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Eric Heisserer signs up to pen Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Sandman

03.04.2016

A feature film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" series has been in the works since the 90's but has always found itself languishing in various stages of development hell. The latest attempt at bringing "Sandman" to life is in the hands of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is attached to direct and star in the film, and David Goyer. SANDMAN has already had several screenwriters involved over the past few years, including Jack Thorne (The Fades), and THR reports that the latest writer to lend his voice to SANDMAN will be Eric Heisserer.

Heisserer is best known for his work on the remakes of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and THE THING, but his upcoming projects look a little more promising as they include Denis Villeneuve's upcoming sci-fi drama STORY OF YOUR LIFE which is set to star Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. It's not clear when production on SANDMAN will begin, but last year David Goyer seemed confident that SANDMAN should kick off sometime this year. During last years Spike TV Guys Choice Awards, Joseph Gordon-Levitt described SANDMAN as a "grand, spectacular action film."

Big spectacular action movies are generally about, like, crime fighters fighting crime and blowing shit up. This has nothing to do with that. It was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said 'Don’t have him punch anything.’ Because he never does. If you read the comics, Morpheus doesn’t punch anybody. That’s not what he does. And so, it’s going to be like a grand, spectacular action film, but that relies on none of those same old ordinary cliches.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will next be seen in Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN, which is set for a September 16, 2016 release.

Source: THR

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2:55PM on 03/06/2016
ya get the feeling the new screenwriter got the job because he worked on Nightmare On Elm Street and they see it as a comparable subject?
Honestly I don't see sandman working as a film since they seem to regard fantasy as a forbidden word on it.
ya get the feeling the new screenwriter got the job because he worked on Nightmare On Elm Street and they see it as a comparable subject?
Honestly I don't see sandman working as a film since they seem to regard fantasy as a forbidden word on it.
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6:58PM on 03/05/2016
JGL just dropped out of the movie. Looks like he isn't a fan of this guy, or that WB just moved all their Vertigo properties to New Line, where they're trying to turn this movie into the start of a trilogy.

Project seemed doomed from day 1. Especially with Goyer involved.
JGL just dropped out of the movie. Looks like he isn't a fan of this guy, or that WB just moved all their Vertigo properties to New Line, where they're trying to turn this movie into the start of a trilogy.

Project seemed doomed from day 1. Especially with Goyer involved.
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12:07AM on 03/06/2016
Yep, just read this. Gives me the impression this isn't in the right hands.
Yep, just read this. Gives me the impression this isn't in the right hands.
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12:50AM on 03/05/2016
Loved some of his other work (American Gods in particular), but I've never read The Sandman, and at this point don't want to shell out 100 bucks to read the whole series over a weekend. Hopefully this movie is great and will convince me to put up the cash!
Loved some of his other work (American Gods in particular), but I've never read The Sandman, and at this point don't want to shell out 100 bucks to read the whole series over a weekend. Hopefully this movie is great and will convince me to put up the cash!
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11:49PM on 03/04/2016

As long as Neil Gaiman gives the final script his blessing

that's good enough for me.
that's good enough for me.
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