Update on Preacher Movie - Sam Mendes Still Directing?
Those of you who are fans of Vertigo's comic book Preacher know that there has been some good progress as of recent on an adaptation. Late last year it was announced that it was being adapted for Sam Mendes to eventually direct. And earlier this year, it was announced that John August was writing the script. When MTV got the chance to catch up with Mendes, they made sure to get an update on it. "[John's] doing pretty well. He's about halfway through [the screenplay]. There's a long way to go yet, but I'm very, very hopeful. I think it could be amazing." So, there's not much of an update yet, per se, but it's something.
"You have to try and get one really good and then, if you're lucky, you can make a second or a third." He's already talking about sequels? "You can create something that's going to run. But I think that there's certainly more than enough for one good movie and plenty left over." The fact that Mendes is even talking about Preacher might mean that that he's still attached. See, after the news hit last year that he was directing, he criticized the trades, said it was a premature announcement, and presumed to say he wasn't attached. Not good news, especially when in January he reiterated that he still wasn't officially on board.
The MTV article doesn't have anything more specifically about Mendes' involvement, so I think it's safe to say he didn't later mention that he's actually not going to direct Preacher at all. Mendes is a great director, so I'd be more than happy to have someone of his caliber on board directing a comic book adaptation like this, that could become a great movie. Here's to hoping it comes together with both August and Mendes.