Friday, November 7, 2008

Sam Mendes On Preacher Production Status

Sam Mendes chatting to Empire has refuted reports that his big screen adaption of Preacher is well underway:
"Basically, they should have written, 'Mendes in development with Preacher'.

"What I'm doing is, I've got to find a script. I've just got to get it written."

Despite the lack of screenplay, Mendes said he is excited about adapting the 66-book comic series, which tells the story of a priest who searches for God in order to make him accountable for crimes against humanity.

"There's so much of [the story] you couldn't possibly fit it all into one movie. It's just about what you keep and what you leave out, and how you structure the story," he said.

"But just to have that toy set again, being able to paint on a big canvas and to say: 'I am gonna do crazy crane shots and massive action sequences again because I want to.' It's exciting."