It’s official: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now attached to the long-gestating Sandman movie, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic The Sandman comic books.
The actor confirmed his involvement via Twitter, saying that he will work alongside The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel writer David Goyer, as well as Gaiman himself. It also seems the tweet may have left fans a nice hint with the hashtag ”#Prelude,” suggesting that it’s likely the filmmakers could steer their focus toward the first story arc from the series, Preludes & Nocturnes.
Deadline reports that JGL is also in talks with Warner Bros to take on the roles of both director and star of the film, but according to the actor in a later tweet, he has “signed on as a producer on Sandman. The rest remains to be seen.”
If Gordon-Levitt ends up helming the project, it wouldn’t be his first time in the director’s chair. He made his directorial debut with this year’s Don Jon, starring alongside Scarlett Johansson. He will also provide the English language voice track for Hayao Miyazaki’s next movie, The Wind Rises.