Wednesday, November 29, 2006

PREACHER still HBO-bound

Despite cold water having been traditionally thrown over this rumour for years, mainly by Garth Ennis himself, it looks like PREACHER is finally making it to development as a series at HBO.


The only problem being I'm not sure the creators involved will be able to do it justice. But fingers crossed, and with Ennis and Steve Dillon both named as executive producers, this thing may yet be shepherded into a shape acceptable to the fans.

13 comments:

squinner said...

http://www.workingtitlefilms.com/trailers/menu_hotfuzz.htm

Mark said...

Yeah, saw it. Shame my speakers aren't working, though. Bastards.

You going to JS's X-Mas do?

Brandom said...

I'm just happy we're not gonna be stuck with the Ben Afleck/Cameron Diaz version I heard Kevin Smith was trying to float around a few years back.

Big Al said...

then again jamie and hewlitt were involved in tank girl and look how that panned out... still though, I'm seriously elated at the prospect of it being an HBO show. HBO would can it if it was sh*t anyway.

Layta

Mark said...

Cameron Diaz coulda made a good Tulip. She's one of those female characters that all male readers fall in love with a little. Diaz pulled off a similar trick in SOMETHING ABOUT MARY. Affleck as Jesse Custer, maybe not so much.

And DOGMA showed that, while Smith may be au fait with all that Catholic mythology, the bugger can't shoot action. I think of anyone with a modicum of visual nous shooting the Saint of Killers versus a battalion of tanks in the desert sequence from WAR IN THE SUN and salivate a little. Ooh baby.

saudade said...

Ben Affleck?!? Gah. Like Keanu as Constantine.

The hubby and I say a spot-on Preacher is Rufus Sewell. I say a second is Nate Fillion from Serenity. His range is less than Sewell, and he's a little too big, but he proved his preacher chops on Buffy.

I like Cameron Diaz for anything. She's a chameleon, for being so high-profile and with such a distinctive voice and look.

geoff said...

maybe they think it's that good an idea that they're hiring a guy to write a script to try and impress ennis.

Mark said...

Is Fillion a genuine Texan? He'd be great for the job, even if he doesn't really look the part. Has a great natural, leading man, authority.

The hard part to cast is Cassidy. Irish, funny but with an all-too-real air of danger. Hmmm. Must get the aul' thinking cap on.

kelvingreen said...

Depending on how well he can do Oirish ("it's the nhasal whoine!"), David Bowie for Cassidy.

Sewell for Jesse, definitely. Peter Capaldi for God. Patrick Stewart for Starr, obviously. And I'm not against Diaz for Tulip.

Oh, and Jack Black as the Humperdido Messiah.

But what about the Saint? Will HBO stretch to Eastwood, or could we make do with David Carradine?

Trevor said...

No way to Eastwood, he's gone too soft...Carradine would be ironic, but doesn't quite fit. You know who does? Lance Henricksen. That said, if I had to bet on Lance Henricksen vs. a Battalion of Tanks, led by Luke Skywalker, I'd put my money on the guy from Milleniuim.

Mark said...

Yes to Henriksen, no to Bowie. Gotta be a real Irishman, I'm afraid. And a skinny young 'un, at that. Ed Byrne? Dunno if he can act, though.

kelvingreen said...

How about Tyres from Spaced? I vaguely recall him being Irish.

And yeah, Henriksen would be a good choice.

Mark said...

Cassidy is a Dubliner, whereas Michael "Tyres" Smiley is a Northerner. Smiley is a slaphead, whereas Cassidy has a luxuriant head of hair.

That said, if he can do a Dubh accent and wear a wig, why not? He's got the chops, and can do the funny/menacing lurch with ease.