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Producer Neal Moritz updates us on the status of Preacher and The Boys

04.25.2013
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Two projects I thought I wouldn't hear anything else about-- PREACHER and THE BOYS are finally getting some proper updates thanks to producer Neal Moritz.

First up we have talk on THE BOYS:

"The Boys were working on with Adam McKay right now. He would love to do it and were in the middle of working on it right now."

Next is PREACHER:

Were actually talking about a little different direction on it. It is a priority, but its one of those that isa very hard movie to get made in Hollywood today. But were really working on it.

I hope that different direction is series. We've talked about this several times on the site, and the only justice that could be done for the graphic novel is a television series. Give it to one of the heavies: HBO, AMC...Netflix, perhaps? Sam Mendes was on board to get the movie up and going, but didn't know the right approach tonally. You've got to throw someone on this that has the balls to take it to the level it needs to go. Not that Mendes doesn't have them, but there's got to be someone who has a good vision for this. It is a hard project to tackle, I'll give them that. Anyone who has read the graphic novel knows that some of the material is rather disturbing for even the most desensitized of audiences. Unless someone can wrap it up into a pretty little package that makes since for a film, go for a series or just don't bother.

THE BOYS could easily be a series as well. Ennis mapped both out perfectly to do this, but I think that a movie for THE BOYS would be easier than PREACHER. At least that's my opinion. I hope it works out for both. If it doesn't though, I wouldn't be too bothered.

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4:17PM on 04/26/2013

No to Preacher,..

But yes to The Boys as a series. Preacher is excellence in a comic book, and should be left as such. On the other hand, back in his Police days, Sting looked just like Cassidy.
But yes to The Boys as a series. Preacher is excellence in a comic book, and should be left as such. On the other hand, back in his Police days, Sting looked just like Cassidy.
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4:16PM on 04/26/2013

No to Preacher,..

But yes to The Boys as a series. Preacher is excellence in a comic book, and should be left as such. On the other hand, back in his Police days, Sting looked just like [link]20Police/1997%20-%20The%20Very%20Best%20Of%20Sting%20&%20The[link]
But yes to The Boys as a series. Preacher is excellence in a comic book, and should be left as such. On the other hand, back in his Police days, Sting looked just like [link]20Police/1997%20-%20The%20Very%20Best%20Of%20Sting%20&%20The[link]
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11:22AM on 04/26/2013

Well, That's Your Problem Right There...

Producer Neal Moritz stating that Preacher is a "very hard movie to get made in Hollywood today" is making the biggest understatement in the history of spoken languages. Every religious nut... er... I mean believer... will come out of the wood work and protest, boycott and threaten death to anything or anyone related to the company that makes this adaptation. I have no idea how they will ever get a faithful adaptation of Preacher to any size screen, especially if they go the Hollywood route.
Producer Neal Moritz stating that Preacher is a "very hard movie to get made in Hollywood today" is making the biggest understatement in the history of spoken languages. Every religious nut... er... I mean believer... will come out of the wood work and protest, boycott and threaten death to anything or anyone related to the company that makes this adaptation. I have no idea how they will ever get a faithful adaptation of Preacher to any size screen, especially if they go the Hollywood route. They need to get funding from other sources, film a few episodes (if doing a series) or a few scenes (if doing a film) then bring it to Hollywood. That way which ever studio releases the project can state "we did not make this product, we are just presenting it to the people that want to see it" or some sh*t like that to cover their collective ass. That being said, I think an ongoing series is the only way to do justice to this amazing story. I hope this works out.
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9:40AM on 04/26/2013

Preacher

Everyone says The Boys needs to be on television, but I feel the same about Preacher. If you put it on HBO it could be the next big thing. I think after Tru Blood winds down HBO would be really smart to take a look at Preacher as their next big series. Their audience has shown the willingness to tune in for dark, complicated and fantastical material. It would be pretty perfect. Too many great characters and plot lines for a single movie.
Everyone says The Boys needs to be on television, but I feel the same about Preacher. If you put it on HBO it could be the next big thing. I think after Tru Blood winds down HBO would be really smart to take a look at Preacher as their next big series. Their audience has shown the willingness to tune in for dark, complicated and fantastical material. It would be pretty perfect. Too many great characters and plot lines for a single movie.
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12:55AM on 04/26/2013
The Boys has the potential to be one of the best HBO series ever produced if they went down that path. Make it violent and dirty, everything that the graphic novels were.
Cast:
Wee Hughie - Simon Pegg or James McAvoy
Billy Butcher - Vinnie Jones
Mothers Milk - Terry Crews
Frenchman - Vincent Cassell (or dont even bother having the character in the show)
The Female: Kelly Hu

It would be hard to get it to work, but I think at least visually these guys could pull it off, I would love to
The Boys has the potential to be one of the best HBO series ever produced if they went down that path. Make it violent and dirty, everything that the graphic novels were.
Cast:
Wee Hughie - Simon Pegg or James McAvoy
Billy Butcher - Vinnie Jones
Mothers Milk - Terry Crews
Frenchman - Vincent Cassell (or dont even bother having the character in the show)
The Female: Kelly Hu

It would be hard to get it to work, but I think at least visually these guys could pull it off, I would love to hear some other peoples suggestions.
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5:45PM on 04/26/2013
You're kidding right? Did you just list the only cockney, badass black guy, french actor, and asian actress that you know?

If we're supposing that this will be an HBO series, you can count Pegg and McAvoy out. You'd be better off going the GoT route and not cast any really big stars, just really great actors. Leave the more recognizable faces for Cameos or "supe of the week".
You're kidding right? Did you just list the only cockney, badass black guy, french actor, and asian actress that you know?

If we're supposing that this will be an HBO series, you can count Pegg and McAvoy out. You'd be better off going the GoT route and not cast any really big stars, just really great actors. Leave the more recognizable faces for Cameos or "supe of the week".
11:24PM on 04/25/2013
The Boys has to be a series. For one, the movie would have to be a hard R/easy NC-17 if even done at half the sex and violence is shown. Also, there is just too much to condense into a 2 hour movie. It'd be like making Game of Thrones a movie franchise.
The Boys has to be a series. For one, the movie would have to be a hard R/easy NC-17 if even done at half the sex and violence is shown. Also, there is just too much to condense into a 2 hour movie. It'd be like making Game of Thrones a movie franchise.
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10:20PM on 04/25/2013

Let me direct

I am the ONLY person in the world who could make a Preacher movie. p.s The Boys would work better as tv series. If you make a movie just cast Idris Elba, Gerard Butler, Simon Pegg and you are good to go!
I am the ONLY person in the world who could make a Preacher movie. p.s The Boys would work better as tv series. If you make a movie just cast Idris Elba, Gerard Butler, Simon Pegg and you are good to go!
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