Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is to produce ‘Sandman’ for Warner Bros has promised a new style of comic book movie, which will stand out from the other DC Feature films.
The actor turned producer is co-producing the movie project with ‘Sandman’ writer Neil Gaiman and David S Goyer.
A movie adaptation of ‘Sandman’ has been in development in one form or another for nearly 20 years, but Levitt assures fans that the film is close to finally becoming a reality.
“It’s slow but steady,” he told MTV News. “It’s a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they’re brilliant. But they’re not written as a whole.
“It’s not like Watchmen, which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end. Sandman was written over the course of whatever – I forget exactly, six or seven years. One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time.
“And to try to take that and make it into something that’s a feature film – a movie that has a beginning, middle, and end – is complicated.”
Levitt added that ‘Sandman’ will not have the bombastic fight sequences that have become a hallmark of superhero movies.
“It was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said ‘Don’t have any punching’,” he recalled. “Because he never does. If you read the comics, Morpheus doesn’t punch anybody. That’s not what he does.
“It’s going to be like a grand spectacular action film, but that relies on none of those same old ordinary clichés.”