Joseph Gordon-Levitt announced on Twitter that he will be involved with bringing Sandman, a comic book series started by Neil Gaiman in 1988, to the big-screen. He’ll be producing alongside David Goyer, the screenwriter behind the Blade trilogy, Dark City, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and Man of Steel. Sandman is getting studio backing from Warner Bros., with Gordon-Levitt looking to direct and/or star in the upcoming feature. He made his directorial debut earlier this year with Don Jon, which was quite successful, so he could do a really good job with Sandman. Author Neil Gaiman will be involved, so that is especially promising.
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) December 17, 2013
I’m not sure if Gordon-Levitt fits the bill as the main character, however. Sandman tells the story of Dream aka Morpheus, who is basically the personification and ruler of all dreams. Other characters, who are also personifications of non-living concepts, include Death, Destiny, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium.