Joseph Gordon-Levitt keen to play Dream - Movies

November 25, 2013 8:07 AM

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The actor has been tipped to star in the big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s popular graphic novel, Sandman.

Still basking in the success of his directorial debut, Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly flirting with a project to bring Neil Gaiman’s cult classic comic to the big screen.

Gordon-Levitt is rumoured to be in very early discussions to star in this adaptation, which was pitched to Warner Bros by David Goyer, the screenwriter and producer behind the studio’s latest Batman and Superman films.

According to a report from – qualified as “up in the air” – Goyer’s next project will be adapted from Gaiman’s long-running comic The Sandman.

Seen in The Dark Knight Rises, which Goyer co-wrote, Gordon-Levitt is reportedly eyeing the role of Dream, aka Morpheus, in this allegorical tale. Launched in 1989, the comic depicted personifications of concepts such as Dream, Death and Destruction.

The Sandman adaptation is still in the very early stages at Warner Bros and has yet to be confirmed by official sources. The comic has interested various studios in the past without ever leading to a completed project. Among producers who have pitched The Sandman in the past are Roger Avary (The Rules Of Attraction) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural).


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