Gordon-Levitt turned quite a few heads couple of months ago when he was rumored to be directing and starring in a big screen adaptation of the classic comic series The Sandman, made most famous during Neil Gaiman’s masterful run with the character.
Even though we’ll probably never see a proper Sandman film, fans of author Neil Gaiman have been pretty spoiled in recent years, with Stardust, Mirrormask and Coraline adaptations all getting time on the big screen...
Coraline, the 2009 stop-motion animated film from director Henry Selick based on the book by Neil Gaiman, is an absolutely brilliant film. In addition to being almost excessively beautiful, the film contains many rich, complex and important themes while also perfectly blending comedy and horror tones. Selick and Gaiman proved that they were a match made in heaven...
Created by comic book artist Jill Thompson, these striking watercolors unveil the winding tale of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, whose adventures fold in familiar figures from ancient mythology, fairy tales and DC comics. See who you can spot.
Of course, Sandman is insanely complex and difficult, which likely explains its absence from the movies thus far. And Vaughn only brought up Sandman because the interviewer mentioned it