I'll bet Neil Gaiman was a fan of "The Fades."
I would bet an equal amount that Jack Thorne is a big fan of "Sandman."
Well, Warner Bros just got all "You got my chocolate in my peanut butter!" when they hired Jack Thorne to write the screenplay for the in-development feature film version of one of the greatest comic stories ever told.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to star in the film, and he's producing the movie with David Goyer. According to Deadline, Goyer's pitch for the film is what Thorne will be working from as he tries to crack a project that any number of writers have failed at for over 15 years now.