The popular American movie star had showed his displeasure at New Line Cinema saying “just don’t see eye to eye on what makes Sandman special, and what a film adaptation could/should be.” There was a situation which must’ve steered up the minds of the Actor probably since the New line cinema had contracted screen writer Eric Hesserling who wrote Destination 5.
Joseph Gordon made the announcement an official one via social network Facebook to the general public.
Since 2013, Gordon-Levitt had been rumoured to star in the movie Sandman and he officially confirmed his involvement in the project. Initially, the project was to take off from Warner Bros. but Sandman soon get sieved down to New Line Cinema instead this could have actually be another prominent reason.
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Gordon-Levitt’s departure comes a day after it was announced that Final Destination 5 writer Eric Hesserling would be writing the script for Sandman’s movie adaptation. It’s not clear whether this move prompted Gordon-Levitt’s decision, but Hesserling replaced Jack Thorne, chosen for the same role by Gordon-Levitt and colleagues in 2014, and name-checked as an “excellent screenwriter” in the actor’s Facebook post. Neil Gaiman is given special mention in the same post, Gordon-Levitt thanking Sandman’s writer for his “generous insights and masterful work.”
Gaiman who was appreciative returned his honest thanksgiving to Gordon-Levitt via a tweet as he called the star a Special person but also announced that since he doesn’t own Sandman, he wouldn’t be able to choose Scriptwriters, Cast and or Crew. Production continues on the movie, but with its most visible cheerleader gone and its creator making it clear that he can’t guarantee it’ll be any good, the future could be a nightmare for fans of Gaiman’s Dream.
Reminder for the curious: I don’t own SANDMAN.@DCComics does. I don’t choose who writes scripts, the director, producer or cast.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself)March 6, 2016