Garth Ennis’s first questions pertained to the “Preacher” television series for HBO. “We’ve done very, very little,” Ennis explained. “We’ve only taken a few steps on a very long trail. So far, Mark Johnson’s written a very good script, a very faithful adaptation. I read it and said a couple of things and he wrote a very good second draft as well. We’re a couple of weeks away from having a final draft or a pilot to give to the people at HBO and see what they think.
“As for casting, Mark’s idea, which I agree with, is to go with unknowns for the three leads. Beyond that… Saint of Killers, Star, Hugo Root and so on…hard to say. The real problem is when we first started kicking around the idea of a ‘Preacher’ film, all the people we wanted then are now too old. Johnny Depp is too old, frankly. The one ting I can tell you is that Arseface will be the easiest one. Anyone can do it, if anyone here wants the job…”
Det lyder foreløbigt meget godt alt sammen. Når man så lægger oveni at serien kommer til at køre på HBO og at de går efter den højeste rating de kan, kan vi måske nå til noget der er rimeligt tro mod forlægget. Jeg krydser fingre!