Thursday, November 21, 2013

io9: David Goyer pitches a Sandman movie

Um, no...let's be clear...you cannot squish the complexity that is 75+ issues of The Sandman into one movie. And there's quite a bit of it that wouldn't do in the very linear-creature that is a regular movie. Maybe a TV series...controlled by me and maybe some of the other fans who would make sure you (the director(s)) wouldn't fuck it up!

Via io9

Okay, let me clarify that: David Goyer is definitely pitching a Sandman movie, and Badass Digest is reporting that The Dark Knight's Rises' Joseph Gordon-Levitt is somehow involved. It's possible that JGL wants to direct it, but it seems much more likely that might play Dream in such an adaptation (or both, hell).

This is way too early to really even speculate about, but you should recall that 1) Warner Bros. loves themselves some David Goyer, seeing as he's written all three of Chris nolan's Dark Knight movies and Man of Steel, 2) I'm sure Warner Bros. would be equally excited to have Joseph Gordon-Levitt involved, and 3) President of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson said not four months ago that a Sandman adaptation was at the "top" of their movie to-do list.

On the other hand, there have been plenty of DC movie ideas — including a few by Goyer himself — that never made it past the announcement stage, so I wouldn't hold your breathe just yet. But man, I think JGL would be a pretty inspired choice to play Dream. Hmm....

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