Friday, April 9, 2010

Sam Mendes Departs 'Preacher'

The 'Preacher' adaptation curse has claimed another director, Sam Mendes has left the film according to producer Neal Moritz. Talking with Collider he said:
"Sam Mendes is going to go off and do the Bond movie, so there’s another director that we’re talking to right now."

"We’ve got a great script," continued Moritz. "John August wrote a script that I think is terrific. The hardest thing was with all the books — the 'Preacher' books —was how to distill it down. And what he made the smart decision instead of trying to cram everything into one, there’s plenty of room for two or three movies. So that’s what he’s done and he’s done a really faithful adaption but made it probably more accessible to a broader audience right now. That movie’s definitely R-rated and it’s an amazing central character."

"I hopefully will be shooting that movie next year," added Moritz.
Moritz also added that a potential director may be scriptwriter John August, who previously directed the sci-fi drama 'The Nines.'
"I had a meeting with [August] recently and we started talking about directors and we were talking about some really lofty directors," said Moritz. "And [August] said, 'You know, if you don’t get one of those [directors], I’d be interested in it.' I said, 'We’ll talk about it.'"