In the course of the past few years we have been seeing more and more Hollywood actors and actresses deciding to try their hand at directing, with a number of these stars making their directorial debut in recent years. One such star is the hugely talented actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who made his directorial debut with the film Don Jon, which was very impressive.
Over the years Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been quite vocal about his love of the DC comics character The Sandman, so it was no real surprise when it was announced that Joseph had signed on to direct the big screen adaptation, as well as starring in the film. The Sandman project is coming along nicely and Joseph and co. are still working hard on the project.
For those of you who are not familiar with the character The Sandman and his background, it is officially described as, "A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power."
While we now know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in line to play the lead role in The Sandman, as well as directing the movie, we also know that David S. Goyer is working on the screenplay for the project along with Jack Thorne. The Sandman movie is expected to begin shooting in 2015, with a release date expected for sometime in 2016. We cannot wait!