We haven't heard much about the comic book adaptation Sandman since it was first announced back in December 2013, but we know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer are producing alongside author Neil Gaiman. Jack Thorne (A Long Way Down) signed on to write the screenplay adaptation back in February, but we're still not sure how long we are from a Sandman movie arriving in theaters. Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently held a Reddit AMA session, where he offered a brief update on the adaptation's progress.
"Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne, working on the screenplay. We've been doing our meetings at the DC office, which is a frickin rad place to work. Also just had a great conversation last week with David and Mr. Gaiman. Neil has been extremely big hearted with me, and he's the one I want to please most."
David S. Goyer also commented on Sandman in a Deadline story about Kevin Turen becoming the president of his production company, Phantom Four. Kevin Turen will also serve as a producer on Sandman, but, according to David S. Goyer, it isn't known when production may begin quite yet. Here's what he had to say below, revealing that they have already turned in a draft of the script.
"I hesitate to definitively say when it might go before the cameras, but the one thing different between other iterations and ours is that Neil Gaiman has been in the room with us and is a vital part of the team. We have a draft Warners is very happy with and we're moving forward, knock on wood."
We also reported last month that Sandman will not be a part of Warner Bros.' DC Comics universe, but a separate Vertigo Comics movie world. Author Neil Gaiman hinted that there will be a separate announcement for all of the studio's Vertigo Comics movies, which could also include Justice League Dark. Are you looking forward to seeing Sandman on the big screen? Chime in with your thoughts below.