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No Preacher For Sam Mendes - 12/4/2010 12:58:19 AM   
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Oh well.......... - 12/4/2010 12:58:19 AM   
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A Preacher adaptation directed by Sam Mendes would have been great..........but the prospect of Sam Mendes directing the 23rd Bond film is in my eyes, and in the eyes of many even greater.

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- 12/4/2010 2:04:34 AM   
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I so very much wanted a multi-season HBO series covering all the Preacher comic books (including special editions). Don't see how a couple of movies can do it just, though hope to be proven wrong. :)

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RE: - 12/4/2010 7:16:17 AM   
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I never really get worried about comic book adaptations but this one really is a hard one to get right so much so I donít even think it should be attempted and taking a glance at Neal Moritz past films (SWAT, FATF: Tokyo Drift and Click) I am a wee bit concerned.

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I just wish this one would go away - 12/4/2010 9:37:32 AM   
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As much as I like Sam Mendes I'm glad that he jumped ship because as a big fan of the Preacher series I really don't want to see an adaptation. I feel that it will only get diluted and lose the magic - particularly in film form. A trilogy would maybe be better but still surely cut out a lot of important plot and characters. Admittedly there are a lot of characters and stories that could be canned without much impact but I'm really concerned that the filmmakers will screw it up.
I guess it's like this when any beloved novel or comic is adapted though - surely a lot of Tolkien fans were really worried about the Rings trilogy but really happy with the final product. I don't know, I still think Preacher is much better suited as a HBO series but seeing as they dropped it I suppose that idea's dead for now. Then again filmmakers have been trying to get Preacher on the silver screen for years so maybe this is just another occasion where they were close but still not able to lock it. Remember when James Marsden was cast as Jesse and Rachel Talalay was set to direct? Yeah, that fell apart pretty quickly.

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Hmmmm... - 12/4/2010 11:26:01 AM   
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- 12/4/2010 11:31:01 AM   
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Damn double posts. Yeah big fan of preacher and ennis' work. I agree with the majority and think this would work best as mini-series but a trilogy could work, i just dont think hollywood can deliver what the source material deserves. I wonder if ennis' current series "the boys" will get picked up (if your fan of preacher check it out, its awesome)

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Arseface! - 12/4/2010 2:55:13 PM   
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Bit lengthy for a film imho, but you never know. I'd stick this and Transmetropolitan in the "I want to see a sweary and disgusting telly show thanks" rather than anything else.

It might only be 9 collections, but they can be bloody THICK books...

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Proyas or Fincher for Preacher - 12/4/2010 5:01:59 PM   
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I'm not too bothered about Mendes jumping ship - he aint a bad director by any means but he certainly wouldn't make it onto my shortlist! Get Alex Proyas, David Fincher or even (given his past comic book adaptations) Zach Snyder on this one and i reckon Preacher fans will get something worth waiting for!

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Fincher would be my choice. - 12/4/2010 5:33:12 PM   
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He has a knack for dark comedy. Even Seven was pretty funny. Still think there's too much material which will need to be sacrificed to make it feature-length. Preacher is a perfect exmple of serial fiction and will suffer in the translation to any other medium.

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RE: Fincher would be my choice. - 12/4/2010 5:46:05 PM   
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I was pretty excited about Mendes doing these flicks but I think the name is big enough to attract someone of equal class. However the thought of 2 or 3 of the flicks is pretty cool.

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Catherine Bigelow - 12/4/2010 7:44:57 PM   
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About 2 years ago I started a thread in the forums saying how I wanted Bigelow in the directors seat based on Near Dark. No one agreed then but how do people feel about it now that she's won the Oscar?

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RE: Fincher would be my choice. - 12/4/2010 9:51:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: theunwashedmass

He has a knack for dark comedy. Even Seven was pretty funny. Still think there's too much material which will need to be sacrificed to make it feature-length. Preacher is a perfect exmple of serial fiction and will suffer in the translation to any other medium.


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RE: Catherine Bigelow - 13/4/2010 12:17:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: shanewire

About 2 years ago I started a thread in the forums saying how I wanted Bigelow in the directors seat based on Near Dark. No one agreed then but how do people feel about it now that she's won the Oscar?


Know what?  That's an awesome call.  Nothing to do with the Oscar, but because of Near Dark.  She's a perfect fit actually

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Director-Snyder - 13/4/2010 2:32:27 PM   
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Now some people may call me nuts but what bout Zack Snyder.I mean Watchman wasnt that bad in fact it rocked every one is only sore about the squid.And he is Visionary which could mean epic fuckin battles between Jesse and the Demons and think about it he might even get Jackie Earle Haley for Cassidy so u know it could work

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Tarantino - 14/4/2010 2:16:18 PM   
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He's already proven that he can direct violence and also have a strong storyline. He has also shown that he can include dark comedy into the most violent of films.This sort of movie would suit him well.

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