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 Promo & Sneak Peek For PREACHER Season 1 Episode 2: See New Promo & Sneak Peek For PREACHER Season 1 Episode 2: "See"
After weeks of rave reviews, AMC's Preacher finally premiered last night and introduced us to Jesse Custer. We have a new promo for next week's installment along with the first clip. Check it out! - KingPatel
Insane New PREACHER Critics TV Spot Released Ahead Of Tomorrow Night's Premiere Insane New PREACHER Critics TV Spot Released Ahead Of Tomorrow Night's Premiere
AMC has released a new critics promo for their adaptation of Preacher, featuring new footage from the show. Fancy seeing an alcoholic Irish vampire wielding a chainsaw? Right this way... - RorMachine
New PREACHER Character Promo Vids Introduce 'Jesse Custer, 'Tulip O'Hare', And 'Cassidy' New PREACHER Character Promo Vids Introduce 'Jesse Custer, 'Tulip O'Hare', And 'Cassidy'
AMC has released new promos for the three main characters of the upcoming Preacher adaptation. Meet Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy (Joe Gilgun) after the jump... - RorMachine
AMC Releases The Violently Crazy First 5 Minutes Of The Pilot Episode Of PREACHER Online AMC Releases The Violently Crazy First 5 Minutes Of The Pilot Episode Of PREACHER Online
Well, 4 minutes and change. If you want a good idea of what to expect from the first episode of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's adaptation of controversial comic series, Preacher, right this way... - RorMachine
Meet The Seriously Messed Up Main Characters Of PREACHER In This New Trailer For The AMC Adaptation Meet The Seriously Messed Up Main Characters Of PREACHER In This New Trailer For The AMC Adaptation
This latest teaser for AMC's small screen take on the controversial DC Vertigo comic series introduces most of the principal characters, including Jesse Custer, Tulip, Cassidy, and Arseface... - RorMachine
Plenty Of Revealing New Footage In This 5-Minute PREACHER Character Featurette Plenty Of Revealing New Footage In This 5-Minute PREACHER Character Featurette
A new featurette for AMC's Preacher adaptation introduces us to principal characters Jesse Custer, Tulip O'Hare, and Cassidy. There's lots of new footage, some of which is a bit on the SPOILER-Y side... - RorMachine