Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who recently played a major role in Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, has signed on to work on another comics adaptation – this time as a producer and director. He is teaming up with screenwriter David S. Goyer (known for Blade and Nolans Batman trilogy) to produce an adaptation of Neil Gamain’s Sandman, the acclaimed Vertigo comic, for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. So far there’s no word on wether Gordon-Levitt will be in the movie as an actor, but perhaps we’ll see him as Morpheus himself? He certainly has experience with working inside a dream through his role in Inception and has proved himself a very capable director with this year’s Don Jon.
Sandman is yet another graphic novel of epic proportions to be transported to the screen in recent years. The adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen got massive critizism, not just because Zack Snyder was directing, but simply because many believed it sacrilege to tamper with the perfect genius of the source material. So far there doesn’t seem to be flame wars going on concerning Sandman, but what are your thoughts? Is Sandman “unfilmable” or can Hollywood do it justice?