An adaptation of the Preacher comics has been a real back-and-forth experience for fans of the series. First it was going to be a movie, then there were multiple directors attached, then it was being considered for a HBO series, and then it was back to being a movie. Who really knows what’s going on with the project these days?
Well, director D.J. Caruso might, because he’s still attached to direct it. Yes, despite the fact that there’s been virtually no movement on the project, Caruso still wants to help bring it to life. In an interview with I Am Rogue Caruso discussed where the adaptation currently stands and what his involvement is:
I’m still attached to Preacher and we’re wrestling with Sony because I got another movie at Sony called “Invertigo”, which is a big action film we’re trying to get going this summer. So Preacher got put on the back burner, but we’re still involved with Preacher and hopefully we’ll have some good news on that soon. Todd August wrote a great script. I think it’s one of those features that has to kind of go through the studio system if it’s going to be made for a certain price. So we’re kind of revisiting a way to approach making the movie in the right way.
Well, that sounds hopeful. If you’re unfamiliar with the Preacher series, it’s a comic book written by Garth Ennis which focuses on a Preacher from Texas who is possessed by a supernatural entity known as Genesis. Teaming up with his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire, the trio travel across the US in search of God who has abandoned his post in Heaven. All the while, being pursued by supernatural beings who wish to stop them.