Finns inte så mycket information än så länge, men jag tycker att vi kan starta upp en tråd iaf. Preacher är något av det bästa jag läst och jag är till viss mån intresserad av att den ska bli tv-serie/film
The Hollywood Reporter - HBO hath Preacher adaptation
HBO has seen the light and is bringing "Preacher" to the small screen.
The pay cable network is developing a one-hour series based on the popular 1990s Vertigo comics series. Mark Steven Johnson, the writer-director behind comic adaptations "Daredevil" and the upcoming "Ghost Rider," is writing the pilot, while Howard Deutch is attached to direct. Johnson and Deutch will executive produce along with Michael De Luca, George Agusto, Chris Bender and JC Spink.
"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.
The series was created by Irish-born writer Garth Ennis and British artist Steve Dillon, who will serve as co-executive producers. Ken F. Levin, who reps the duo, also will serve as co-exec producer.
The series — which developed a rabid fan base — was known for tackling religious and political issues, its dark and violent sense of humor and its observations of American culture. It also was one of the series that helped define Vertigo, the adult-oriented line of comics from DC Comics.
There have been several attempts to bring the comic to the screen, whether big or small, but nothing stuck. A movie version, to have been produced by Kevin Smith's View Askew, among others, got to the casting stage, with James Marsden attached for the title role and a reported budget of $25 million.
The project reunites Johnson with Deutch; Johnson wrote "Grumpier Old Men," which Deutch directed. Deutch's directing credits include TV's "Gleason," the pilot for "Melrose Place" and the 1986 film "Pretty in Pink." He is repped by ICM.
Johnson is repped by CAA.
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Comics2Film - Which directors are the "Preacher" producers going after?
Which directors are the 'Preacher' producers going after?
Well, the 'Preacher' series is still walking through the desert of HBO's indecision. Still my sources tell me that the producers of the show are still aggressively pushing forward.
With Howard Deutch recently ankling the show there's a vacancy in the director's chair. The folks behind the show are allegedly trying to go big...really big...and make 'Preacher' a showcase for some of the top directors in the business.
Last week we told you that Robert Rodriguez ('Sin City', 'Planet Terror') was at the top of the list. Now our inside man has laid hands on the rest of the wish list.
Are you sitting down? According to our source, the producers will approach (if they haven't already) the following:
Quentin Taranatino ('Death Proof', 'Kill Bill')
Neil Marshall ('Descent', 'Doomsday')
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ('28 Weeks Later')
Alex Proyas ('Dark City', 'The Crow')
Danny Boyle ('Sunshine', '28 Days Later')
Brian De Palma ('The Black Dahlia', 'The Untouchables')
David Cronenberg ('A History of Violence', 'Eastern Promises')
Now, as far as we know this is just a wish list, but there isn't a name there whose new movie I wouldn't rush out to see.
If they attract one of these A-listers, would that help HBO say "yes" to the show?