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Old 12-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #126
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I don't view any comic book as a sacred cow that can't be adapted. That's right, I said comic book, not "graphic novel."

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Old 12-20-2013, 01:38 AM   #127
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If JGL really had the eye of a director he would know casting himself would be a miscast, I just don't see this guy being able to pull Morpheus of. Morpheus is not short and skinny but tall and lanky it's an important trait of his as it's often commented on by people he encounters. Also he blatantly has a British accent this is illustrated in the way his text is writing and in some of the things he says. Also Morpheus is meant to have an air about him an aura, I hate to say the obvious choice but like any have said Cumberbatch is the perfect choice not only that but the voice.

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:14 AM   #128
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Talent like Goyer is a reason to be negative. But really WB doesn't have the greatest record with superhero/comic book properties. I have faith in this but its quite easy to understand why some wouldn't.

Goyer is a talent.....as is JGL and Gaiman of course. Goyer has been involved in more big hits than misses. Dark City, Blade Trilogy, TDKT, MOS and the soon to be Batman vs Superman and Sandman films.

Plus, here is the original report:

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/jose...t-warner-bros/

It says a screenwriter will be hired soon. So basically Goyer probably outlined the story treatment with Gaiman most likely.

Goyer will not be writing the screenplay, so the haters should feel a bit better.

The hate for Goyer is just waaaaaaay over the top by some in here.


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Old 12-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #129
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Agreed.

Also, part of me wonders how much of Dream will be CGI.

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Old 12-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #130
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If JGL really had the eye of a director he would know casting himself would be a miscast, I just don't see this guy being able to pull Morpheus of. Morpheus is not short and skinny but tall and lanky it's an important trait of his as it's often commented on by people he encounters. Also he blatantly has a British accent this is illustrated in the way his text is writing and in some of the things he says. Also Morpheus is meant to have an air about him an aura, I hate to say the obvious choice but like any have said Cumberbatch is the perfect choice not only that but the voice.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #131
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I would be totally fine with Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing The Sandman. He's incredibly talented, one of the most consistently strong actors around right now. And though it's hard to pin down, since he was drawn in a range of different ways by the many artists who worked on the series, but I think he is a good visual match for the Jill Thompson/Bryan Talbot style slender, smooth-featured, ageless, vaguely multi-ethnic interpretation of Dream. Is he as tall as Dream was typically depicted in the comics? No. But I guess we'd just add that to the long, storied list of actors who didn't match the height of the comic characters they were playing, which ended up not mattering in the slightest when the actual film came out. Seriously, it feels like years now I've been saying "Height never matters a jot in these films" when people complain about an actor being too short/tall, and I'm always proven right.

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Old 12-24-2013, 01:32 AM   #132
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I would be totally fine with Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing The Sandman. He's incredibly talented, one of the most consistently strong actors around right now. And though it's hard to pin down, since he was drawn in a range of different ways by the many artists who worked on the series, but I think he is a good visual match for the Jill Thompson/Bryan Talbot style slender, smooth-featured, ageless, vaguely multi-ethnic interpretation of Dream. Is he as tall as Dream was typically depicted in the comics? No. But I guess we'd just add that to the long, storied list of actors who didn't match the height of the comic characters they were playing, which ended up not mattering in the slightest when the actual film came out. Seriously, it feels like years now I've been saying "Height never matters a jot in these films" when people complain about an actor being too short/tall, and I'm always proven right.

Oh yes without a doubt. JGL would own as Morpheus/Dream.

His height should not come into play at all.

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Old 12-28-2013, 08:53 PM   #133
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Yeah completely agreed with this. Preludes and Nocturnes will be fine for a first movie. We don't need a tv series for a Sandman story. It's convenient that Sandman is already broken up into parts, they can easily just adapt each part into a movie, it can be an ongoing series. If LOTR works in film Sandman can too
Yes, but the chance of success on television is much higher than film. Less risk as well, with the only trade off being the cost. Honestly, Sandman is such a strange concept it would be an incredibly difficult sell to mainstream audiences. I don't see this movie doing gangbusters. Can it make enough to the point where it makes its budget back while still having that said budget to retain the comics grand dream and real world scale? Eh... it's unsure.

So most likely, you'd only get one film out of it. It's similar to a Game of Thrones situation. Game of Thrones would be a much harder sell given the content and amount of material covered for a film. Despite the money issue, television like HBO caters to a specific audience willing to check something like this out where it has a better chance of catching on gradually than advertising it as something that may just come and go to audiences. Television gives it the opportunity to be more remembered and endured.

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Old 01-11-2014, 06:18 PM   #134
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http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/...me-to-kill-for
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IGN: What stage is The Sandman at?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Early days. Very, very early days.

IGN: We know you're producing, but there's various "You might star, you might direct"...

Gordon-Levitt: Lots of potential, but it's still very early.

IGN: Should we take you tweeting the hashtag "Prelude" in relation to Sandman to mean what we think it means, that you'll be adapting the “Preludes & Nocturnes” storyline that began the comic?

Gordon-Levitt: I honestly just wrote that as sort of a pun, because this tweet was a prelude to who knows what's to come. Obviously "Prelude" is the title of the first issue, but... Yeah, nothing is cemented yet. But there's so much potential in that material. It's exciting.

IGN: What is it about Sandman that sparked your interest?

Gordon-Levitt: Well, I love just the basic concept of it - just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, personifying Destruction and Delirium and Destiny and Desire and Despair. I mean, that's just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept. You look at the art of Sandman, and it just looks spectacular. I love big, spectacular movies, but oftentimes big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever. Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that's on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie. I guess that's the tip of the iceberg.

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Old 01-11-2014, 09:49 PM   #135
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I just started Season of Mists, and it's legit. I got it for free at an MWR. I gotta say, I'm thinking JGL would be a great Dream. I don't see how accent or height really matters with a character like him, but I'm new. I'm pumped for a movie.

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:34 PM   #136
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So Jack Thorne is writing the script which is awesome because I loved his work on Skins, This Is England and The Fades.

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:21 PM   #137
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Cool to know that there is news about this. I feel like they have been trying to get Sandman going for a while and to know that they are moving forward instead of stuck in limbo is nice.

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Old 02-27-2014, 10:27 AM   #138
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I'm only familiar with his work in Skins but he's a solid writer, I've been meaning to check out The Fades.

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Old 03-12-2014, 06:04 AM   #139
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Apparently Neil Gaiman approves of Jack Thorne:

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Despite his cautious attitude, Gaiman did acknowledge that things were looking good this time around. "Joseph Gordon-Levitt, of all people, is an enormous 'Sandman' fan. He and David Goyer talked about it, they've come up, I believe, with a treatment of what they want the story of the first movie to be. They are talking to an incredible writer [Jack Thorne], who I coincidentally already knew, because he did the movie script for 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane,' so I've met him and loved his treatment of my work. And Wednesday afternoon I will be spending with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and talking 'Sandman!' That's pretty much everything I know. Now you know as much as I know."
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I'm only familiar with his work in Skins but he's a solid writer, I've been meaning to check out The Fades.
Check it out it is was a underrated show.

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Always thought a top quality tv show would be the better route for The Sandman. But Levitt is great and the fact that Gaiman is involved and approves of the treatment is really encouraging. Would love for this to happen. Although i'd like someone like Gilliam to direct.

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Old 03-13-2014, 03:30 AM   #142
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Yes, this is all sounding wonderful.

Casting is the next big trick though. Can they pull it off?

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Old 03-26-2014, 06:31 AM   #143
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I guess the meeting between JGL and Gaiman went well:

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I think I’m allowed to tell you that Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed on as a producer for the ‘Sandman’ film, and I had a fantastic day spent with Joe talking ‘Sandman,’ and his knowledge and commitment to it impressed the hell out of me.
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