Much like The Walking Dead, the Preacher comic franchise is sacred ground for fans. Adaptations have been the talk of the town for years now, and one thing is certain… for this to work, it has to be done right. Enter AMC producers Evan Goldberg and James Weaver.
In a recent interview with Collider the duo dropped the following on nervous and eager fans:
“All of us are just talking about the three main characters right now. We’re not talking about the visuals whatsoever. We all agree it’s a story about three characters, and we need to crack that for television, and we’ve been meeting with Sam [Catlin; who also worked on “Breaking Bad”] to try and get that done.”
“But there have been no visual conversations yet, but I imagine it will lean heavily on the fact that it is a Southern American, Texas-based story for the large potion of it. And when you chat with Garth [Ennis; creator], it’s clear that cowboy movies were a massive influence, so I feel like we’ll probably derive some of our look from that. But we also want to be as original as possible. We definitely haven’t gotten into the visual part of the conversation yet.”
“Preacher” follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith [and] has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey [are] his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.
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