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Seth Rogen reveals which films inspired his upcoming Preacher series for AMC

01.16.2015
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We haven't heard much from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg about their Preacher TV series since AMC officially ordered a pilot for the small screen adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon comic. But yesterday Rogen tweeted a picture of a stack of movies he's been watching to inspire him while working on the project.

Unsurprisingly, Rogen has been checking out a bunch of Westerns for Preacher, and I'm glad to see he's also been watching extremely violent (but also excellent) non-Westerns like THE RAID, I SAW THE DEVIL and Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL movies.

Synopsis for the series from AMC:

Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.

Both Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are huge fans of the comics, and while I am slightly afraid it won't live up to my expectations, I'm feeling pretty confident that Rogen and Goldberg won't f*ck up one of my favorite comics of all time.

Production on the Preacher pilot will begin this summer for series consideration in 2016.

Preacher Comic Image

Source: Twitter

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6:32PM on 01/16/2015
More than anything else, the 2 Malick films he has pictured really gets me curious about this project, in a good way. I'm not familiar with the comic, but I've enjoyed Rogen and Goldberg's work so far, and I'll be sure to check out the show.
More than anything else, the 2 Malick films he has pictured really gets me curious about this project, in a good way. I'm not familiar with the comic, but I've enjoyed Rogen and Goldberg's work so far, and I'll be sure to check out the show.
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4:22PM on 01/16/2015

Please please please

I am super excited for this, one of my favorite comic stories, behind Watchmen and The Long Halloween... but I can't help but think that it's going to be neutered and not reach it's true potential by being on AMC instead of HBO... I hope I'm wrong and I hope it's awesome. The Interview sucked, but I have faith that Rogen and Goldberg will give us something compelling... Just stick to the source material fellas and you can't go wrong!
I am super excited for this, one of my favorite comic stories, behind Watchmen and The Long Halloween... but I can't help but think that it's going to be neutered and not reach it's true potential by being on AMC instead of HBO... I hope I'm wrong and I hope it's awesome. The Interview sucked, but I have faith that Rogen and Goldberg will give us something compelling... Just stick to the source material fellas and you can't go wrong!
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12:54PM on 01/16/2015
As a huge fan of both Garth Ennis and Seth Rogen it looks like he is reading a lot of the right stuff. I would probably throw a bit more John Wayne in there and Pulp Fiction to boot. Maybe some natural born killers too
As a huge fan of both Garth Ennis and Seth Rogen it looks like he is reading a lot of the right stuff. I would probably throw a bit more John Wayne in there and Pulp Fiction to boot. Maybe some natural born killers too
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1:00PM on 01/16/2015
watching I mean not reading
watching I mean not reading
11:05AM on 01/16/2015

great selection !

I have seen all those movies and the less I can say I that Rogen has very good taste !
Shorrt Term 12, pretty good movie, but I cannot see the inspiration for Preacher....(I never read it so I might miss something)
I have seen all those movies and the less I can say I that Rogen has very good taste !
Shorrt Term 12, pretty good movie, but I cannot see the inspiration for Preacher....(I never read it so I might miss something)
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