Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Direct and Star in Sandman Movie [UPDATED]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has confirmed the recent rumor that he will be heading up a movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic Sandman. In a tweet late Monday night:

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m incredibly honored to be working with David Goyer, Warner Bros, and on SANDMAN.

Further coverage from Deadline states that Gordon-Levitt will be starring in and directing the film, to be written by David Goyer and produced by Warner Bros. The use of the #Prelude hashtag also suggests that Warner Bros. is banking on Sandman becoming a multi-film franchise, and that the first film will cover the events of the first collection “Preludes & Nocturnes.”

Update: Gordon-Levitt has since clarified, via Twitter, that he has “signed on as a producer of Sandman. The rest remains to be seen. Delighted you guys are excited.”

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