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John August joins PREACHER

SHAZAM writer to pen script for Sam Mendes

By Rob M. Worley     January 22, 2009
Source: Hollywood Reporter


PREACHER artwork by Glen Fabry (slideshow)
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Screenwriter John August has come aboard the newly-relaunched 'Preacher' film project to write the screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The writer, who recently declared "dead" his efforts on the 'Shazam', will join the process of adapting Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion's hit comic for film. Director Sam Mendes is attached to the project.

The 'Preacher' series was originally launched by DC/Vertigo in the 1990s. Neal Moritz is producing through his Original Films banner along with Kickstart Prods.' Jason Netter.

The Reporter also states that Warner Bros. is still actively developing 'Shazam' and is on the hunt for a writer.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

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phatts7734 1/22/2009 7:24:11 AM

anybody else think this is a bad idea? how do you expect to make a movie or even a trilogy out of nine trades? i thought the tv series for hbo was a great idea, i can't believe they couldn’t find another network to pick it up. the preacher is a truly epic tale with rich, deep characters and relationships. i would hate to see hollywood, yet again bastardize a story with such crossover potential. as always i'm keeping in fingers crossed.

xenomorph 1/22/2009 10:40:41 AM

This would be better suited as a tv series. Too bad the people at HBO are a bunch of wimps. They canclled it because they said it was too dark, violent, and contraversial. What, True Blood isn't dark? The Soprano's isn't violent? Big Love isn't contraversial? Hipacretes!  

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