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DJ Caruso tweets that directing Preacher is a done deal

Feb. 22, 2011by:

Today I learned that DJ Caruso has a Twitter that I should be following so I could have gotten this story out hours earlier. But with only 50 followers, how was I supposed to know?

Yes, this is the real Caruso, as if you read the tweets they're too mundane for an imposter. His latest announcement is that after months of rumors, he officially has closed a deal to direct PREACHER, the much beloved comic series about a badass man of the cloth, formerly said to be going in Sam Mendes' direction.

"My deal just closed on Preacher. Going back to the dark side and pretty fucking pumped!"

I recently got to see Caruso's latest effort, I AM NUMBER FOUR, which was like a movie version of an overlong Smallville episode, with no Superman mythology masking the annoying high school melodrama. Once it got going, it had some pretty wicked action sequences, and hopefully that's the part of his style that can translate into the PREACHER film. Someone else please be hard at work polishing a solid script. Like maybe the people who wrote the comic?

I don't usually see a whole lot of support for Caruso around these parts, so what's your guys' take on the man taking on PREACHER for sure?

Extra Tidbit: Despite my best efforts, I also have a Twitter. And by the time I finish writing this post Caruso will have more followers than me. Damnit!
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3:41AM on 02/23/2011

..Over yourself

OK I understand what you are saying, I personally think Disturbia was a good flick. At the end of the day pal like it or not, whether it fits your pretentious view on how films should be done, people that put the most money into these films are people that don't study film and dont know how they should and shouldn't be structured. And they are the ones enjoying it. I think DJ is predictable with his shots, and they can be pretty plain. but bad? I don't think so, just typical. There are
OK I understand what you are saying, I personally think Disturbia was a good flick. At the end of the day pal like it or not, whether it fits your pretentious view on how films should be done, people that put the most money into these films are people that don't study film and dont know how they should and shouldn't be structured. And they are the ones enjoying it. I think DJ is predictable with his shots, and they can be pretty plain. but bad? I don't think so, just typical. There are directors out there that are shambolic, and ive already mentioned 1, Paul Anderson, and Night Shyamalan, Dj isn't on my list 'Yet' but I personally wouldn't of picked him to do this flick.
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9:59PM on 02/22/2011

Can the film

I'd rather see it never get made than this jibroni direct it. I thought Mendes had a chance at succesfully translating it to the big screen but I'd just put the kybosh on the whole thing now. This is going to be a joke.
Great, another beloved story going to get fist-fucked by another hack hollywood director who doesn't even deserve to be there.
And to all you people saying he's not a "bad" director...point me to one movie of his that you can honestly say is an all round solid flick.. just
I'd rather see it never get made than this jibroni direct it. I thought Mendes had a chance at succesfully translating it to the big screen but I'd just put the kybosh on the whole thing now. This is going to be a joke.
Great, another beloved story going to get fist-fucked by another hack hollywood director who doesn't even deserve to be there.
And to all you people saying he's not a "bad" director...point me to one movie of his that you can honestly say is an all round solid flick.. just having a few good scenes or being "ok" doesn't qualify you to direct big budget films.
So many directors I'd love to see chased out of hollywood and replaced with all the incredibly talented young cats coming up who could and DO make better films than this guy any and every day of the week.
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7:46PM on 02/22/2011
I could puke. Worst news I've heard all day. Please let this not happen in favor of 10-12 part HBO series. Pretty please.
I could puke. Worst news I've heard all day. Please let this not happen in favor of 10-12 part HBO series. Pretty please.
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6:24PM on 02/22/2011

credit where due

Fair play that you guys think he is a bad director, and to be fair he isn't someone that I would pick to direct any comic favs for sure. But credit where due, Disturbia wasn't a bad flick, i fairly enjoyed it. Eagle Eye had some encouraging feats too. I recently watched I am number four, and I actually quite enjoyed it, although jumped on the band wagon with the whole Twilight premis, but with aliens instead, but that plot works for most cinema goers. I dont rate him yet, but would be
Fair play that you guys think he is a bad director, and to be fair he isn't someone that I would pick to direct any comic favs for sure. But credit where due, Disturbia wasn't a bad flick, i fairly enjoyed it. Eagle Eye had some encouraging feats too. I recently watched I am number four, and I actually quite enjoyed it, although jumped on the band wagon with the whole Twilight premis, but with aliens instead, but that plot works for most cinema goers. I dont rate him yet, but would be willing to give him a chance. Let the heavens rejoice that Paul Anderson isn't taking the helm on this!!!
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5:47PM on 02/22/2011

As a single moive?

No thanks
No thanks
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5:22PM on 02/22/2011
Someone needs to take away D.J. Caruso's camera.
Someone needs to take away D.J. Caruso's camera.
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5:10PM on 02/22/2011
I couldn't put this any simpler. I don't think Caruso is a bad director, but he's simply not good enough for this. I truly hope the ass falls out of this early in pre-production and I'll happily wait another six or seven years until somebody comes along and does it right. This will dissapoint...heavily, we all know this. I'm totally bummed out truth be told but as usual the director and producers will once again ignore what the fans actually WANT to see and produce some watered down shit that
I couldn't put this any simpler. I don't think Caruso is a bad director, but he's simply not good enough for this. I truly hope the ass falls out of this early in pre-production and I'll happily wait another six or seven years until somebody comes along and does it right. This will dissapoint...heavily, we all know this. I'm totally bummed out truth be told but as usual the director and producers will once again ignore what the fans actually WANT to see and produce some watered down shit that will fall way short of the mark. And yes, Shia will no doubt have a part to play. I don't dislike him or doubt his ability but there isn't a single character that he is suited to. Sad times, schmoes....very sad times indeed : (
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5:06PM on 02/22/2011
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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5:05PM on 02/22/2011
Anyone remember Constatine?
Anyone remember Constatine?
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4:55PM on 02/22/2011

If I say I'm hip to this news...

... I get to play Cassidy. Deal?
... I get to play Cassidy. Deal?
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4:52PM on 02/22/2011
Maybe now he will hand over DEAD SPACE for someone else, more capable.
Maybe now he will hand over DEAD SPACE for someone else, more capable.
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4:38PM on 02/22/2011
FUCKFUCKFUCKKKKK. Is nothing sacred?
FUCKFUCKFUCKKKKK. Is nothing sacred?
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4:29PM on 02/22/2011
Now all we need is to have Shia LaBeouf playing Jesse Custer.

Now all we need is to have Shia LaBeouf playing Jesse Custer.

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3:31PM on 02/22/2011
And that's that. RIP
And that's that. RIP
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3:18PM on 02/22/2011
wasn't he already attached to Y: The Last Man? was that too easy for him? Something tells me this is gonna sit in development hell for another decade like Watchmen did. Much like Y, Preacher doesn't work as something crammed into two to two and a half hours, it works much better as a show or mini series on HBO or even AMC.

Sadly i dont think HBO would invest the money for someone like Caruso, lets face it he's no Speilberg or Scorsese
wasn't he already attached to Y: The Last Man? was that too easy for him? Something tells me this is gonna sit in development hell for another decade like Watchmen did. Much like Y, Preacher doesn't work as something crammed into two to two and a half hours, it works much better as a show or mini series on HBO or even AMC.

Sadly i dont think HBO would invest the money for someone like Caruso, lets face it he's no Speilberg or Scorsese
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3:06PM on 02/22/2011
Someone needs to tell this guy to start counting grains of sand on the beach !!
Someone needs to tell this guy to start counting grains of sand on the beach !!
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3:05PM on 02/22/2011

Hollywood will not make a faithful adaptation.

There is no way that a faithful, let alone good, adaptation of any Preacher graphic novel can be made. The material is just too dense and controversial for a true Preacher film. This, like all the other attempts, will die a slow death when the studio crushes all the creativity out of the project. Also, I have ZERO faith in the newest choice of director. DJ Caruso is a B-Movie director at best and Preacher is WAY out of his league as was the previous director I know of, Rachel Talalay.
There is no way that a faithful, let alone good, adaptation of any Preacher graphic novel can be made. The material is just too dense and controversial for a true Preacher film. This, like all the other attempts, will die a slow death when the studio crushes all the creativity out of the project. Also, I have ZERO faith in the newest choice of director. DJ Caruso is a B-Movie director at best and Preacher is WAY out of his league as was the previous director I know of, Rachel Talalay.
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2:42PM on 02/22/2011
Looking like terrible decisions all around so far.
Looking like terrible decisions all around so far.
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2:34PM on 02/22/2011
One of my favorite comics.

There's no way they could condense it well into one movie and there is no way they would make enough money off it for it to be a trilogy. Plus I just don't see them staying true to the content. The majority of the American public would be too offended.
One of my favorite comics.

There's no way they could condense it well into one movie and there is no way they would make enough money off it for it to be a trilogy. Plus I just don't see them staying true to the content. The majority of the American public would be too offended.
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2:30PM on 02/22/2011
Not only is the choice of format wrong, the choice of director just screams that it was pitched correctly, but will be executed poorly. PG-13 adaptation incoming? Most likely. Definitely a miss on Hollywood's part.
Not only is the choice of format wrong, the choice of director just screams that it was pitched correctly, but will be executed poorly. PG-13 adaptation incoming? Most likely. Definitely a miss on Hollywood's part.
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1:43PM on 02/22/2011

God-fucking-DAMNIT!

ARRGGHHHHHH!!!!! FUCK!!!!!!

I hate Hollywood so goddamn much.
ARRGGHHHHHH!!!!! FUCK!!!!!!

I hate Hollywood so goddamn much.
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1:34PM on 02/22/2011
There is no god!!! One of my favorite graphic novels is getting made by a sub-par director. I am beyond upset.
There is no god!!! One of my favorite graphic novels is getting made by a sub-par director. I am beyond upset.
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1:21PM on 02/22/2011
Unless this is a multiple movie deal I will have NO faith in this project. There are too many graphic novels an trying to fit even *1* into a 2 hour film would be difficult without cutting a ton of shit out (Harry Potter anyone?). This is far better suited as an HBO series making each issue into a one hour episode.
Unless this is a multiple movie deal I will have NO faith in this project. There are too many graphic novels an trying to fit even *1* into a 2 hour film would be difficult without cutting a ton of shit out (Harry Potter anyone?). This is far better suited as an HBO series making each issue into a one hour episode.
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