Preacher

Preacher Preacher is a comic book series created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, published by Vertigo (an imprint of DC Comics), with painted covers by Glenn Fabry. Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a down-and-out preacher in a small Texas town who is accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church. Garth Ennis, feeling Preacher would translate perfectly as a film, sold the film rights to Electric Entertainment. Rachel Talalay was hired to direct, with Ennis writing the script. Rupert Harvey and Tom Astor were set as producers. By May 1998, Ennis completed three drafts of the script, based largely on the Gone to Texas story arc. The filmmakers found it difficult financing Preacher because investors found the idea religiously controversial. Ennis approached Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier to help finance the film under their View Askew Productions banner. Ennis, Smith and Mosier pitched Preacher to Bob Weinstein at Miramax Films. Weinstein was confused by the characterization of Jesse Custer. Miramax also did not want to share the box office gross with Electric Entertainment, ultimately dropping the pitch. By May 2000, Smith and Mosier were still attached to produce with Talalay directing, but Smith did not know the status of Preacher, feeling it would languish in development hell. By then, Storm Entertainment, a UK-based production company known for their work on independent films, joined the production with Electric Entertainment. In September 2001, the two companies announced Preacher had been greenlighted to commence pre-production, with filming to begin in November and Talaly still directing Ennis' script. The production and start dates were pushed back because of financial issues of the $25 million projected budget. James Marsden was cast in the lead role sometime in 2002. In a March 2004 interview, Marsden said the filmmakers were hoping for filming to start the following August. With the full-length film adaptation eventually abandoned with budgetary concerns, HBO announced in November 2006 that they commissioned Mark Steven Johnson and Howard Deutch to produce a television pilot. Johnson was to write with Deutch directing. Impressed with Johnson's pilot script, HBO had him write the series bible for the first season but by August 2008, new studio executives at HBO decided to abandon the idea, finding it too stylistically dark and religiously controversial. Columbia Pictures then purchased the film rights in October 2008 with Sam Mendes directing. Neal H. Moritz and Jason Netter are producing the film. The previous scripts written by Ennis will not be used.
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SPOILERS: Jesse, Cassidy & Tulip Take To The Road In The SDCC PREACHER Trailer SPOILERS: Jesse, Cassidy & Tulip Take To The Road In The SDCC PREACHER Trailer
During the San Diego Comic-Com Preacher panel, AMC unveiled a new trailer for the show, which should make fans of the source material very happy indeed. Be warned, massive SPOILERS ahead... - RorMachine
Hit The Road With New PREACHER Comic-Con Trailer Hit The Road With New PREACHER Comic-Con Trailer
"We want you to kill someone".
Comic-Con has been going strong the past few days and after a terrific panel we got treated to an equally terrific trailer for Preacher's last two episodes. - Mickeus
New Promo, Sneak Peek, & Photos From PREACHER Season 1 Episode 9: Finish The Song New Promo, Sneak Peek, & Photos From PREACHER Season 1 Episode 9: "Finish The Song"
Well, that was nuts. Next week's episode features Jesse Custer on the run from his self-inflicted mess. Meanwhile, The Cowboy returns to exact his long-overdue revenge. Come check out the new promo now! - KingPatel
New Promo, Sneak Peek, & Photos From PREACHER Season 1 Episode 8: El Valero New Promo, Sneak Peek, & Photos From PREACHER Season 1 Episode 8: "El Valero"
Things are certainly heating up! Next week, Jesse faces off with Quincannon and the Meat Men in order to protect his church. Meanwhile, Tulip does her best to save a friend. Check out the new preview now! - KingPatel
PREACHER Season 1, Episode 7 Promo And Clip; He Gone PREACHER Season 1, Episode 7 Promo And Clip; "He Gone"
After something of a slow start, things on Preacher are really beginning to heat up. That's evident from this first look at next week's episode as the full extent of Jesse's powers starts to become clear... - JoshWilding
The Plot Thickens In These Bloody Funny New Clips From Sunday's Episode Of PREACHER; Sundowner The Plot Thickens In These Bloody Funny New Clips From Sunday's Episode Of PREACHER; "Sundowner"
A couple of new sneak peeks from the sixth episode of AMC's Preacher have been released, and it looks like things are really starting to heat up for Jesse and co. as we head towards the season 1 finale.... - RorMachine
THE WALKING DEAD And PREACHER Both Present At Comic-Con 2016 By AMC THE WALKING DEAD And PREACHER Both Present At Comic-Con 2016 By AMC
A psychotic zombie-killing cowboy and a demonic preacher are coming to Comic-Con! AMC is bringing Preacher, Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead to the convention. Get hyped! - Jeremius
PREACHER Officially Renewed By AMC For An Expanded Second Season In 2017 PREACHER Officially Renewed By AMC For An Expanded Second Season In 2017
Though the figures haven't been anything spectacular, AMC's critically acclaimed take on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's bonkers comic series will return with another 13 episodes next year... - RorMachine
New Promo, Sneak Peek, & Photos From PREACHER Season 1 Episode 6: Sundowner New Promo, Sneak Peek, & Photos From PREACHER Season 1 Episode 6: "Sundowner"
Game of Thrones wasn't the only show to feature a lot of bloodshed tonight! Come check out the preview, first sneak peek, and a couple photos from next week's installment of Preacher now! - KingPatel