Much like Garth Ennis’ Preacher, Neil Gaiman’s cult comic series Sandman has had a rocky relationship with Hollywood, but now it looks like there might be something on the horizon. Badass Digest, who also brought us news of a Preacher TV series, is reporting that David Goyer has pitched Warner Bros. on a big screen take on the franchise, which they are reportedly very receptive towards. In addition, it’s reported that DC CCO Geoff Johns is “very behind” Goyer’s vision and early talks have begun with Joseph Gordon-Levitt to potentially to star as Morpheus in the film.
The site stresses that these are still early talks and none of them could in fact come to pass, but the discussions have at least occurred regarding the live-action world of Sandman.
Gordon has been linked to a number of comic book inspired roles, having appeared in The Dark Knight Rises, the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and being previously rumored for Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy and Dr. Strange.
Given the comic’s previous problems with film development, it remains to be seen if this film will ever materialize. Who do you want to see involved in a Sandman movie? Sound off below.
Sandman, which launched DC Comic’s Vertigo imprint, ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman’s worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny).
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