Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's classic Vertigo comic "Preacher" has long been rumored to be making its way to the screen with names such as Kevin Smith and Harvey Weinstein, Rachel Talaly, DJ Caruso and Sam Mendes attached at one point or another, but nothing ever came of those versions. Now "Preacher" is being prepped for the small screen via a pilot at AMC, according to Badass Digest. And somehow funnyman Seth Rogan is involved.
Previous reports had director DJ Caruso still attached to a film adaptation, but that doesn't appear to be the case for this venture. Though no names are given, the site reports that the ones attached are "big and impressive." AMC, home to the hit series "The Walking Dead", seems a good fit for the profane and blasphemous "Preacher", which tells the story of...
...a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. Given immense powers, the preacher, teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire, set out on a journey across America to find God — who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven — and hold him accountable for his negligence.
Actor/filmmaker Seth Rogen took to Twitter and made a rather enigmatic tweet of:
Looks like about seven of years of hard work are about to pay off. I may get to bring one of my favourite stories ever to life.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 16, 2013
A little over an hour later, his meaning became a lot clearer when he tweeted:
Arseface. John Wayne, The Saint of Killers.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 17, 2013
Basically three characters from "Preacher". So now the question is, "how is Rogen involved with this attempt to bring the Vertigo comic to television"? No word yet on how Rogen is involved, but we're as curious as anyone.
Hopefully this attempt to bring the world of "Preacher" to life onscreen will be a success. We'll keep you posted on news regarding this exciting project as we hear it.