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Neil Gaiman meets with Joseph Gordon-Levitt about Sandman movie

July 21st, 2014 by Marc Comments


Who wants to see Neil Gaiman’s Sandman finally come to the big screen? Ever since the 90’s the popular Gaiman property has languished in one form of developmental hell or another. From a movie with scripts so bad that it caused Gaiman to exclaim that he’d rather see no Sandman movie rather the ones that kept getting proposed, to a TV show that never made it off the ground. Well Sandman fans, it seems that we are now moving in the right direction, at least for Gaiman’s liking.

According to website Screen Rant, Gaiman has recently met with the director tabbed to bring the Sandman to the big screen, Joesph Gordon-Levitt, and JGL has apparently won Gaiman’s seal of approval. Here’s what Neil had to say:

“Joseph Gordon-Levitt, of all people, is an enormous ‘Sandman‘ fan. He and David Goyer talked about it, they’ve come up, I believe, with a treatment of what they want the story of the first movie to be… They are talking to an incredible writer [Jack Thorne], who I coincidentally already knew, because he did the movie script for ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane,’ so I’ve met him and loved his treatment of my work. And Wednesday afternoon I will be spending with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and talking ‘Sandman’! That’s pretty much everything I know. Now you know as much as I know.”


It’s a known fact that JGL is actually a big Sandman fan, which I’m sure helped to win Neil Gaiman over. We all know what a talent Gordon-Levitt is, and while it’s not known if the actor will star in the movie, his directorial debut Don Jon has won me over so I expect good things when it comes time to see Sandman.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….