Joseph Gordon Levitt is Neil Gaiman’s Sandman
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think we’d ever ever eeeeeeeeeever see a Neil Gaiman Sandman movie. Maybe, maaaaaaaaaaybe, an HBO series but never a movie. I always thought it was one of those comics that was entirely too big for the silver screen. Then again, I never ever thought Watchmen would ever be made into a film or a series of prequel comics or a video game. And we saw how well that shit turned out.
I can’t help but greet the news that Joseph Godon-Levitt is going to direct and star in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman with a degree of skepticism. Mostly, I just don’t trust Warner Bros with anything anymore. The good news is that Neil Gaiman hasn’t let anyone do anything with a Sandman movie until now and the fact that he’s signed off and will be participating in the production gives me hope.
If they are indeed starting with Preludes and Nocturnes, I don’t see how you can make that story anything but a hard R. It’s a terrifying thriller, through and through. If they end up pulling punches and making it any less graphic, I don’t think the comic nerds will be satisfied. Then again, this has to appeal to the widest audience possible. I’d be extremely surprised if they aim for anything but a PG-13 rating.
I can almost guarantee that I’ll be seeing this in the theater. No matter how bad the trailers might end up being or how wonky the interpretation is, it’s fucking Sandman! I think it’s a comic nerd’s genetic imperative to watch anything that deals with Sandman as soon as it comes out.
So do you guys think this will work? Or do we have the makings of another Watchmen on our hands?
From: Super Hero Hype