Published On: Mon, Jun 8th, 2015

‘Sandman’ movie update from JGL: ‘slow’ ‘complicated’

The film adaptation of Sandman, the popular Neil Gaiman comic book series is “complicated” says Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who added that the big screen adaptation of the comic series is progressing at a “slow but steady” pace.

“It’s a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they’re brilliant,” Gordon-Levitt said in an interview with MTV at Spike’s Guy’s Choice Awards on Sunday. “But they’re not written as a whole. It’s not like Watchmen, which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end.”

JGL directed Don Jon and attached to the film, possibly directing the big film as well from a script by JackThorne with David S. Goyer producing.

Sandman DC Comics photoSandman was written over the course of –whatever, I forget exactly — six or seven years,” he continued. “One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time. And to try to take that and make it into something that’s a feature film — a movie that has a beginning, middle, and end — is complicated.”

The Inception star promises that the film will not rely on comic book movie cliches.

“Big spectacular action movies are generally about crime fighters fighting crime and blowing shit up,” he said. “This has nothing to do with that. And it was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said ‘Don’t have any punching.’ Because he never does. If you read the comics, Morpheus doesn’t punch anybody. That’s not what he does.”

Little is known about the film with no concrete dates or casting information at this point.

The Sandman 21 Season of the Mists comic book cover

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