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Sandman

DC Vertigo's Sandman getting to film stumbles again as Joseph Gordon-Levitt leaves the project...

Way back in the mists of December 2013, Joseph Gordon-Levitt took to Facebook to announce that he would be working with David Goyer (Man of Steel), Warner Bros and Neil Gaiman to bring classic comic book, Sandman, to the big screen.

HOWEVER...

Over the weekend, just hours after it was announced that Eric Heisserer, the screenwriter of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination 5 and The Conjuring 2, was going to write the screenplay, Joseph Gordon-Levitt took to Facebook again to say that he would no longer be involved, citing creative differences with the subsidiary of Warner Bros, New Line Cinema, that had taken over the film.

RE: SANDMANSo, as you might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, a while back, David Goyer and I made a...
Posted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Saturday, 5 March 2016


Neil Gaiman reacted to the news on Twitter posting this in response

He then went on to discuss the matter further with his followers saying that "I very much hope so. I would love to work with @hitRECordJoe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Twitter name) some more. He's smart, honest & really nice." Gaiman also reminded everyone that he did not, and has never, owned the rights to the Sandman character, saying "he's an original character, created by me, Mike Dringenberg & Sam Kieth, but done as Work For Hire for @DCComics" and added "I don't choose who writes scripts, the director, producer or cast."

When asked by a fan "Are you nervous about quality of the movie? Do you think it can damage "image" of the character?" Gaiman responded "If it was bad enough, yes. Howard the Duck was once a critically acclaimed comic, then it became a bad movie..."

So it now remains to be seen how, or even IF, the project will now progress but we'll keep you updated.

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