Though his name has been circulated over the past week as a rumored candidate for the Superman reboot, Newsarama is reporting that Darren Aronofsky may also be interested in directing Preacher and that it’s likely he’ll have to choose one project over the other, as both are slated to move into development soon.
Preacher, based on the Vertigo series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon that ran in the late ’90’s, tells the story of Texas reverend Jesse Custer who, after merging with the escaped offspring of a demon and an angel, find himself imbued with the word of God, the power to command anyone to do his bidding. Teamed with his ex girlfriend, Tulip O’Hare and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, Custer sets out across America to track down the almighty and force him to explain why he abandoned creation.
Preacher has been rumored for development almost as far back as the series’ debut in 1995, but was most recently in development with Sam Mendes directing and a script in the works from John August. It is uncertain whether or not Aronofsky, if he took the project, would work from the same draft.