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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Don't Expect Seth Rogen's Brand Of Humor In PREACHER Don't Expect Seth Rogen's Brand Of Humor In PREACHER
"We’ve chosen not to do stupid stuff for a while. Like the stuff we normally do." That's executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on the the serious and dark tone of AMC's Preacher adaptation. Will you be tuning in when the series premieres later in 2016? - MarkJulian
Sounds Like AMC Is Using THE WALKING DEAD Blueprint For PREACHER Sounds Like AMC Is Using THE WALKING DEAD Blueprint For PREACHER
The showrunners for AMC's Preacher have discussed how their show will differ from the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic. Fans will "get everything they loved of the comic and still get some twists and turns." Do you find slight deviations from the source material good or bad? - MarkJulian
PREACHER Will Premiere At SXSW 2016; Check Out A New Image Of 'Jesse Custer' PREACHER Will Premiere At SXSW 2016; Check Out A New Image Of 'Jesse Custer'
Some additions to the lineup for the 2016 South by Southwest film festival have been announced, and among them is the pilot episode of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's small-screen adaptation of controversial comic series, Preacher. Take a look at a new image from the show... - RorMachine
Here's What Garth Ennis Thought Of The First PREACHER Footage Here's What Garth Ennis Thought Of The First PREACHER Footage
The first trailer for AMC's live-action Preacher adaptation was recently released to predominantly positive vibes from the online comic book community. But what did the comic's creator think of the first footage of Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer? - MarkJulian
Check Out The First Trailer For AMC's PREACHER Check Out The First Trailer For AMC's PREACHER
AMC debuted the very first trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's adaptation of Garth Ennis' controversial comic series during tonight's extended episode of The Walking Dead, and you can watch it right here. Oh, and Cassidy (Joe Gilgun) does have an Irish accent!... - RorMachine
PREACHER Trailer Tease Provides The Very First Footage From The Vertigo Adaptation PREACHER Trailer Tease Provides The Very First Footage From The Vertigo Adaptation
AMC has released a teaser for the upcoming full Preacher trailer which will air this Sunday night. It's only a few very brief snippets, but it does give us our first looks at Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, and Joseph Gilgun as hard drinking Irish vampire, Cassidy... - RorMachine