Seth Rogen Gives A Brief PREACHER Update
Earlier this year, for a few weeks at least, we heard a lot about the deal to bring Garth Ennis‘ Preacher to AMC. Things got quiet when it was officially confirmed that Seth Rogen, longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg, and Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin would be working to bring the series to the small screen. The trio rolled up their sleeves and got to work, so there wasn’t much to say. Now that we’re a little farther along in the process Rogen is offering up an update about where things are right now.
Speaking with /Film in an interview that ran down most all of Rogen‘s upcoming projects, the writer and now director gave a small updated about Preacher‘s progress. The funnyman with the iconic laugh says that he, Goldberg, and Catlin are writing the script for the pilot right now:
Me and Evan are writing it write now with the help of Sam Catlin and we’ve come up with a lot of incredibly crazy ideas. [Laughs] It’s a fun thing to riff on and talk about. We’re definitely trying to expand on some of the ideas in the comic and make it that…we love most of the main cornerstones of the comic but we’re trying to make it that even if you’ve read the comic you should not know exactly what to expect from the TV show.
That approach sounds very similar to the way The Walking Dead team adapts and ‘remixes’ the source material for their show so longtime readers still have a few surprises each episode. Rogen and Goldberg are admittedly huge fans of the source, so it will be interesting to see what they take directly from the comics and what they give a little twist. AMC is said to be very happy with the creative team and are eager to get the series going if the script is good. I’d say it’s a very safe bet that the series gets made. We’ll just have to wait a little longer to see just how faithful it remains to Ennis‘ controversial classic though. What do you think about Rogen‘s comments?
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Source : /Film