Did someone smash a mirror or something when first talking about the big screen adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic masterpiece Preacher? It's been seven years -- seven long years -- of discussion, setbacks, director courting, and a whole lot of nothing.
There's been talk about a big screen adaptation of Garth Ennis' Preacher graphic novel for what feels like forever now. Various directors have spoken about it, production start date predictions have come and gone, yet still ...
There's been talk about a live action adaptation of the Garth Ennis graphic novel known as Preacher with several big name directors attached to the project at one time or another. Each left for a variety of reasons but now one guy in particular seems to really be interested in taking the Heaven hunting gang for a spin.
With an adaptation of the horror comic sensation Preacher still stewing, another property from the same writer is getting ready to be shopped around. One of our favorites, too -- the amazingly violent Crossed from Avatar Press.
The Hollywood Insider reported today that John August has teamed up with director Sam Mendes in writing the screenplay version of the subversive comic book series Preacher. The comic centers on a small town preacher who becomes possessed by a sort of supernatural entity, half angel and half demon, and thus becomes imbued with a power potent enough to rival God.
You may recall a few months back that a lot of hoopla arose surrounding the announcement that Mark Steven Johnson, he of Ghost Rider infamy, would be tackling a miniseries for HBO based on Garth Ennis’ beloved comic series Preacher. The plan was large; at one point every single issue of the comic was going to be an entire episode of the show (really the only way it would work). Now, however, Johnson has revealed that it was always close, but no cigar.
Perhaps my fears were for naught. The recent news that Ghost Rider writer/director Mark Steven Johnson would be bringing the Preacher comic series to life via HBO left me a little concerned. Of all the names that have circled this project over the years, his is one of the least proven, but a recent chat with Fangoria has made me feel a helluva lot better about it.
I’ve got to say it’s about damn time some movement was made on Preacher again. People have been trying to get Garth Ennis’ comic onto the big screen for years; it finally took HBO to make it a reality ... just on a slightly smaller screen.