Sandman wasn’t part of the DC Comics movie slate announced back in October, but we later found out that the adaptation would be given a release date when Warner Bros. revealed their Vertigo Comics line-up.

There’s still no word on that, but writer, director, and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt offered an update on its current status in a reddit AMA. “Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne, working on the screenplay,” he revealed. “We’ve been doing our meetings at the DC office, which is a frickin rad place to work. Also just had a great conversation last week with David and Mr. Gaiman. Neil has been extremely big hearted with me, and he’s the one I want to please most.” It sounds like it’s coming together nicely then!

Despite that, it sounds like it might still be some time before we get any definite news about a release date, something which isn’t that surprising when you consider just how difficult a property Sandman is to adapt.

Talking to Deadline, David S. Goyer also had a minor update, and was quick to point out the importance of Neil Gaiman’s role. “I hesitate to definitively say when it might go before the cameras, but the one thing different between other iterations and ours is that Neil Gaiman has been in the room with us and is a vital part of the team. We have a draft Warners is very happy with and we’re moving forward, knock on wood.”

Again, this is all rather vague, but it is a much more positive Sandman update than since we last heard.

It’s not the only Vertigo Comics adaptation in the works of course, as Guillermo del Toro recently revealed that he has handed in a draft of Dark Universe (a.k.a. Justice League Dark) for Warner Bros.’ consideration!