BadassDigest reports some pretty insane news, stating that “trusted sources” tell them that David Goyer has pitched Warner Bros a take on Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s career-defining comic, and the studio has been very receptive.
Geoff Johns, DC’s Hollywood man, is very behind Goyer’s version, says the site further adding that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, pictured, is involved, almost certainly intending to play Morpheus, the lead character!
They clarify that this is early stuff and in the most vestigial of stages, stating that they aren’t even sure that anyone has spoken to Neil Gaiman about this yet.
“‘The Sandman’ is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming–a vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who’s ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus’ realm–be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons.
Upon his escape from an embarrassing captivity at the hands of a mere mortal, Morpheus finds himself at a crossroads, forced to deal with the enormous changes within both himself and his realm. His journey to find his place in a world that’s drastically changed takes him through mythical worlds to retrieve his old heirlooms, the back roads of America for a twisted reunion, and even Hell itself–to receive the dubious honor of picking the next Devil. But he’ll learn his greatest lessons at the hands of his own family, the Endless, who–like him–are walking embodiments of the most influential aspects of existence.”