We’ve got just the tiniest bit of information regarding the long-awaited adaptation of Garth Ennis’s Preacher and it’s from the director himself, Oscar-winner Sam Mendes.
Mendes has been going around doing press for his new film, Away We Go, but you can bet your ass that there are people clamoring to hear him drop some details on his film version of Ennis’s awesome and controversial comic book series. And drop he has, but not much.
According to MTV News, Mendes claims the script is currently being worked on by the very talented John August, whose credits the excellent Go, a few more recent Tim Burton films, and the fun indie sci-fi flick The Nines, which he also directed. This alone makes me pleased, as I totally trust what this guy can do.
So does Mendes apparently. “He’s doing pretty well. He’s about halfway through. There’s a long way to go yet, but I’m very, very hopeful. I think it could be amazing.”
To add to that, it seems that Mendes is eager to turn Preacher into a franchise, which would be absolutely fine by me. I assume that what August is currently working on is primarily based off of the original Gone to Texas story arc. It would be cool to watch the rest of the story unfold on the silver screen as well.
But, accoring to Mendes, “You have to try and get one really good and then, if you’re lucky, you can make a second or a third…You can create something that’s going to run. But I think that there’s certainly more than enough for one good movie and plenty left over.”