Joseph Gordon-Levitt Dishes On ‘The Sandman’ Movie, Says It’s Going ‘Slow, But Steady’

It has been a while since we heard about the Sandman movie collaboration between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Neil Gaiman. In August last year, the Inquisitr reported that Gordon-Levitt confirmed that he is working on the movie version of The Sandman, the comic book series penned by Neil Gaiman.

After several months of waiting, fans now have news straight from Gordon-Levitt himself. On June 6, MTV got a chance to talk to Gordon-Levitt regarding The Sandman. We now know that there is progress on the project.

“It’s really good, man. It’s slow but steady. It’s a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they’re brilliant. But they’re not written as a whole. It’s not like Watchmen, which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end. Sandman was written over the course of whatever – I forgot exactly, six or seven years. One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time. And to try to take that and make it into something that’s a feature film – a movie that has a beginning, middle, and end – is complicated.”

There is another big reveal regarding The Sandman that Joseph Gordon-Levitt stated. He talked about how different the movie will be from other comic book movies. Audiences expect to see action and fighting in comic book movies, but The Sandman will be a completely different experience.

Gordon-Levitt said that the movie “has nothing to do” crime fighting and blowing things up.

“It was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said ‘Don’t have any punching.’ Because he never does. If you read the comics, Morpheus doesn’t punch anybody. That’s not what he does.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be working with David Goyer as a co-producer and Neil Gaiman as one of the executive producers for The Sandman film.

The Sandman comic books focus on Morpheus, also known as Dream (and many other names). He is known as one of the seven Endless, with others being Destruction, Delight, Delirium, Despair, Desire, Death, and Destiny. The series consists of 75 issues and one special.

There you have it. Fans can rejoice knowing that the movie’s on its way, and though it’s taking quite some time, Gordon-Levitt said that everything is going “slow, but steady.” The wait may be worth it, as he also assured everyone that The Sandman is “going to be really good!”

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