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Gordon-Levitt: Sandman is exciting

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is to star in Sandman, which he will also produce: Photo © Gordon-Levitt: Sandman is exciting Photo

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has revealed that there is "lots of potential" for the Sandman film.

The Don Jon star, who is in final talks to produce, act in and possibly direct the big-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's DC and Vertigo Comics book, admitted that it is still early days.

"Early days. Very, very early days. Lots of potential, but it's still very early," he told IGN.

Joseph - who is attached to play Morpheus, the personification of Dream in the movie - revealed he is fascinated by the idea of Sandman and cannot wait to work with David Goyer and Warner Bros.

"I love just the basic concept of it - just the concept of personifying Dream, along with all of his brothers and sisters, the seven Endless personifying Death, personifying Destruction and Delirium and Destiny and Desire and Despair," he said.

"I mean, that's just a fascinating and, I think, a really cinematic concept. You look at the art of Sandman, and it just looks spectacular. I love big, spectacular movies, but often times big, spectacular movies sort of get stuck in a rut. They go down certain paths that end in big explosions or whatever."

The 32-year-old added: "Sandman has so much opportunity to do something that's on a grand, grand scale, but really unlike your average big, grand-scale, spectacular movie."

Joseph, who played John Blake/Robin in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, has been linked to other Marvel films including Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy and an adaptation of Doctor Strange.

He will voice the lead character in Hayao Miyazaki's new film The Wind Rises, and will appear in the Sin City sequel, A Dame To Kill For.

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