Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hallelujah!! "Preacher" A-Comin' To HBO

HBO hears word, brings 'Preacher' to small screen

Yes, the popular (though God only knows why) Vertigo series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon will join the network that brought us The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Deadwood and Carnivale.
Now, I was not a fan of the comic book series. I found the "...dark and violent sense of humor..." that the above linked article cites as a hallmark of the series to be excessive and far too over the top. And of course, any hopes that, despite my aversion to the comics, HBO's version of Preacher could end up being, if not good, at least watchable are dashed by the fact that the pilot is being written by the same hack who penned the dreadful Daredevil film and directed by Howard Deutch, the "genius" behind Grumpier Old Men and other modern cinema classics. (One can only imagine in utter horror who Johnson, the man who actually thought Ben Affleck would make a good Daredevil, would recommend to play Jesse Custer or Cassidy.)

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