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From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes... Pre... - 22/5/2006 12:22:25 AM   
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OK, this just surfaced on the barely reliable Aint It Cool News (Link);

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I don't know good this information is, but I was at a comic convention in Dublin recently where Glenn Fabry was signing. I asked about the Preacher movie and he said that it wouldn't go ahead, that nobody wanted to do it. He then told me that days previous he had gotten a call from somebody from HBO looking for Garth Ennis' phone number. A few hours later he got a call from Garth saying that the producers from The Sopranos want to turn Preacher into a HBO TV series. There was no word on Garth's response to this.


Sounds a bit like bullshit. I can't find any information regarding a convention attended by Fabry on the net.

Regardless, it does seem rather cool. HBO are getting pretty desperate for a big hit after The Sopranos ends (that shows extra long final season is a means of HBO retaining their ratings while searching). Carnivale became too expensive and was cancelled and Deadwood or any new shows have not been pulling in as many viewers as they had hoped. Adn what with the recent controversy (and success, seemingly!) of The DaVinci Code movie, would HBO actually be ballsy enough to take this risk!?
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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 6:47:08 AM   
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Its AICN, until something official is announced I'd treat it as shit.

Would be cool though!

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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 8:34:29 AM   
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This turned up a couple of times on the Book Forum - what would you most like to see adapted. They'll be pleased if true!

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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 9:08:47 AM   
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Few things would make me happier than to see an adaptation of Preacher. The characters, the endlessly-quotable dialogue and the bone-cruching action would all be great if they do a faithful job of it. Can't see it happening though: the controversy over The DaVinci Code would be nothing compared to this.

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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 2:56:47 PM   
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what is preacher? i've never heard of it but if it's got more controversy than the Da Vinci Code i need to know.


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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 3:12:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: oddzag

what is preacher? i've never heard of it but if it's got more controversy than the Da Vinci Code i need to know.



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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 4:43:39 PM   
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Preacher would make a brilliant mini-series as long as it was done well (and if anyone were to do it well, it'd be HBO). Though, yeah, with only AICN as a source I'm not getting my hopes up just yet. Hasn't there been constant rumours over the years of various producers picking this up and wanting to make a movie/mini-series?

I seem to remember some pictures of Arseface after someone started making a film but then dropped it.


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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 6:15:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Jim
I seem to remember some pictures of Arseface after someone started making a film but then dropped it.







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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 8:32:04 PM   
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That's it 

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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 9:24:58 PM   
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I wouldn't hold your breath for this, tempting and enticing as it may be.

Yes, it's HBO so they have a reputation for being edgy, and it's cable, so less susceptible to outside pressure. But remember that The Book Of Daniel caused a furore and was pulled after 4 episodes on NBC, and all the main character did in that was talk to Jesus. Y'know, instead of trying to track down God and have a go at Him for being an absentee landlord.. .

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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 22/5/2006 9:44:33 PM   
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True. Also the whole idea of a renegade preacher hanging out with his girlfriend and vampire best friend isn't going to make the show any friends

It's difficult to compare it to something like The Book of Daniel. The gap between network and cable is huge, with something like NBC being far more likely to be held "ransom" by its advertisers, corporate executives etc.

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RE: From HBO and the producers of The Sopranos comes...... - 24/5/2006 1:40:33 AM   
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I dunno.  They have the series Big Love wrapping up season one in the US now about a polygamist family in Utah.  It's raised a few eyebrows for sure.  So they could very well make Preacher.  I've heard nothing about it though.

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