Joseph Gordon-Levitt explains what attracted him to big-screen Sandman adaptation

sandman-joseph-gordon-levitt-bannerIn a recent interview with IGN, JGL provided a few interesting tidbits about the upcoming Sandman adaptation that he has been linked to.  While he didn’t confirm whether he would be directing, or starring, or both, he did give some interesting answers, seeming to show a genuine passion for the title.

On what drew him to the Sandman material in the first place, Levitt said “Well, I love just the basic concept of it – just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, personifying Destruction and Delirium and Destiny and Desire and Despair. I mean, that’s just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept.”

“You look at the art of Sandman, and it just looks spectacular. I love big, spectacular movies, but oftentimes big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that’s on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that’s the tip of the iceberg.”, he added.

He also clarified the rampant speculation surrounding his use of the hashtag #Prelude in his previous tweet about the project (with many assuming it referred to the ‘Preludes and Nocturnes’ Sandman storyline).

“I honestly just wrote that as sort of a pun, because this tweet was a prelude to who knows what’s to come. Obviously “Prelude” is the title of the first issue, but… Yeah, nothing is cemented yet. But there’s so much potential in that material. It’s exciting.

So what do you think?  Does JGL’s (apparent) enthusiasm for the subject matter give you more confidence as the project moves forward?  We may still have plenty of time to make our minds up though, as he also clarified that the movie’s current status was “Early days. Very, very early days.”

The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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