The film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed “Sandman” comic series, which David S. Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are attached to, is still in development at Warner Bros. Pictures at last report.
There’s presently no word as to who might take on the role of the lord of dreams himself Morpheus, and Gaiman himself reveals in a new interview with Radio Times that he admits he’s not too fussed about whom they choose as long as it’s a good actor:
“It’s a funny thing with Morpheus. Again, it’s that thing where you look around and think, ‘Yes this person would be a fantastic person’, and then time passes. There was a time Johnny Depp would’ve been a great Morpheus, but now he’s too old and it’s fine.
I think the first time I saw Benedict [Cumberbatch] was as Sherlock Holmes, I thought, ‘wow, that’s incredibly Morpheus’. And fans probably thought the same because they immediately started doing fan-art, meshing the two of them up.
Then again, Tom Hiddleston is still out there! And the truth is, as far as I’m concerned, anybody who sounds English with great cheekbones can probably pull it off.”
Gaiman serves as a producer on the film and is expected to play a big part in picking a potential actor for the role. Gordon-Levitt, who is directing the project, was thought to be also starring but this report puts that in doubt.