Preacher Announcement Premature

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Mendes doesn’t have a script yet

Sometimes the Hollywood trade papers like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter jump the gun like the rest of us. In the wake of the former’s announcement stating Sam Mendes was to direct the long-mooted adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic book Preacher, Mendes is offering a few facts.

“This is a typical Variety announcement,” Mendes tells Empire. “‘Mendes to direct Preacher’ – I wish! Basically they should have written, ‘Mendes in development with Preacher’. What I’m doing is, I’ve gotta find a script. I’ve just got to get it written.”

For the full interview which includes Mendes talking a bit about the outrageous material and attempting to distill it into a feature film click here.

Source: Empire