Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Direct and Star in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

UPDATE: Gordon-Levitt has confirmed the news, posting the following to his Twitter account:

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m incredibly honored to be working with David Goyer, Warner Bros, and @neilhimself on SANDMAN. #Prelude”

The use of the “Prelude” hashtag is of some interest as it suggests that Goyer’s script might focus on the series’ first collection, “Preludes and Nocturnes,” which detail the earthly imprisonment of Dream, his escape and his reclamation of various objects of power.

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