More Movie Talk For Preacher


Garth Ennis’s comic book creation Preacher is one of those DC / Vertigo titles that have been trying to be made into a film by countless writers, producers, and directors for several years now. There was even some talk about it being made into an HBO series at one time. Well, now A-Team director Joe Carnahan seems to be pretty interested in the project. For those of you unfamiliar with the storyline of Preacher, it “tells the story of Jesse Custer, a down-and-out preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.” We’ll go into a little bit more depth after the jump. This is definitely one of those books that stray ouside the direct ideals of The Bible. They get into the descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, which I am definitely not a believer in and I would like to believe that a real genuine man of God, whether fallen or not, couldn’t be possessed by a demon. A house can not be host to the Devil and God at the same time. Also, as you’ll read below in the full synopsis, they state that the Genesis demon might rival God himself, which is a joke. No demon can rival God. After the jump, you can check out a full synopsis of the series and a quote from director Carnahan about his interest in helming the film version of this comic book series.

Synopsis:
Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a down-and-out preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.

Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God himself. In other words, Jesse Custer, bonded to Genesis, may have become the most powerful being in the whole of living existence.

Custer, driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, goes on a journey across the United States attempting to (literally) find God, who abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. He also begins to discover the truth about his new powers, which allow him to command the obedience of those who hear his words. He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.

During the course of their journeys, the three encounter enemies and obstacles both sacred and profane, including: the Saint of Killers, an invincible, quick-drawing, perfect-aiming, come-lately Angel of Death answering only to “He who sits on the throne”; a serial-killer called the ‘Reaver-Cleaver’; The Grail, a secret organization controlling the governments of the world and protecting the bloodline of Jesus; Herr Starr, ostensible Allfather of the Grail, a megalomaniac with a penchant for prostitutes, who wishes to use Custer for his own ends; several fallen angels; and Jesse’s own redneck ‘family’ — particularly his nasty Cajun grandmother, her mighty bodyguard Jody, and the ‘animal-loving’ T.C.

Director Joe Carnahan recently told MTV that he would love to direct a movie version of Preacher in an interview about The A-Team. Here’s what he had to say:

“I’m kind of desperate to do another comic book adaptation,” he tells the network. “And the other thing I’m really keen on or interested in is ‘Preacher’ because I’m a big Garth Ennis fan and I love that series and that’s out there, and that might be something … I really love that.”

Check out more about Preacher right here.

You can buy the graphic novel here.

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