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Jack Thorne to Write Script for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Sandman'

February 27, 2014 (3:05 am) GMT
The 'How I Live Now' writer is set to work on the screenplay based on a pitch made by David S. Goyer for Neil Gaiman's comic book.
Jack Thorne to Write Script for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Sandman'

's "" has got a writer. Deadline reports Jack Thorne ("") is set to pen the screenplay for the Warner Bros. adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic book classic. He will write the script based on David Goyer's pitch.

Gaiman will serve as an executive producer, while Gordon-Levitt is on board as a producer with Goyer. The "" actor, who made a notable directorial debut in Sundance movie "", is also rumored to direct and star in the pic.

Gordon-Levitt was previously linked to Marvel's "" along with . The superhero role eventually went to the "" star after the "" thesp announced his commitment to the WB production.

The "Sandman" series shifts between horror and fantasy. The story revolves around Morpheus, the personification of dreams. After being held captive 70 years, he escapes, gains revenge and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times.

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