Preacher Gets A Writer
John August, writer of Burtons Charlie And The Chocolate Factory has signed on to write the script for Sam Mendes' Preacher adaptation.
Well i have to admit to being a bit apprehensive at the prospect of a guy whose only previous writing credit is for a childrens movie writing the script for Preacher! But Mendes has said that he wouldnt even think about tackling the project until he saw the best script possible. So lets hope Mr August is the man to get the ball rolling on pre production.
For those of you unfamiliar with this masterpiece of a comic, its about a down and out Preacher named Jesse Custer possessed by a demon/angel hybrid who sets off accross America to find God and beat some answers out of him! Hes joined by Cassidy, a hard drinking Irish vampire and his old flame, the slightly psychotic Tulip O'Hara. Along the way ther progress his hindered by the unstoppable Saint of Killers and Herr Starr, the head of a mysterious organisation known as The Grail.
I did an earlier article on this and im sure ill be doing another as more information is released but for now here are my cast pics for the main characters:
I think Gerard Butler (300) would make a good Jesse Custer. Not only has he got the look, hes great at playing this type of cool as a cucumber hardman. The only issue might be the Texan accent..but i think hes talented enough to make it covincing.
Cassidys overall look and character is apparently based on legendary Pouges frontman Shane McGowan..but i think all will agree casting him is out of the question, so i reckon the next best thing is Robert Carlyle
For Tulip my first thought was Naomi Watts..but then i though about Battlestar Galacticas Starbuck, who pretty much is Tulip! So type casting be damned! I give you Katee Sackoff
Obviously he would never do it..but Clint Eastwood IS the Saint of Killers
Herr Star is possibly one of the most vile, perverted, sadistic characters in the comic universe...I think Ralph Fiennes would do a great job!
Thats your lot for now. Im sure ill have another article soon casting the mighty Arseface and the rest of the supporting characters.
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