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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New PREACHER Images Show A Jesse Custer  Run-In With The Law New PREACHER Images Show A Jesse Custer Run-In With The Law
AMC has released new stills from their adaptation of Preacher ft Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer and W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Root. We also have a look at the 2 Adelphi agents sent to retrieve Genesis. - MarkJulian
UPDATE: New Images From AMC's PREACHER Spotlight 'Jesse Custer', 'Cassidy', 'Arseface' And More UPDATE: New Images From AMC's PREACHER Spotlight 'Jesse Custer', 'Cassidy', 'Arseface' And More
Following that Tulip banner, we have stylish character posters for both Jesse Custer and Cassidy from AMC's small-screen adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher. Plus, a few new stills... - RorMachine
New PREACHER Teaser; Plus Ruth Negga's 'Tulip' Gets The Spotlight On Latest Character Banner New PREACHER Teaser; Plus Ruth Negga's 'Tulip' Gets The Spotlight On Latest Character Banner
AMC has released a brief new promo for their upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis' Preacher. We also have a new character banner featuring a gun-toting Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga). Take a look... - RorMachine
Ruth Negga's 'Tulip' Must Fight For Her Life In This First Clip From AMC's PREACHER Ruth Negga's 'Tulip' Must Fight For Her Life In This First Clip From AMC's PREACHER
As anyone who has read Garth Ennis' Preacher will attest to, Tulip is not someone you want to mess with. Her attacker finds that out all too well in this first sneak peek from the AMC adaptation... - RorMachine
New PREACHER Still Gives Us A Brilliantly Comic-Accurate Look At Joseph Gilgun As 'Cassidy' New PREACHER Still Gives Us A Brilliantly Comic-Accurate Look At Joseph Gilgun As 'Cassidy'
Fans of Garth Ennis' controversial comic series are sure to get a kick out of this new image of Cassidy. Plus, there's a brand new trailer set to debut this Sunday during the Fear The walking Dead premiere... - RorMachine
New PREACHER Teaser Trailer Features Bloody Carnage; First Glimpse Of 'Arseface' New PREACHER Teaser Trailer Features Bloody Carnage; First Glimpse Of 'Arseface'
AMC has released a new teaser for their small screen take on controversial comic series, Preacher. There's intriguing glimpses of most of the characters, inckuding our first live-action look at Arseface... - RorMachine