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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If Comic Books Got Emmys of Their Own If Comic Books Got Emmys of Their Own
There's enough comicbook TV these days, that they probably could have had their own Awards show! But who should be picked? - RobGrizzly
PREACHER Is TV's Second Biggest New Cable Drama Of 2016 PREACHER Is TV's Second Biggest New Cable Drama Of 2016
The AMC hit just became the biggest new show of 2016 only behind FX's The People VS OJ Simpson and the president of AMC had some cool things to say, check out the exciting details! - DCMickeus
PREACHER Is Coming Into Your Homes With New Blu-Ray Trailer PREACHER Is Coming Into Your Homes With New Blu-Ray Trailer
Preacher just ended its first season with carnage and mayhem, and for those who want to experience the hit AMC show once again, it's coming to Blu-Ray and DVD. Check out a new trailer... - DCMickeus
PREACHER Viewership Rises For Season Finale PREACHER Viewership Rises For Season Finale
While the show has scored so-so ratings, it has been a big hit for AMC. Sunday's episode also scored high with audiences with it having higher numbers than last week's episode... - DCMickeus
Herr Starr Coming To PREACHER In Season 2 Herr Starr Coming To PREACHER In Season 2
Showrunner Sam Catlin tells Deadline that season 2 of AMC's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher will see the debut of the villainous Herr Starr, the most feared man in The Grail. - MarkJulian
SPOILER Arrives In Clip From PREACHER Season Finale 'Call and Response'; New Photos Released SPOILER Arrives In Clip From PREACHER Season Finale 'Call and Response'; New Photos Released
With a second season ahead of it, Preacher delivered a thrilling and explosive end to it's first season and a new clip showcases the biggest holy moment from the season finale. Check it out. - DCMickeus
Trying To Get Back In Tulip's Good Graces Is Murder In This New Clip From The PREACHER Season Finale Trying To Get Back In Tulip's Good Graces Is Murder In This New Clip From The PREACHER Season Finale
In the latest sneak peek from this Sunday's Preacher season finale, Tulip (Ruth Negga) wants Jesse (Dominic Cooper) to do something nasty - but it's not exactly what the good Reverend Custer has in mind... - RorMachine
PREACHER Is Launching On Home Video; Blu-Ray And DVD Details Revealed PREACHER Is Launching On Home Video; Blu-Ray And DVD Details Revealed
The highly popular AMC series PREACHER is hitting home video soon.The cover and some cool Blu-Ray and DVD details containing alternate and deleted scenes and much more were revealed. Check it out. - DCMickeus
The Whole Congregation Is Here In Exclusive Clip From The PREACHER Season Finale The Whole Congregation Is Here In Exclusive Clip From The PREACHER Season Finale
After the 5-minute sneak peak, a new exclusive clip from 'Call and Response' has debuted, showing all of Annville in church to see God. Check it out. - DCMickeus
Watch The First Five Minutes Of The Season Finale Of PREACHER Watch The First Five Minutes Of The Season Finale Of PREACHER
AMC has just released the first five minutes of the season finale of PREACHER and has some cool new footage and teases a grand-epic finale. Hit the jump to check it out! - DCMickeus
PREACHER Considered James Franco For The Lead Role Of Jesse Custer PREACHER Considered James Franco For The Lead Role Of Jesse Custer
While Dominic Copper shines in the AMC series as Jesse Custer the producers had an A-List star in mind for the role of Jesse Custer and that is James Franco. Get the details. - DCMickeus
Joseph Gilgun Talks Playing Cassidy The Vampire On PREACHER; Hints At Season 2's Plot Direction Joseph Gilgun Talks Playing Cassidy The Vampire On PREACHER; Hints At Season 2's Plot Direction
As the first season of AMC's Preacher reaches its bloody conclusion this Sunday, Empire catches up with Joe Gilgun (Misfits, This is England) to chat about what's next for his character, Cassidy... - RorMachine
'Where's Jesse' - New Clip From PREACHER Season Finale Call And Response 'Where's Jesse' - New Clip From PREACHER Season Finale "Call And Response"
With an explosive second-to-last episode, Preacher is kicking into high gear for the season finale. A new clip from the finale has been released and you need to watch it. Hit the jump for a sneak peak. - DCMickeus
Jesse Custer VS. God? Check Out A Promo For The Season Finale Of PREACHER: Call And Response Jesse Custer VS. God? Check Out A Promo For The Season Finale Of PREACHER: "Call And Response"
As the body-count continues to rise, last night's penultimate episode of Preacher set the scene for a completely carnage-driven season finale. Click on to check out a promo for "Call and Response"... - RorMachine
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