Eric Heisserer (The Thing, Lights Out) revealed on Reddit earlier today, while promoting his upcoming scifi-thriller ‘Arrival‘, that he has fired himself as screenwriter from the ‘Sandman’ project he was attached to. The reason, he feels that ‘Sandman’ should be a series, not a film.
An adaption of ‘Sandman’ has been attempt several times since the early 1990’s, but has ran into trouble each time. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was attached to star, direct and produce, but stepped away after the project moved from Warner Bros. to New Line back in March. As of now, the film seems to be limbo.
The film is an adaption of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel series by the same name. The artwork in the graphic novels were created by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson and others. The story follows Dream aka Sandman aka Morpheus, who rules over the world of dreams and is one of the seven Endless. Sandman was one of only five graphic novels to make Entertainment Weekly’s ‘100 Best Reads From 1983 to 2008’.
Source: Bloody-Disgusting, Wikipedia