It was just reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he of Dark Knight Rises and Don Jon, will direct and star in Sandman---a title over which ElephantRobot.com has gushed extensively---based on a treatment from David Goyer.
The one-third I'm excited about is Gordon-Levitt as Morpheus. He should absolutely nail this part and I could not be more thrilled that they cast him.
The two-thirds I'm tentative about are his direction and Goyer's treatment. This film will have to feature major visual effects, which Gordon-Levitt is unexperienced in wielding. Can he handle it? Sandman is a complex story which requires a clear visual vision. Can he pull that off?
So basically, removed from Christopher Nolan's direction, it's been 15 years since Goyer wrote something I loved. And I want to love the Sandman movie. So whoever they bring in to write this thing…I hope Goyer has some distance from it. That's all.