Jack Thorne ("A Long Way Down," "How I Live Now") has signed on to pen the screenplay for the film based on Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" graphic novel series.
The 75-issue comic follows Dream (aka. Morpheus), the Lord of the dream world who is held captive for seven decades by an occult ritual. Having escaped, his kingdom has fallen into disrepair in his absence and he sets about changing his old ways - hard for a being who has been around for billions of years.
The series features various elements of mythology, horror, historical events and absurdist humor. Characters include Dream's siblings such as his gothic punk rocker looking sister Death, his talking animal assistants, and the immortal The Corinthian who has two mouths for eyes.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to produce the project but may come onboard to star and direct as well.