Just yesterday, Kyle Anderson over at the Nerdist website posted an article reporting that there may be a collaboration (of sorts) between two of my favorite creators: Joseph Gordon Levitt and Neil Gaiman.
Joseph Gordon Levitt is in final talks to not only star, but also co-produce and potentially direct the film version of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. I have been a fan of his acting for years (yes, all the way back to 3rd Rock from the Sun, if you must know) and saw his directorial debut Don Jon at the BFI London Film Festival in October this year. Of the films I saw at the festival, that was one of my top two, if not my favorite. He’s a talented guy, and I would be pretty excited to see what he does with Gaiman’s material if this news becomes official.
Sandman is a comic book series written by Gaiman between 1989 and 1996, containing 75 issues. While I haven’t had the opportunity to read the comic books myself yet, I am a big fan of Gaiman’s work in general and have read several of his books. And considering Sandman is about Morpheus, the God of Dreams, it’s right down my alley. Gaiman’s love of mythology part of what I love most about his work.
I guess it’s time for me to get serious about reading that series now.
EDIT: Here’s a tweet from Joseph Gordon Levitt himself earlier today.