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.