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Joseph Gordon Levitts Sandman gets a new screenwriter

The forthcoming adaptation of the Sandman comic-books has appointed a new writer, with How I Live Now scribe Jack Thorne on board to work on the script.

The new film will be co-produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer, with Thorne expected to write his script based upon a story pitch from Goyer.

Gordon-Levitt is also expected to star in the title role as Morpheus, the Lord Of Dreams, who finds himself exiled from the Dream Kingdom, only to return and find it a ruin of its former self.

Neal Gaiman’s well-loved book is certainly not the most straightforward of comics to adapt, but Goyer has plenty of previous with this kind of material, and has hopefully isolated a particular element of the story for Thorne to work with.

Warner Bros. is also harbouring hopes that JGL will complete his hat-trick and direct the project, but nothing has been officially confirmed on that score as yet.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.