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.
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic book centers on a preacher with supernatural abilities. The cable network has issued a pilot order for the project.
The filmmaker reveals there may be good news about the project soon, but he will likely make Invertigo as his next movie.
John August has adapted the screenplay from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's graphic novel about a possessed Texas preacher.
Sam Mendes was originally attached to direct this adaptation of the Vertigo comic book about a renegade priest for Columbia Pictures.
Producer Neal H. Moritz revealed the director left after landing the James Bond 23 directing gig.
Sam Mendes to direct the film for Columbia Pictures.