John August to Write Preacher

The Hollywood Reporter says that screenwriter John August will pen the comic book adaptation Preacher for director Sam Mendes and Columbia Pictures.

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.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter