Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DJ Caruso To Direct 'Preacher'

The 'Preacher' adaptation has now passed to the hands of director DJ Caruso who will be taking the Caruso confirmed this by posting on his twitter.
"My deal just closed on Preacher. Going back to the dark side and pretty f---ing pumped!"
Preacher is a comic book series created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, it tells the story of Jesse Custer, a down-and-out preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.

Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God Himself. In other words, Jesse Custer, bonded to Genesis, may have become the most powerful being in the whole of living existence.

Custer, driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, goes on a journey across the United States attempting to (literally) find God, who abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. He also begins to discover the truth about his new powers. They allow him, when he wills it, to command the obedience of those who hear and comprehend his words. He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O'Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.