Deadline reports that Jack Thorne has been set to script “Sandman” at Warner Bros basedon the pitch that David Goyer made for his treatment for the Neil Gaiman comic book classic.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing with Goyer and the hope is for him to star and possibly direct. Gaiman is exec producer. Thorne scripted How I Live Now.
“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.”