Floating across rivers of saliva generated by drooling and elated fanboys comes more good news about the HBO serial adaptation of the sacrilegious and ultra violent Garth Ennis comic, Preacher.
In dropping a few tidbits about the in-development project, Mark Steven Johnson (writer of the Daredevil and Ghost Rider films) has essentially given his assurance that the series won’t punk out like so many other laughable comic adaptations have in the past.
Nerds still shudder remembering the Captain America film and Roger Corman’s stab at the Fantastic Four, and oh god, David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury! According to Johnson it looks like the adaptation is going to be pretty faithful to the source material.
The series run will encompass all sixty six issues of the comic as well as several of the Preacher one shots and the Saint of Killers mini series. Each season’s twelve episodes will have a TV-MA rating at least and the budget will be decent, as Johnson has said it’s "not something you make on the cheap.” This is really shaping up to be the Preacher that diehards have been hoping for since the comic hit shelves just over decade ago.
darkhorizons.com: Johnson Talks Plans For HBO's "Preacher"