Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg Adapting PREACHER With BREAKING BAD's Sam Catlin
It has been confirmed today that The Is The End's Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will indeed be adapting Preacher for AMC, while Breaking Bad's Sam Catlin has joined the project as showrunner. Hit the jump for details on the series and comments from all those involved.
It has been confirmed today that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will pen the script for AMC's Preacher adaptation, later serving as executive producers through their Point Grey Pictures banner. Breaking Bad's Sam Catlin will executive produce and serve as showrunner for the show based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's critically acclaimed DC Comics/Vertigo comic book series. Various attempts have been made over the years to bring Preacher to the big and small screen, but none have come quite so close to happening as this.
"Steve Dillon and I are very happy to see Preacher being developed for TV, which seems a much more natural home for the story than a two-hour movie," Ennis said in a lengthy statement released today. "Between them, Sony TV and AMC have brought viewers two of my favorite shows with Breaking Bad and Mad Men, and it's exactly that kind of creative commitment and courage that Preacher needs. Obviously it’s taken a while, but Ken Levin along with Neal Moritz and his team refused to give up, long after the point when I myself grew skeptical, and their unrelenting enthusiasm for the project has gotten us where we need to be. I’m particularly impressed that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin understand Preacher fully -- meaning they get it for what it is, not some vague approximation. All in all, it looks like Preacher can now be brought to TV in a way that I'd previously not have thought possible, and I very much appreciate that Steve and I have been included in the conversation in the way that we have."
Preacher revolves around Rev. Jesse Custer, a bad-ass Texas preacher who after losing his faith, learns that God has left Heaven and forsaken his duties. Jesse becomes the only one who is able to track God down -- and hold him responsible for his dereliction of duties. Tulip O'Hare, Jesse's beer guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend, accompanies him on his quest for answers. But the story doesn't end there -- the Saint of Killers -- an immortal killing machine and Western lone gunman type -- is hot on their trail with the lone goal of hunting and killing Jesse.
"This is amazing! We've tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we're so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we're going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!" Rogen and Goldberg said in a joint statement.
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