Seth Rogen and his writing/producing partner Evan Goldberg have a lot on their plate at the moment. One of their most anticipated projects is AMC's upcoming TV series adaptation of the very popular Preacher comic book.
While Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have written and directed some great, maybe even iconic, comedies, there one turn at adapting a comic book property was a substantial bomb. Everyone, including the filmmakers themselves, agree that The Green Hornet was a bad movie. But maybe there were too many cooks in the kitchen. The pair hopes to fare better with this impending take on existing source material.
Promoting his latest starring role in this summer's Neighbors, Seth Rogen talked about the challenges of adapting Preacher for one hour episodes, and warned that while they are using the original comic book as their foundation, longtime fans should not know exactly what to expect. Some twists are coming.
"Me and Evan are writing it write now with the help of Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad ) and we've come up with a lot of incredibly crazy ideas. [Laughs] It's a fun thing to riff on and talk about. We're definitely trying to expand on some of the ideas in the comic and make it that...we love most of the main cornerstones of the comic but we're trying to make it that even if you've read the comic you should not know exactly what to expect from the TV show."
Preacher was created by Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon. The story follows Preacher Jesse Custer, who becomes possessed and goes on a cross-country road trip with an old girlfriend and a hard drinking Irish vampire on a quest to find God. There's a lot more to the story, and it will be served well by an episodic TV series.