Against all odds Vertigo’s Sandman movie appears to be on track to start production as soon as 2016. In 2013 it was announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was going to produce the film and was the odds-on favorite to star as the master of dreams himself.
DC cinematic cornerstone David Goyer is on this project as well and it’s been reported that writer Jack Thorne as drafted a copy of the script, but it doesn’t appear that it will be used in production of the film.
Goyer was quoted in an interview with Collider as saying, “we’re just about to do a new draft. All of the Vertigo properties ported over to New Line a few months ago. There was a decision from the higher-ups that New Line would focus on the Vertigo properties and Warner Bros would focus on the DC properties. So we’re just starting a re-write with a really fantastic writer that fans of your site will enjoy that’s coming aboard, but I can’t quite announce it yet.”
Goyer, who is most notoriously the man responsible for building up the DC Cinematic Universe, also had some things to say about adapting Vertigo properties to the big screen, “I think that the Vertigo properties are a bit more quirky and off-centre than kind of the mainstream superhero stuff at Warners. But I understand the decision because we’re not having to fight for release dates with the Vertigo stuff like we would have been having to do over at Warner Bros. But I feel confident that film will go into production hopefully next year.”
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