Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sam Mendes To Direct Preacher

THR is reporting that Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to "Preacher," for an adaptation to be directed by Sam Mendes.

Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, "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.

"Preacher" has of yet no writers on board, though Mendes will lead the search while putting the finishing touches on his drama "Revolutionary Road.