Adaptation Watch: Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN Will Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It looks like the newest adaptation is coming from the pages of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel, Sandman.

Comics Alliance is reporting that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt announced that he is working with Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer on a new Warner Bros. project based on Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel which included artwork by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, Michael Zulli and Dave McKean. Gordon-Levitt himself will star as Dream (a.k.a. the Sandman) who rules over the world of dreams.

Gordon-Levitt’s use of the #Preludes hashtag would seem to indicate that the film is being just based not off the original issue of Sandman, but off of the Preludes & Nocturnes volume, which includes the first 8 issues.

Sandman #1, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Sam Kieth is available on Kindle this week for the low, low proce of FREE!

Sandman #1 is the first issue of the first volume of Gaiman’s horror/fantasy epic, in which “an occultist accidentally traps Morpheus, the embodiment of Dreams, and holds him for 70 years. Finally free, Morpheus seeks his lost objects of power and rediscovers his place in the universe…”

Grab it while you can!
(This looks like it may only be an Amazon U.S. deal…)