Monday, May 22, 2006

It Was The Time Of The Preacher?

From AICN:

I don't know good this information is, but I was at a comic
convention in Dublin recently where Glenn Fabry was signing. I asked about the Preacher movie and he said that it wouldn't go ahead, that nobody wanted to do it. He then told me that days previous he had gotten a call from somebody from HBO looking for Garth Ennis' phone number. A few hours later he got a call from Garth saying that the producers from The Sopranos want to turn Preacher into a HBO TV series. There was no word on Garth's response to this.

There is not way that HBO will make a Preacher series - especially after axing Carnivale. But we can dream, can't we?

Oh, yes. We can dream.

Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, who's possessed by the spirit of a half-angel/half-demon and goes on a roadtrip across America, looking for God - who's abandoned Heaven and humanity. He's joined by his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire, and the series is marked by a savage wit and an intense intelligence as it dissects America from the POV of an outsider. It's a love letter to all things Great and Terrible about our country, and a kick-ass rumination on faith, duty, responsibility, and honor.

I recommend being all spur-of-the-moment, and picking up the first trade paperback, Gone To Texas, which collects the first issues of the series, and is like a shot of whiskey wrapped around a silver bullet and shot directly into your head.


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