Preacher Adaptation Still Coming to HBO?

And look who might be directing the pilot...

by | September 6, 2007 | Comments

Mark Steven Johnson is still trying to bring a series based on Garth Ennis’ Preacher comics to HBO — but director Howard Deutch is no longer attached to the project. Who might be stepping in for him?

According to a report posted at Comics2Film yesterday, the director interested in filming Preacher‘s pilot episode might have the action credentials required to soothe fans who cried foul after Grumpier Old Men‘s Deutch signed on. From the article:

Word is Robert Rodriguez is circling the project and he’s just one of many top-shelf directors interested in the series.

Could be an interesting match, no?

For those unfamiliar with the comics, they followed the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher who — try to follow along here — becomes linked to Genesis, the all-powerful offspring of an angel and a devil. Custer goes in search of God (yes, literally) and is joined on his quest by a cast of characters including his ex-girlfriend, an Irish vampire, and John Wayne’s ghost.

There are dozens of plot points, as you might expect for a comic that ran for five years, meaning Preacher would probably fare much better as an HBO series than a film — which is probably why View Askew’s planned adaptation fell through. The same fate might befall the series, however:

Our sources tell us HBO still has not committed to the show…the project is “on the one yard line.” Only you can push it into the end zone, fans.

To read more about Preacher — and for more information about how to do your part to try and persuade HBO to greenlight the series — follow the link below.

Source: Comics2Film

Tag Cloud

2019 Acorn TV Set visit Universal Pixar San Diego Comic-Con FXX First Look Ghostbusters science fiction Martial Arts GLAAD Walt Disney Pictures Film Festival zombie Disney Channel romance ABC Family Apple Character Guide Tumblr Sneak Peek X-Men Song of Ice and Fire justice league Sony Pictures Winners Tarantino DGA Adult Swim spinoff Pirates Interview comic YouTube Premium VH1 Rom-Com Logo psycho Spring TV natural history streaming El Rey ABC Teen TLC E! GIFs true crime CW Seed Shudder Kids & Family TBS Oscars what to watch Red Carpet sequel Nominations adventure Mindy Kaling Spike biography 2018 A&E Awards Comedy Central President thriller toy story Vudu SXSW Holidays Amazon teaser richard e. Grant TIFF facebook dramedy Ellie Kemper space Crackle Thanksgiving Sundance Now cinemax Rock cults Rocketman IFC Summer Tomatazos See It Skip It blaxploitation Sundance crime thriller historical drama travel Cartoon Network Syfy theme song 24 frames TNT Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Video Games Heroines CMT medical drama Paramount finale ESPN crossover Marathons Election Extras Black Mirror Photos unscripted Dark Horse Comics Lifetime AMC period drama boxoffice National Geographic Animation dragons PaleyFest adaptation Cannes Fall TV comiccon Awards Tour Infographic psychological thriller Amazon Prime DC Universe festivals History crime drama Anna Paquin Nat Geo WGN golden globes Reality Competition Star Wars witnail Superheroes Stephen King 2016 police drama RT History Musical Trophy Talk Christmas Chernobyl Star Trek Comics on TV Watching Series cooking Country American Society of Cinematographers sports disaster Polls and Games Grammys CBS All Access Nickelodeon Super Bowl Sci-Fi The CW Comic Book GoT 007 LGBTQ 45 SundanceTV robots Food Network TruTV casting Opinion discovery harry potter 2015 CNN dc cats sitcom Superheroe cops MTV Trailer NYCC miniseries game show USA Network TCM jamie lee curtis Emmys zombies talk show PBS crime E3 Mary Poppins Returns politics The Arrangement television strong female leads elevated horror hist Fantasy technology TCA Shondaland Certified Fresh anime Cosplay diversity singing competition Pop composers IFC Films Showtime Ovation animated TV DirecTV doctor who DC Comics Toys Comedy FX Action ratings Mary poppins Elton John BBC America green book award winner BET binge Freeform Epix Calendar 2017 BBC Best and Worst Brie Larson HBO Box Office MCU Warner Bros. TCA 2017 spider-man Reality Britbox Columbia Pictures nature RT21 Marvel Podcast Mary Tyler Moore political drama Bravo Captain marvel 21st Century Fox Fox News supernatural Mudbound serial killer Hulu Creative Arts Emmys Chilling Adventures of Sabrina CBS mockumentary New York Comic Con Biopics Year in Review Netflix Paramount Network dceu vampires The Witch Lionsgate mutant Spectrum Originals zero dark thirty Music Pet Sematary Esquire Quiz aliens Drama SDCC anthology OWN Women's History Month docudrama Countdown Horror Trivia FOX Masterpiece USA YouTube Red social media war Starz Western Mystery Valentine's Day spy thriller NBC Pride Month Writers Guild of America Winter TV Lucasfilm Disney based on movie YA Rocky transformers APB TV Land VICE ITV Schedule MSNBC Premiere Dates Musicals DC streaming service 20th Century Fox