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By Kelly West, Jesse Carp, Mack Rawden, Jessica Rawden 12 months ago comments
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are bringing Preacher to the small screen.
It's been a long, long time coming but Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher is finally getting the adaptation it deserves. The epic Vertigo comic book series has been in different stages of feature film development over the last decade with several different A-list directors (including Sam Mendes, Joe Carnahan, Darren Aronofsky and, uh, D.J. Caruso) wanting a shot at the action. And yet a Preacher movie never came to fruition, probably because there'e simply too much source material to cover in one film and, with the the delicate tonal line that said material walks, deciding what to keep and cut clearly wasn't working.
Now Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, along with Breaking Bad writer Sam Caitlin, have pitched a Preacher series to AMC and provided the answer to what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. Not only is the comic better suited for the sprawling and unrestricted realm of cable TV but after seeing the demon-sex filled This is the End, it's clear that the passionate Rogen and Goldberg are perfect for the Preacher adapt. Why? Because Ennis and Dillon's story about a rogue, super-powered Southern Preacher who enlists his hired gun former sweetheart as well as an Irish vampire to track down God and hold him accountable for his absentee landlordism isn't just demented and (not so) borderline blasphemous but also absolutely hilarious. I mean, there's a character called Arseface.
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