Coming a couple of months after the announcement that the brilliant Joseph Gordon Levitt will produce (and hopefully direct) Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, comes the news that a writer has been found. Jack Thorne, whose previous work includes BBC Three’s The Fades and teen-drama Skins, has been tasked with turning David S. Goyer’s treatment into a tangible screenplay.
The film is based on the series of graphic novel’s written by Neil Gaiman and focusses on Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams and his quest to restore his fallen kingdom. Levitt could not be more excited with the project and recently stated his reasons for getting involved:
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.
Thorne’s previous scripting would lead us to believe that the tone of the film will stick close to the source materials darkness which should keep the fans happy.