[Movies] D.J. Caruso Says Preacher Film is Still Moving Ahead
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.19.2013
He's still on it...
While the project has been mired in development hell for years, fans will be happy to know that the film adaptation of Preacher is not dead. Director D.J. Caruso spoke with I Am Rogue and said that he is hoping to have some good news about the film soon.
"I'm still attached to Preacher and we're wrestling with Sony because I got another movie at Sony called Invertigo, which is a big action film we're trying to get going this summer," Caruso said. "So Preacher got put on the back burner, but we're still involved with Preacher and hopefully we'll have some good news on that soon. Todd August wrote a great script. I think it's one of those features that has to kind of go through the studio system if it's going to be made for a certain price. So we're kind of revisiting a way to approach making the movie in the right way."
The film is an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo series from writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon about a small-town preacher named Jesse Custer who is possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation. He goes on a journey across the United States trying to find God, accompanied by his old girlfriend Tulip O'Hare and a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.