'Disturbia' Director D.J. Caruso Still Attached to 'Preacher' Adaptation
After dabbling in contemporary Hitchcock territory with films like Disturbia and Eagle Eye, without ever really coming close to the quality of film's from the iconic director, D.J. Caruso moved on to the young adult adaptation I Am Number Four. Since the sci-fi action flick didn't really drum up enough interest to warrant adapting the rest of the books in the series, Caruso moved on to a project at Sony called Invertigo. But back in 2011, the director was supposed to be working on an adaptation of Vertigo's comic book Preacher, a project that has been in development for years now, and he's still hoping to make it happen.
I’m still attached to 'Preacher' and we’re wrestling with Sony because I got another movie at Sony called 'Invertigo,' which is a big action film we’re trying to get going this summer. So 'Preacher' got put on the back burner, but we’re still involved with 'Preacher' and hopefully we’ll have some good news on that soon. Todd August wrote a great script. I think it’s one of those features that has to kind of go through the studio system if it’s going to be made for a certain price. So we’re kind of revisiting a way to approach making the movie in the right way.
For those just joining us, the comic book an ex-preacher man, Jesse, who has become disgusted with God's abandoning of His responsibilities. So Jesse starts off into the wilds of Texas with his hitman girlfriend and new best friend (a vampire) to find God so that he can give Him a piece of his mind. Directors like Kevin Smith, Sam Mendes, Joe Carnahan, Robert Rodriguez and Darren Aronofsky have all flirted with the project, but Caruso has been the one to stick with it the longest it seems. However, summer is almost over, and Invertigo isn't exactly in front of cameras just yet, so it's going to be awhile before Preacher turns into anything more than a glimmer in Caruso's eye.