Monday, May 11, 2009

Sam Mendes Talks 'Preacher'

MTV caught with Sam Mendes abut the progress on his eagerly anticipated 'Preacher' adaption for the big screen. Mendes had few details about the film but said the first draft written by John August is coming along well:
“He’s doing pretty well,” Mendes told MTV News, “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.”

The only other fact that Mendes is sure of at this point is that, while he can envision the film as a franchise, he’s going to give his all to make the first film great and self-contained.

“You have to try and get one really good and then, if you’re lucky, you can make a second or a third,” said Mendes. “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.”

Though casting is still a long way off, Mendes seemed excited at the prospect of bringing the characters to life, saying the series has some “real good roles in there”.
UPDATE: Collider got to chat with Sam too, check out the video below: