.