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5Apr/110

Preacher 101 – DJ Caruso Approves!

Over at The Void, I have a piece on Preacher which gives a brief overview of the history of the troubled film adaptation, and a character guide to the main weirdos within the terrific comic series:

A sex-filled, gore-spattered, God-hating road trip story of fabulous filth and depravity, Preacher introduced me to comics with style. I’ve never looked back.

One of the greatest series of the 90s, various adaptations of Preacher have been undeservedly rotting in development hell for years. HBO bailed on a television series, Sam Mendes jumped ship for James Bond, and even Darren Aronofsky expressed an interest that turned into a dead end.

Now D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) has been announced as director, teasing somewhat bizarre casting choices, and the splatterpunk western odyssey may finally get the screentime it deserves. But long known as the Unadaptable Series, what is it about this fantastic comic that made it too controversial to handle? Um, have you read the comics?

Preacher

Continue reading at The Void.

DJ Caruso tweeted me to say: "Love this piece. Franco , Fassbender, Lively, Clint. Shia my favs."