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Re: Garth Ennis' Preacher to be HBO TV Series!!!!! :-)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:47 am
by Fried Gold
Evil Hobbit wrote:How the f* can HBO find anything to dark, to controversial and to violent?? I thought that was what they like to release, tv that can't be shown anywhere else...

Yeah, I thought that's what they're essentially known for. Wasn't the "TV-MA" rating made because of HBO and Showtime?

Re: Garth Ennis' Preacher to be HBO TV Series!!!!! :-)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:05 am
by stereosforgeeks
Fried Gold wrote:
Evil Hobbit wrote:How the f* can HBO find anything to dark, to controversial and to violent?? I thought that was what they like to release, tv that can't be shown anywhere else...

Yeah, I thought that's what they're essentially known for. Wasn't the "TV-MA" rating made because of HBO and Showtime?


Showtime was a bandwagoner. ;)

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series! :-) : Now w/ 100% Less Series :-(

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:37 pm
by John-Locke

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:28 am
by Lady Sheridan
This couldn't have come with better timing, since I've just finished reading the series...

I'm psyched. I'm not sure how they'll get away with Allfather and the ALF offspring of Jesus, though.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:44 am
by Hermanator X
Lady Sheridan wrote:This couldn't have come with better timing, since I've just finished reading the series...

I'm psyched. I'm not sure how they'll get away with Allfather and the ALF offspring of Jesus, though.


They mentioned that Palin will be looking to build up her celebrity to keep her in the spotlight these coming years....

Zac Effron for arseface (Ewen bremner is too old, and scottish)

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:03 am
by Seppuku
Hermanator X wrote:Zac Effron for arseface (Ewen bremner is too old, and scottish)


Wow, if he'd allow himself to get shot in the face for this movie, he'd almost redeem himself for those virus-like HSM shitfests ruining our nation's youth!

Isn't Haley Joel-Osment about the right age for Arseface? And casting him would save money on makeup too.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:11 am
by instant_karma
Can't say I'm too psyched about this news. For one thing, 1 movie, even a long one, just isn't going to cut it. My other problem is that I just cannot imagine Mendes adapting the material without smoothing out some of the rough edges that make it so much fun.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:02 pm
by John-Locke
Empireonline wrote:Sam Mendes Talks Preacher
Empire recently sat down with Sam Mendes for a nice chat, during which we asked the Brit director about the state of play on Mendes’ next movie, a just-announced adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s controversial but brilliant comic book, Preacher.

So, Sam, what’s the skinny?

“I’d love to make Preacher,” he smiles. “But there’s no script.”

But… but… the Internet told us that…

“This is a typical Variety announcement,” Mendes added. “‘Mendes to direct Preacher’ – I wish! Basically they should have written, ‘Mendes in development with Preacher’. What I’m doing is, I’ve gotta find a script. I’ve just got to get it written.”

Nevertheless, Mendes did go into some detail about his attraction to the project, which in pure thumbnail terms, is about a rebellious preacher called Jesse Custer and his quest to find God and make him accountable for crimes against humanity.

“It's brilliant, it's an incredible twisted vision,” he said of the 66-issue story. “There's so much of it 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. 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..”

Understandably, given the fledgling status of the project, Mendes isn’t too keen to talk about specifics, but we did ask him about one casting issue – namely, the frequent appearances of John Wayne, whose ghost acts as a counsel to Jesse throughout.

“That's an interesting one, I wonder what the John Wayne estate's gonna say about that,” teased Mendes. “We'll see, we’ll have to get them on side…”

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:09 pm
by Chilli
I'd recommend they go the True Romance way and never show John Wayne - just have a decent actor do the voice from off-screen like Kilmer did.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:30 pm
by Nachokoolaid
PREACHER is my all time favorite property, but to this news, I give a hearty fucking BOOOOOO! And I like Mendes.

How can you expect to fit 66 issues in one film!?!?!?

Fucking ridiculous. I'd rather not see a film at all than have them butcher it and ruin the chances of ever seeing a proper series, which is the only way this would work.

Also, looking about early in this thread, it's sad to see all my casting suggestion (Ledger).

John August

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:30 am
by TheButcher
From THR.com:
Borys Kit wrote:John August, who just two weeks ago lamented on his screenwriting blog that his long-gestating "Shazam!" project at Warners hit a roadblock, suddenly has plenty of irons in the fire.

August has booked a pair of gigs that will see him working with top-flight directors: He's set to write "Frankenweenie" for Tim Burton and Disney after first tackling the comic book adaptation "Preacher" for Sam Mendes and Columbia.

"Frankenweenie" is based on a comedic horror short that Burton made in 1984 while a film school student. The story tells of a man who brings his dog back to life after it is killed by a car.

While the original "Frankenweenie" was a live-action project, the new one will be made using stop-motion animation and be in 3-D. Like the original, the feature version is to be shot in black & white. Burton is producing, and many of the animation artists and crew from the director's "Corpse Bride" will be involved, with the studio aiming for a 2011 release.

Allison Abbate will produce with Burton as she did on "Corpse Bride." Don Hahn will exec produce.

"Preacher" is based on the popular 1990s DC/Vertigo series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. It tells the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher, given immense powers, who teams up with a former girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and sets out on a journey across America to find God -- who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven -- and hold him accountable for his negligence.

Neal Moritz is producing through his Original Films banner along with Kickstart Prods.' Jason Netter.

"Frankenweenie" will mark UTA-repped August's fifth collaboration with Burton. The two worked on "Big Fish," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Corpse Bride" and have "Dark Shadows," set up at Warners with Johnny Depp attached to star, in the wings.

"Shazam," meanwhile, remains in development at Warners and is looking for writers.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 7:20 pm
by Nachokoolaid
UPDATE:

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=26470

Still say the single film is a bad idea. Mendes, do it as an HBO series, please!!!!

Oh, and I think Elizabeth Banks would make a kickass Tulip.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:47 am
by Fried Gold
If they actually are trying to condense 66 issues into one film, that seems kinda silly.

Back when it was being produced by View Askew, Ennis wrote a script based on the "Gone to Texas". Then when the HBO thing was around, Mark Steven Johnson was going to base each one-hour episode on one issue.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:32 am
by TheButcher

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:18 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:17 pm
by Nachokoolaid


The good news there is that it seems they have moved away from cramming all 66 issues into one film. Sounds like they're breaking it into thirds, or so. Script has to be right, first of all. Then the casting. I'm still hoping for something good here.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:05 pm
by Nachokoolaid
From the main page, Joe Carnahan apparently want the gig. He's my favorite of the directors interested so far. His sensibilities seem to fit this world. I liked the idea of Mendes, but it seemed he wanted to neuter it.

http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/45401?q=node/45401

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:50 pm
by Nachokoolaid
Newest PREACHER news. I'll be honest, I've never seen one DJ Caruso film. I just hope they do this right. That's all I ask. If you go through this thread, you can see my passion for this project. C'mon Hollywood, don't fuck this up.

http://www.joblo.com/will-dj-caruso-be-the-one-to-helm-preacher

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:27 am
by Ribbons
DJ Caruso's got a lot of style. The Salton Sea was good, and Disturbia was decent. He's been doing a lot of teenybopper stuff recently (two Shia LaBeouf movies, the upcoming I Am Number Four), but I think he could definitely do the material justice if they don't try to rein it in.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:36 am
by Nice Marmot
Wish I shared your optimism. This screams neutered beyond recognition to me . . .

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:56 am
by TheButcher

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:10 am
by TonyWilson
Alex Pettyfer as The Saint Of Killers? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *has brain embolism* :shock: :mrgreen: :shock: :?: :P :?
LOLWHUT?

Still, good tip as Shia for Arseface, saves on the makeup budget.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. Movie? Mayhaps

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:06 pm
by Ribbons
In case you guys didn't know, the Preacher TV series debuts May 22 on AMC. Here's some trailers!



This one I can't seem to find a YouTube version for: http://player.theplatform.com/p/M_UwQC/4ZAt3mZVG4z7/select/media/O5pBSB1gGrs8

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. AMC Series? Yup!

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:36 pm
by Peven
i am surprised there hasn't been more discussion here about this....

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. AMC Series? Yup!

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 2:47 pm
by Ribbons
Well I almost always watch TV shows years after they debut, so this is on my radar but I haven't been following it too intently. Then again if it gets especially good reviews I might make an exception.

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. AMC Series? Yup!

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:31 pm
by Fievel
I know nothing about the comic, other than its existence, but am definitely eager to see this show!

Re: Preacher To Be HBO Series? Nope. AMC Series? Yup!

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 5:21 pm
by Peven

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:26 am
by Ribbons
Did anybody watch this Sunday night, and if so was it any good?

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 10:18 am
by Fievel
Ribbons wrote:Did anybody watch this Sunday night, and if so was it any good?


I never read the comics, although I was aware of its existence....but my review would say that I was continually wondering what the fuck I was watching....all with a huge grin on my face. I like the characters a lot and can't wait to see what's next.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:39 am
by Fievel
I just wanted to say that this show is still extremely entertaining for me. Every review I read complains that the show is missing a lot from the comic...or that it's moving too slowly. I have zero problems with the show.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:00 pm
by Ribbons
Fievel wrote:I just wanted to say that this show is still extremely entertaining for me. Every review I read complains that the show is missing a lot from the comic...or that it's moving too slowly. I have zero problems with the show.


I'm watching Preacher now and am quite frankly loving it. I can see how people watching it live may have had problems with the pacing. Bingeing this particular show is the way to go. It's fucked-up, hilarious, and hugely entertaining.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:22 pm
by Ribbons
I really, really, really liked this show. Can't wait for season 2.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:31 pm
by so sorry
Ribbons wrote:I really, really, really liked this show. Can't wait for season 2.



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Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:57 pm
by Peven
it was a little slow, but alright

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:15 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
I'm 3 episodes in - and have no CLUE what is going on!

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:51 pm
by Ribbons
Yeah, they do that a lot. They'll explain who certain people are and what certain things mean by the end of the season. Mostly.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:16 pm
by Ribbons
Here comes season two:


Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:59 am
by Ribbons
I really like this show.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:09 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
2 episodes behind the latest one. Tulip's story is slow and boring. As is Cassidy's sub plot which seems to go nowhere.

Not much else has happened.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:08 pm
by Ribbons
You're slow and boring!

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:56 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
I caught up on those 2 episodes. My comment still stands.

So... Go to Hell, Ribbons!!!!

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:10 pm
by Ribbons
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Go to Hell, Ribbons!!!!


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Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:08 am
by Peven
this show is so slow it makes Downton Abbey seem like an edge of your seat action thriller

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:29 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
I admit the 2nd half of Season 2 takes ages going nowhere. It's the 2 support characters who don't really have much to do that weigh it down, I hate the drawn out boring sub plot of Cassidy's son which comes to nothing. Shame as S2 started so great.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:48 pm
by Ribbons
I think it's a budget issue. They really only have the money to film in one location and on one big set per season; hence, Anville in season 1 (which was fine) and that apartment in New Orleans in season 2 (which was... less fine).

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:51 pm
by Peven


this "Preacher" is about as interesting and exciting :-P

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:31 pm
by Ribbons
Just your yearly reminder that Preacher is great despite the fact that nobody watches it. That is all.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:14 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Season 2's second half onwards bored the fuck out of me. Big ball dropping going on. It makes it harder for me to get into S3 which begins immediately with 'fucking flashback to a character you don't know' when the pace is already dead slow from last season's end. Made it hard for me to follow any further. That and the fact that Colonel Lugz said S3 is a struggle for him too, and that I was eating boring dried rice (but it's healthy! Fuck off), dried chick peas and chicken at the time which makes any show intolerable.

Sell it to me, Bitch. Just don't say it's great and then be lazy and not tell us why. I would rather you just posted a 'Like' for it here.

Knobhead.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:24 am
by Fievel
It took me a long time to even start Season 3. It just sat on my DVR, building up episodes, for the longest time. Once I started it, it was still a chore to watch. Jesse's twisted family seemed like some sort of Texas Chainsaw rehash at first. Honestly, that aspect of the season was my least favorite. Once the team from The Grail came back, I started to really enjoy it again. And then when we finally caught up with Eugene and Hilter :lol: I really enjoyed it.

The season reminded me of a typical season of Game of Thrones in that its penultimate episode was the best and the finale lazily leads you into the next season.


Question - during last night's finale, in one scene a helicopter dropped a cargo container (?) that exploded...what was that all about? And do we know what happened to all the clones? I will quickly admit to being mentally preoccupied if I missed answers to these questions.

Re: PREACHER (TV show)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:04 pm
by Ribbons
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Sell it to me, Bitch. Just don't say it's great and then be lazy and not tell us why. I would rather you just posted a 'Like' for it here.


I don't want to say you either get it or you don't, but if you're bored by the show I'm not sure I can convince you why it's good. I get that the pace is slow. For me, the stuff that works more than makes up for it:

1) The visual inventiveness. Scenes like the one in the season opener, where Tulip's version of purgatory looks like some kind of stage play by way of Lars von Trier, just aren't seen on any other series that I can think of (or Jesse's hotel fight with a pair of regenerating angels, or the Saint of Killers reliving his family's death over and over, etc.). Their budget is obviously limited, but Preacher is more creatively ambitious than pretty much everything else out there, which makes it a lot of fun for me.

2) The delight at seeing career supporting actors like Pip Torrens and Noah Taylor relishing the complex and quirky roles that they actually deserve.

3) The sense of humor. This more than anything is entirely subjective, but scenes like the inbred son of Jesus tapdancing on television or God riding around in a gimp suit are almost breathtakingly blasphemous, and I'm continually amazed that they get away with it all. At times there's a drier sense of humor alongside the giddy lowbrow filth, like a new vampire reporting a "significant lifestyle change" to his employer, or giant block letters over a shot of character standing at a bus stop that say BUS STOP.

It's not a perfect show; I have no illusions about some of its structural problems. But it's also unlike anything else on television in a way that I find refreshing and engaging, and it kind of makes me sad that nobody seems to watch it.