Joseph Gordon-Levitt attended Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards last night, where he provided an update on the Sandman movie he will produce, direct and probably star in.
“Big spectacular action movies are generally about crime fighters fighting crime and blowing sh-t up. This has nothing to do with that,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt told MTV News. “And it was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said ‘Don’t have any punching.’ 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 cliches. So, that’s why it’s taking a lot time to write, but it’s going to be really good.”
Another reason it is taking a long time to adapt Neil Gaiman's beloved comic is that it was written a piece at a time over many years with no clear cinematic beginning, middle, and end. I'm sure JGL, Gaiman, David S. Goyer and screenwriter Jack Thorne can put their heads together and figure it out.
You can listen to Joseph's comments in the video below.
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