After over a year of speculation, D.J. Caruso has personally confirmed what we’ve all suspected. He will direct the big screen adaptation of Preacher. The director confirmed the news on his official Twitter page, therefore we got it straight from the horses mouth. Fanboys rejoice! A dark and gritty adaptation is on the way.
Caruso wrote on Twitter, “My deal just closed on Preacher. Going back to the dark side and pretty fucking pumped!” He’s pumped and so are we! Preacher was published by Vertigo Comics from 1995-2000 and it centered on a down-and-out preacher named Jesse Custer, who became possessed by a supernatural being called Genesis that destroyed his congregation and everything in its path.
Given immense powers, the preacher teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and set out on a journey across America to find God — who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven — and hold him accountable for his negligence.
Now that the film has a helmer, it’s time to shift focus to the cast. Who could play the three main roles? We would call Colin Farrell as the Irish vampire, but he’s already playing a member of the undead in the upcoming Fright Night remake.
What do you think of Caruso directing Preacher? Who do you think should star?