Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in SANDMAN?

So it looks like pretty much any cool film project has to have Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached to it.

Gordon-Levitt, who recently starred in THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and will next be seen in SIN CITY 2, is rumored to be in discussions to star in a big screen version of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN.

A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On the way, Morpheus encounters Lucifer and demons from Hell, the Justice League, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer. This book also includes the story “The Sound of Her Wings” which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl, Death.

Gaiman is the author of numerous novels, including STARDUST and AMERICAN GODS.

David Goyer is handling writing duties. Goyer is the man behind the screenplays of MAN OF STEEL, THE DARK KNIGHT and DARK CITY.

At this point, this is really in the pitch/rumor stages. If every Gordon-levitt rumor was real, he would be working for the next 29