Actor, producer and possible director Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently did an ask-me-anything session on Reddit to promote the seconds season of HitRECord On TV. Several fans showed up to ask him about adapting Neil Gaiman’s Sandman to the screen.
“I think a big screen adaptation is a better idea and here’s why. If you did the episodic version, I think it could very well end up as a not-as-good-version of what is already brilliant in the comics. But by reworking the material into a big movie, Gaiman’s brilliant characters and ideas get to take shape in a way they never have before.
I think Sandman deserves to look absolutely mind-blowingly awesome, just on a visual level, and as cinematic as some tv shows are becoming these days, they still can’t compete with big movies visually, just because they can’t afford to.”
Perhaps. Gordon-Levitt doesn’t go into much more explanation for the merits of a feature film over a tv series other than the greater production values. Plenty of fans have opined that a tv series would better suit the unconventional story structure and considerable length of Sandman.
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