Joseph Gordon-Levitt Said Sandman Will Be a Grand Spectacular Action Film Without Punches


Joseph Gordon-Levitt during an interview with Josh Horowitz of MTV News updates on what’s happening with the Sandman movie when asked about it by Horowitz.

Gordon-Levitt confirms that the movie is still happening, but it’s slow but steady they’re still in the writing process because of how complicated it has been adaptating the comics to film, because of how brilliant it is and how the comics aren’t written as a whole story with a beginning, middle and end like Watchmen for example. He also states how the film will be a grand spectacular action without seeing any of the clichés of action movies, like punches, because Morpheus doesn’t throw punches.

On writing process for Sandman:

“It’s really good, man. It’s slow but steady,” he told MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. “It’s a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they’re brilliant. But they’re not written as a whole. It’s not like ‘Watchmen,’ which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end. ‘Sandman’ was written over the course of whatever — I forget exactly, six or seven years. One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time. And to try to take that and make it into something that’s a feature film — a movie that has a beginning, middle, and end — is complicated.”

On Sandman not being a cliche action movie:

“Big spectacular action movies are generally about crime fighters fighting crime and blowing sh-t up. This has nothing to do with that,” he explained. “And it was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said ‘Don’t have any punching.’ Because he never does. If you read the comics, Morpheus doesn’t punch anybody. That’s not what he does. t’s going to be like a grand spectacular action film, but that relies on none of those same old ordinary cliches,” Gordon-Levitt added. “So, that’s why it’s taking a lot time to write, but it’s going to be really good.”

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