Preacher Back on Track at Columbia

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Possessed holy man seeks God

Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to “Preacher,” the popular 1990s Vertigo series, for an adaptation to be directed by Sam Mendes.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neal Moritz and his Original Films banner are producing with Kickstart Prods.’ Jason Netter.

Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the story told of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. Given immense powers, the preacher teams with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and set to find God who has abandoned heaven.

Columbia is currently searching for the right writer, or writers, to pen an adaptation.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter