Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Preacher is Coming To The Big Screen!

I never thought I would see this day. Preacher, the comic series that I've been hyping for a year since I read it, is finally getting it's long-discussed movie adaptation. Sam Mendes will be directing, and they don't have a writer yet.

Mendes interesting choice. He directed one of my favorite movies, American Beauty, and is responsible for the upcoming DiCaprio-Winslet reuniting Revolutionary Road. Why Columbia Pictures would think that he is the man for the job remains unseen, but he must have blown them away at the pitch meeting for them to finally get this project off the ground.

Kevin Smith was once attached to a movie version, and then Robert Rodriguez and Mark Steven Johnson were in talks to direct the movie for HBO. Man, I really hope this doesn't suck. I still recommend that everyone check out the comic version before this hits theaters.


Head Hero said...

What makes me laugh is how the comic cover you have there says, "More fun than going to the movies."
Coincidence? I think not.
Preacher can either rule or own in the theaters.
We will have to wait and see.

Ben Pearson said...

I think if they really do decide to cram it all into one movie, they should concentrate on Herr Starr chasing Jesse down. Get rid of Arseface, condense Cassidy's background story, and only do about half of Jesse's backstory, and they MIGHT be able to fit it into two and a half hours.

In the right hands, this could be awesome. Hopefully those hands belong to Mendes.

sir creepassery macjonesinforit said...

I got something that can go in Eva Mendes' hands...

My phone number.