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Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2014

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks ‘Sandman’ prelude and making a ‘grand-scale spectacular’ film

DC Comics is moving ahead with a Sandman adaptation led by Don Jon director/creator Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Now the details are hardly in stone, but The Dark Knight Rises star spoke about bringing the universe to life.

During an interview with IGN.com, Gordon-Levitt had to begin by clarifying his recent tweet of “Prelude” and whether that confirms a “Preludes & Nocturnes” storyline that began the comic.

“I honestly just wrote that as sort of a pun, because this tweet was a prelude to who knows what’s to come. Obviously “Prelude” is the title of the first issue, but… Yeah, nothing is cemented yet. But there’s so much potential in that material. It’s exciting.”

Next, the Inception star discusses the massive scope he wants to see for this film.

“The concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, personifying Destruction and Delirium and Destiny and Desire and Despair. I mean, that’s just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept. You look at the art of Sandman, and it just looks spectacular. I love big, spectacular movies, but oftentimes big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that’s on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that’s the tip of the iceberg”

At this point he has only signed on as a producer, but fans are clamoring in hopes that he will direct the film.

Joseph Gordon Levitt as John Blake in "The Dark Knight Rises" photo Warner Bros

Joseph Gordon Levitt as John Blake in “The Dark Knight Rises” photo Warner Bros

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