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Published On: Sat, Mar 1st, 2014

Writer hired for ‘Sandman’ film, produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

DC Comics adaptation of the Sandman comic book has a new writer, with How I Live Now scribe Jack Thorne on board to work on the script, reports Deadline.

Sandman DC Comics photoThe new film will be co-produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer, with Thorne expected to write his script based upon a story pitch from Goyer.

While there is no confirmation, rumors have been swirling that Joseph Gordon-Levitt may also star or direct the film as well.

The Sandman series shifts between horror and fantasy, and the central character is Morpheus, the personification of dreams. After being held captive 70 years, Morpheus escapes, gains revenge and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times,” the article states.

“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,” the Don Jon director said of the film.

“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”

Check out the review of Sandman comics HERE (“Season of the Mists”) story

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