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DJ Caruso In Talks For Preacher

The comics series rears its head again for development

By Chris Beveridge     February 15, 2011
Source: /Film


Preacher
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After a strong, twisted and creative 75 issue run, Preacher is once again rearing its strange and ugly little head for live action development. The property has seen a number of false starts over the years, from theatrical incarnations to a supposed TV series, but things appear to be moving again according to /Film. Though not a double confirmed rumor, there's talk that DJ Caruso is in talks to take on the directing duties for the feature depending on how his latest feature, I Am Number Four, pans out. Caruso has had an extensive TV career over the years working on shows like VR.5, Smallville, The Shield and more, but he's made is name more for films like Disturbia and Eagle Eye prior to his latest. Preacher currently has a known script done by John August that has the films producer Neil Moretz saying will be the first in a series of films for the character. Sam Mendes was the last one attached to the project, but he's gone off to work on James Bond now. Prior to that, we've seen names like Joe Carnahan and Darren Aronofsky attached to it as well as the TV series incarnation that was going to be run by Mark Steven Johnson.

Story concept: (From the first graphic novel) Here's a book guaranteed to offend a bunch of people, not only because of its profuse profanity and graphic violence, but because it's the epitome of iconoclasm. Like a brutal accident, you can't watch but you can't turn away. The story follows an ex-preacher man, Jesse, who has become disgusted with God's abandoning of His responsibilities. So Jesse starts off into the wilds of Texas with his hitman girlfriend and new best friend (a vampire) to find God so that he can give Him a piece of his mind. Despite its superficial perversity, this book contains what may be the most moral character in mainstream comics. A cult hit in the making. Fans of Quentin Tarantino take note.


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LocoLobo73 2/15/2011 10:07:32 AM

still waiting for this

gauleyboy420 2/15/2011 12:41:19 PM

I'd love to see this as a Trilogy or a series on AMC, Showtime, or HBO

tiredjay 2/15/2011 5:33:45 PM

Let's face it.  It's not going to happen, and that's a good thing, because it wouldn't survive Hollywood.

Wiseguy 2/16/2011 4:20:36 AM

Wasn't the rumor a while back that it was headed to HBO, too bad that didn't happen. I'd love to see this without it being gutted but as a movie it'll be difficult

Calibur454 2/16/2011 5:31:17 AM

I like gauleyboy's idea it should be a tv show -AMC would be a great choice and i bwet it is a gamble they are willing to make thanks to the success of The Walking Dead.

Shasta 2/17/2011 4:53:53 PM

whatever format I will be watching. LOVE this series.

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