[TV] Evan Goldberg Talks About Preacher Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.10.2014
Why he thinks it's better suited for TV...
In an interview with Collider, Evan Goldberg spoke about the upcoming AMC series Preacher and why he thinks it's better suited to television than a theatrical film. Here are highlights:
On sticking with the source material: "We just had a meeting with AMC and Garth Ennis, who's the writer, and we all kind of seemed to agree that we're going to stay as true to the comic as we can. We need to change some stuff but we're not going to change much, I hope. We're just going to do a little more of the preamble instead of doing flashbacks and restructure how we dole out the information a little, but we're going to do the same characters, same story, same ending. We're going try to stick to Preacher as best we can. We're making it with Sam Catlin who did Breaking Bad, and so he might tell me I'm wrong about all of this and that the real way to do it is different because he's much smarter and better at all this than I am. But we're going try to stick to what it is as best we can."
On why it's better as a TV show: "We're beyond excited, we've tried to make it for 10 years. The big difference is everyone else tried to make it a movie and it shouldn't be a movie. It should be an AMC show, that's the proper way for it to get done… It's too big; you can't do that in a movie. It's just too big. You've gotta learn the characters, it's all about a love triangle and you need to grow with them and see the woman swayed one way or the other, and in a movie you just can't accomplish all that."
On his film The Interview, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen: "We're in the process of editing, we almost have our first three-hour cut. We watched a four hour and forty-five minute cut, which is too long. We don't really tend to make movies over two hours, or over an hour and forty-five minutes even, so it's gonna be a lot of work but it's super fun."