Darren Aronofsky Being Targeted To Direct 'Preacher'
Reported by Outsiders - 09:25 PM 2010.09.30
Newsarama is reporting that Darren Aronofsky is being targeted to direct Columbia Pictures' big screen production of Preacher, based on the comic book series published by Vertigo, DC Comics’ Mature Readers imprint. DC of course is also the publishing home to the Man of Steel and a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Darren Aronofsky earlier this week mentioned he would like to direct the upcoming "Superman" movie.
Preacher follows a distressed man of the cloth named Jesse Custer who goes on a trip to literally find God after he was possessed and killed his entire congregation and destroyed his church. Custer joined in his road trip by old fame Tulip and a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy. The comic was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, and published by Vertigo from 1995-2000.
Sam Mendes was originally attached as the director of a Preacher film in 2008, but according to producer Neal Moritz, Mendes left the project and a new director was being sought for a planned 2011 production based on a screenplay by John August.