Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Star and Direct Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper (2012) Movie Image

Cue fanboy geek ‘splosion.

Word from the trades has Joseph Gordon-Levitt, fresh from his directorial debut on the well-received “Don Jon”, finalizing a deal to develop a movie based on the Neil Gaiman comic book series “Sandman” as not only a producer, but also as director and star.

Sandman Comic Book CoverThis potentially very good news for all you fans of the comic book has Gordon-Levitt teaming up with David Goyer (of the Christopher Nolan Batman films and Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”) on the project for Warner Bros. Okay, so teaming up with Goyer may or may not be good news, depending on how much you credit/blame him for all that’s wrong/right with the Batman and “Man of Steel” movies.

If all goes well, Gordon-Levitt would also play Morpheus, described as “the personification of dreams” who, “after being held captive 70 years, Morpheus escapes, gains revenge and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times.”

Besides starring, writing, directing, and catering “Don Jon”, Gordon-Levitt has the comic book movie “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” in the pipeline and set for 2014.

So it makes you wonder if this mean Gordon-Levitt is out of the running for Edgar Wright’s “Ant-Man” movie. As you’ll recall, he and Paul Rudd (along with an unknown third name) were reportedly frontrunners to star in the Marvel superhero movie. It appears Gordon-Levitt would rather stay with D.C., where he previously played Robin (if in name only) in Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix

“Wait, what? No one told me they’re remaking ‘The Matrix’…”

Via : Deadline