Preacher

(2016)

Adaptation of the popular 1990s Vertigo series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. "Preacher," which ran from 1995-2000, told the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon.

Given immense powers, the preacher teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and set out on a journey across America to find God -- who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven -- and hold him accountable for his negligence.

‘Preacher’ Being Developed as an AMC Pilot, Seth Rogen May Be Producing

‘Preacher’ Being Developed as an AMC Pilot, Seth Rogen May Be Producing

Back in August, director D.J. Caruso revealed that he is still attached to direct Preacher, which was created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Today, we have word that AMC has issued a pilot order for the comic book adaptation. Shortly after the original story broke at Badass Digest, Seth Rogen sent out two tweets which reveal that he is involved in the project in some capacity.

Looks like about seven of years of hard work are about to pay off. I may get to bring one of my favourite stories ever to life.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 16, 2013

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‘Preacher’ Adaptation Is Still Happening Says Director D.J. Caruso

‘Preacher’ Adaptation Is Still Happening Says Director D.J. Caruso

The last we had heard about Preacher was back in February 2011, when D.J. Caruso finalized his deal to direct. The project is adapted from the graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, which follows a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer who becomes possessed by a supernatural entity that is half angel and half demon. He goes on a journey to literally find God, who has abandoned his place in heaven.

Preacher comes to theaters in 2016.

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‘Preacher’ Lands Director D.J. Caruso

I Am Number Four director D.J. Caruso revealed on his Twitter account that he has completed a deal to direct the adaptation Preacher for Columbia Pictures.

Sam Mendes was originally attached to direct, until he left the project to direct James Bond 23. We also reported back in September that Darren Aronofsky was a contender to direct Preacher, although it seems a deal was never made.

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Darren Aronofsky Directing ‘Preacher’ Instead of ‘Superman’?

Director Darren Aronofsky has now emerged as the main contender to direct Columbia Pictures' upcoming graphic novel adaptation Preacher, according to Newsarama.

We reported back in April that director Sam Mendes, who was originally signed to direct, was no longer attached to the project. Columbia Pictures is currently seeking a new director for a 2011 start date, and Darren Aronofsky is "being targeted" as the guy for the job.

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Sam Mendes No Longer Directing ‘Preacher’

We reported back in January that director Sam Mendes would direct the upcoming James Bond 23, and it seems that job has forced him to leave another project. Collider recently spoke with producer Neal H. Moritz, who revealed that Mendes was no longer attached to direct Preacher. Here's an excerpt from the site's interview.We now have a terrific script that John August wrote. We were originally talking with Sam Mendes about doing the movie. Sam Mendes is going to go off and do the Bond movie, so there's another director that we're talking to right now.

Moritz also revealed that August had mentioned that he would be interested in directing the film himself and that this film will be the first in a series of films, which are based off the graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

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John August to Write ‘Preacher’

In a story from Variety, John August will be adapting the graphic novel Preacher for Columbia Pictures.

The film will be directed by Sam Mendes.

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