Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently held a Reddit AMA session where he offered new details about the Sandman adaptation, which he is producing. The actor/filmmaker revealed that he is currently working on the script with producer David S. Goyer and Jack Thorne, and that he believes this story is better told as a movie, instead of a TV series. Here's what he had to say below.
"I think a big screen adaptation is a better idea and here's why. If you did the episodic version, I think it could very well end up as a not-as-good-version of what is already brilliant in the comics. But by reworking the material into a big movie, Gaiman's brilliant characters and ideas get to take shape in a way they never have before. Also, I think Sandman deserves to look absolutely mind-blowingly awesome, just on a visual level, and as cinematic as some TV shows are becoming these days, they still can't compete with big movies visually, just because they can't afford to."
He also added that the movie's plot will deviate from the comics, but it will still stay true to the spirit of the books.
"There's tons of little brilliant moments throughout the series, and we certainly can't incorporate all of them. We are using a whole bunch of specifics straight from the comics, but of course, we're also having to do a certain amount of invention, and in between that, there's tons of re-appropriating, re-contextualizing, combining, consolidating, and all manner of things that literalists might not like. But what we try to be completely faithful about is the overall sentiment: that Dreams and Stories and Magic are actually all the same thing, and that they're real, and that they're powerful."
No cast members have been confirmed, but a report surfaced last year that revealed Tom Hiddleston was being sought to play Morpheus, but his involvement has yet to be confirmed. No director has been attached yet, but there have been rumors that Joseph Gordon-Levitt himself may direct, but that has not been confirmed. Are you glad that this adaptation will stay true to the comics? Chime in with your thoughts below.