Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Vote Now: Jameson Empire Awards 2015
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
The 2014 Christmas Gift Guide
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
When Frodo Met Bilbo
Martin Freeman and Elijah Wood come together for Empire photoshoot
Exclusive: Colin Trevorrow Talks Jurassic World Trailer
“I’m comfortable going to Crazytown…”
Lake-town's Burning In New Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Pics
Benedict Cumberbatch's Smaug takes flight
Kevin Bacon Is Off To A Jungle
For Greg McLean's new survival thriller
The Independence Day Sequel Is Greenlit
Fox makes it officially official
First Trailers For Unfinished Business
Vince Vaughn's European work trip
Natalie Portman In Talks For Steve Jobs Film
Danny Boyle is looking to bolster his cast
Dan Gilroy Adapting Storming Las Vegas
Nightcrawler man working on the script for Antoine Fuqua
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 November 2014
Shailene Woodley In Talks For Oliver Stone's Latest
She may star with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Edward Snowden film
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
25 March 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Don Jon (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Don Jon (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Looper (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Premium Rush (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Discusses Sandman
'I think it's a really cinematic concept...'

13 January 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: IGN

submit to reddit

The news broke just before Christmas that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David S. Goyer and Neil Gaiman are developing a film adaptation of Gaiman's Sandman comic series for Warner Bros. The initial announcements came in the form of a couple of cursory tweets from Gordon-Levitt himself, but he's now expanded on his thoughts regarding the dream lord Morpheus in an interview with IGN

"I love just the basic concept of it," he says of his attraction to the material, "just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, Destruction, Delirium, Destiny, Desire and Despair. I mean, that's just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept."

Asked whether, post-The Dark Knight Rises and his role in the forthcoming Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Gordon-Levitt thinks he might be overdoing things on the comics front, he rejoinders that he pays attention to material and content rather than categories and genres. And he has some encouraging thoughts on the ways that Sandman could and should represent a very different kind of comicbook movie.

"I love big, spectacular movies," he muses, "but oftentimes big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that's on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that's the tip of the iceberg." 

Gordon-Levitt's use of "#Prelude" in his December tweets led to speculation that we were specifically talking about an adaptation of the first Sandman collection Preludes & Nocturnes, but he says now that this is jumping the gun. "I honestly just wrote that as sort of a pun," he insists, "because this tweet was a prelude to who-knows-what's to come. Obviously "Prelude" is the title of the first issue, but... Yeah, nothing is cemented yet."

He also won't be drawn on - or has yet to fully thrash out - the extent of his involvement. While he's certainly attached to Sandman as a producer, the speculation persists that he might also both direct and star. "There's lots of potential," he says, "but it's still very, very early days."

Watch this space for future updates. And if you haven't already, you should really seek out the comics or, if you need further inspiration, listen to our Neil Gaiman podcast for a little more on past attempts to film the series.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

From Dusk Til Dawn TV Series Trailer
Don Johnson straddles chaos and order
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!
Get 6 months of Empire for just £20 and not only receive the world's greatest movie magazine and exclusive subscriber covers but you'll also receive up to 50% off restaurants nationwide and more with a free Gourmet Society Membership worth £64.99!Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Spoiler Podcast
Featuring the director, Francis Lawrence

Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
Updated: Director Colin Trevorrow guides us through the first trailer

Vote Now: The Jameson Empire Awards 2015
Tell us your favourite films and stars of the year

The Gift Guide 2014: 50 Must-Have Items This Christmas
Box sets, hardware, clothing, books and stocking fillers to buy

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Subscribe to Empire magazine
6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)