Evan Goldberg Explains His Vision For PREACHER
While speaking to Collider, Goldberg discusses his plans to bring (along with Seth Rogen) Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's gloriously messed up comic series to the small screen for an AMC tv show. The plan is to be as faithful to the comic as possible, but they'll "need to change some stuff".
After several attempts to adapt Garth Ennis' controversial comic series for the big screen, fans were delighted to hear that we'd actually be getting an AMC tv show instead. A while back it was announced that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg would pen the script for the project, with Breaking Bad's Sam Catlin on board as executive producer and showrunner. Now Goldberg speaks to Collider about how they plan to tackle the adaptation, assuring that while they intend to stick as closely to the source material as possible, a few things will have to be altered.
“We just had a meeting with AMC and Garth Ennis, who’s the writer, and we all kind of seemed to agree that we’re gonna stay as true to the comic as we can. We need to change some stuff but we’re not gonna change much, I hope. We’re just gonna do a little more of the preamble instead of doing flashbacks and restructure how we dole out the information a little, but we’re gonna [do the] same characters, same story, same ending. We’re gonna try to stick to Preacher as best we can. We’re making it with Sam Catlin who did Breaking Bad, and so he might tell me I’m wrong about all of this and that the real way to do it is different because he’s much smarter and better at all this than I am. But we’re gonna try to stick to what it is as best we can.”
Great news I'm sure you'll agree. Goldberg also comments on the decision to adapt Preacher as a tv show instead of a movie, and suggests that the love triangle (though that's a strange thing to call it in my opinion) between Jesse Custer, Tulip and Cassidy will be the focus. "It’s too big; you can’t do that in a movie. It’s just too big. You’ve gotta learn the characters, it’s all about a love triangle and you need to grow with them and see the woman swayed one way or the other, and in a movie you just can’t accomplish all that.” More at the link below.
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