ComingSoon.net talked to Away We Go director Sam Mendes about comic book adaptation Preacher, which he is set to direct from a script by John August at Columbia Pictures. Here’s what he said:
CS: I’m personally very interested in the idea of you doing “Preacher” because I was a big fan of “Road to Perdition” and I’m a fan of those comics as well. How’s that been progressing in terms of John August developing the script?
Mendes: I think it’s an incredible piece of material and I’m very hopeful about John’s script, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
CS: Do you have any idea if you’re going to try and condense the entire series into one movie or are you going to jump around use portions of it?
Mendes: Oh, he wouldn’t do the entire series in one movie. It would be impossible to do all nine volumes in one movie, that would be one long movie, and it wouldn’t do justice of it. It will not attempt to do all of it, but there’s so much wonderful stuff that I wouldn’t know what to leave out.
The Vertigo series, created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, told the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. 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.