Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently participated in a Reddit AMA session and gave a brief update on the progress of the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic “Sandman”.
At last report earlier this year, Jack Thorne (“A Long Way Down”) had signed on to write the screenplay adaptation with Gaiman, Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer producing the project. Gordon-Levitt says things haven’t progressed much since then with the script still being worked on:
“Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne, working on the screenplay. We’ve been doing our meetings at the DC office, which is a frickin rad place to work. Also just had a great conversation last week with David and Mr. Gaiman. Neil has been extremely big hearted with me, and he’s the one I want to please most.”
Goyer also commented on the film in a recent Deadline story, saying a draft of the script has already been turned in:
“I hesitate to definitively say when it might go before the cameras, but the one thing different between other iterations and ours is that Neil Gaiman has been in the room with us and is a vital part of the team. We have a draft Warners is very happy with and we’re moving forward, knock on wood.”
It’s expected a potential “Sandman” release date will be announced as part of a separate slate of DC/Vertigo Comics film adaptations that will be unveiled by Warner Brothers sometime in the next few months.