Award-winning screenwriter to tackle lauded comic…

English screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne (‘A Long Way Down,’ ‘How I Live Now,’ ‘This is England 86,’ ‘The Fades’) has been tapped by Warner Bros. to provide the screenplay for the big adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s praised comic series ‘The Sandman.’

‘The Sandman,’ published by Vertigo between 1989 and 1996, centred on Dream, also known as Morpheus, Onieros and many other names, the anthropomorphic personification of dreams. After being held captive for 70 years, Dream escapes, avenges himself upon his captors, and sets about rebuilding his crumbling kingdom. Gaiman returned to Dream’s world with the six-issue prequel miniseries ‘Sandman: Overture.’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (‘Don Jon’) is on board to produce the adaptation with an eye toward directing and starring. David S. Goyer, who penned the pitch for the adaptation, will co-produce. Gaiman is serving as executive producer.