Preacher - Where it belongs - New HBO Series

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Preacher - Where it belongs - New HBO Series

Postby Onibubba » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:47 pm

Just saw this tidbit. The production team is not the greatest, but they've got one hell of a story to work with, and HBO generally does a good job with its shows, so let's hope for the best!

From Washingtonpost.com

HBO hears word, brings 'Preacher' to small screen

By Borys Kit
Reuters
Wednesday, November 29, 2006; 2:46 AM

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - HBO has seen the light and is bringing "Preacher" to the small screen.

The pay cable network is developing a one-hour series based on the popular Vertigo comics series.

"Preacher," which ran from 1995-2000, told the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. Given immense powers, the preacher teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and set out on a journey across America to find God -- who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven -- and hold him accountable for his negligence.

The series -- which developed a rabid fan base -- was known for tackling religious and political issues, its dark and violent sense of humor and its observations of American culture. It also was one of the series that helped define Vertigo, the adult-oriented line of comics from DC Comics.

There have been several attempts to bring the comic to the screen, whether big or small, but nothing stuck. A movie version, to have been produced by Kevin Smith's View Askew production company, among others, got to the casting stage, with James Marsden attached for the title role and a reported budget of $25 million.

The series was created by Irish-born writer Garth Ennis and British artist Steve Dillon. Mark Steven Johnson, the writer-director behind comic adaptations "Daredevil" and the upcoming "Ghost Rider," is writing the pilot, while Howard Deutch is attached to direct. Johnson also wrote "Grumpier Old Men," which Deutch directed.

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Postby junkie christ » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:19 pm

Thank god
i still have the promo pic of the arseface makeup test.
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Postby abreeskye » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:47 pm

I'm REALLLLY looking forward to this.
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Postby iblis » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:54 pm

crap i wish i could see this. i don't have hbo. ):

the synopsis sounds fucking bad ass.
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