Director Joe Carnahan has his eye on the big screen adaptation of Vertigo’s Preacher.
Carnahan, whose big screen adaptation of The A Team, starring Liam Neeson and Jessica Biel is out in July, declared his interest in the project.
“I’m really keen on Preacher because I’m a big Garth Ennis fan. … I haven’t seen a script, but we’ll see,” reports Superhero Hype.
A film version of creator Garth Ennis’ series has been in the works since the first draft of a script was penned in 1998, overseen by Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith. Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes was attached to direct in 2008, but left the project earlier this year.
The 75-issue cult comic book follows the exploits of anti-hero Reverend Jesse Custer, a preacher possessed by the offspring of an angel and a demon, on a mission to find God.
Carnahan has also expressed interest in adapting Marvel comic Taskmaster for the big screen.