As part of their latest “Seven Days With” series, Collider spoke with producer Neal Moritz, the man behind the “XXX” and “Fast and Furious” franchises and more, but also the producer behind the long-gestating adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Vertigo comic series Preacher. They discovered that director Sam Mendes is off the project, having gotten the gig to direct the 23rd “James Bond,” but Moritz is trying to keep the forward motion going on the project by talking to new directors. The film’s screenwriter John August is one of the filmmakers interested in directing the movie, which is intended as the first part of a series.
The Collider story also mentions that Moritz has had a meeting with a possible director for The Boys, the movie based on the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic book we previously reported on here. Previously, Collider got the scoop that Ryan Reynolds will star in Moritz’s other project mentioned in that piece, the adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D..
You can read more with Moritz over on Collider about dozens of other projects the prolific producer has in various stages of development.