As written by David Goyer.
Here’s another, newer rumor. Author covers his ass by saying Joe will deny it.
The usual disclaimer: This is such an early stage rumor, that you can’t even call it a rumor.
I’m so impatient for new movie announcements that I’ll take anything I can get. The Sandman is still on my To Read list and from all the superhero rumors we’ve heard over the past year, I can see this as something Joe could actually be going for.
Here are some excerpts from the article above:
Morpheus is a member of the Endless, a family of anthropomorphically realized concepts. He’s the embodiment of Dreams, and his siblings are Death and Delirium and Desire and Destruction and Despair and Destiny. Morpheus lives in the Dreaming, where he creates dreams for sleepers. […]
A couple of years back Neil Gaiman said at a convention that he feels like it’s finally time for his series to be adapted, and the depth of his world could offer Warner Bros a new franchise that straddles the line betweenHarry Potter and Batman. The studio really, really wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt to headline a franchise for them, and they’ve offered him just about half the Justice League at this point. If Levitt is interested in this - and Sandman feels exactly like the sort of heady, literate stuff that would appeal to Levitt - that could really light a fire under their asses.