Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Direct and Star in Sandman Adaptation

Looks like things are on the up for director and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Mere months after the release of his directorial debut in Don Jon, we’ve learned that JGL will be once again wearing both the actor and director hats for his adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic graphic novel Sandman.

He’ll be joined by writers David Goyer and Neil Gaiman on the project, and from hints dropped in the actor’s recent tweets, it’s likely that we’ll see the actor play the role of Dream, a personification of dreams who is released upon the modern world after being held captive for 70 years.

Gaiman’s Sandman adaptation has long been locked in development hell, but this announcement gives us hope that we’ll see an adaptation of his work on screen yet. Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time Gaiman’s written work has reached film, as both Stardust and American Gods were adapted for the big screen and television respectively. Still, Sandman is often considered to be one of Gaiman’s seminal works.

Stay tuned for more developments on the story as we learn them.

(Thanks to The Playlist)