Joseph Gordon-Levitt leaves Sandman adaptation over creative differences


Neil Gaiman’s Sandman is one of the most celebrated comics of the 90s. It’s also one of the most difficult to adapt. It seemed like there was some hope for the project (that’s long been in development hell) when Joseph Gordon-Levitt came on board back in 2013, but that’s no longer the case.

Gordon-Levitt has left Sandman because of creative differences with New Line, and he shared the news on Facebook.

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At this point it seems like the movie may never get made, but maybe that’s for the best. Sandman is too big for one film or even a film franchise. Maybe, if the project ever gets off the ground, it should consider TV like the Starz adaptation of Gaiman’s American Gods or Garth Ennis’ and Steve Dillon’s Preacher on AMC.

Can a Sandman movie get made? Sound off in the comments.

[via Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Facebook]

Hubert Vigilla
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