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2013-08-21 11:34:28 AM
I lost interest in that comic series, but hell yeah, I'd like to watch that on the big screen.
 
2013-08-21 12:31:41 PM
Now we just need to know WHO will be playing Arseface
 
2013-08-21 12:34:09 PM
I'd love it, but that article gave little more information than an empty IMDB page.
 
2013-08-21 12:45:33 PM
needs to be a television show if you're going to fit all that crazy in.
 
2013-08-21 12:48:52 PM
Miniseries might do it justice, but for a film they'd likely have to cut a lot of the slower paced or flashback parts.  Take those out and a lot of the character arcs no longer either have an impact or make sense.
 
2013-08-21 12:50:38 PM
Great.  A movie based on a comic in which the hero's greatest weapon is the ability to command others to tear their penises off.
 
2013-08-21 12:50:42 PM

Trafficguy2000: needs to be a television show if you're going to fit all that crazy in.


This.  There is no way you can get through the series in 2-3 hours.

//Probably why they screwed up Watchmen
//Also, Zach Snyder.
//Wait, maybe they're planning a trilogy / series?
 
2013-08-21 12:52:27 PM

Texaco Saves: Now we just need to know WHO will be playing Arseface


Shia LeBouf. You just know it's going to be him.


Preacher was awesome. I'll retain some cautious optimism on prospects for a film adaption of it, but I'd vastly prefer an HBO miniseries on it. TONS of great stuff is simply going to have to be left out of it to make it in to a feature film, just metric asstons of stuff. Wouldn't have to do that in a miniseries.

CSB:
Back when I was reading it I got a zippo engraved like the one Jesse's dad gave him. I told the woman at the engraving kiosk, "I wrote down what I want engaved on this piece of paper because it has a naughty word, and I don't want to offend you any more than necessary."

She looked at my note, looked up at me and said, sounding irritated, "'Fark Communism'? You want me to put 'Fark Communism'? I'm from Rrrrussia!"

I told her, "Well you're here now so I guess you must like communism all that much, do you?"

She thougt about it for a sec, smiled, chuckled and said," Yeah, that ees very good point. 5 minutes, I make!"

Got so much mileage out of that zippo. A guy I knew whose father was a high-ranking member of the politburo back before the fall of the Soviet Union once needed to light a cig and I handed that to him. After he lit his cig he noticed the engraving and gave me one hellllllllll of a dirty look - to which I laughed pretty heartily. Apparently communism was pretty good to you, if you were part of the few in the "in" crowd.
 
2013-08-21 12:53:47 PM
I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again.

\Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.
 
2013-08-21 12:53:52 PM
"must not like communism"

FTFM
 
2013-08-21 01:01:27 PM
When they actually start filming, I'll get excited.

Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again.

\Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.



Pretty much this.

For instance:

www.badhaven.com
 
2013-08-21 01:04:39 PM
One more vote for HBO series, not movie.
 
2013-08-21 01:09:41 PM

mongbiohazard: but I'd vastly prefer an HBO miniseries of it.


This very, very nearly happened back in the late-1990s. A pilot was greenlit (which, to this day, was/is very heavily rumored to have been about to be helmed by Robert Rodriguez) and the first season was "bibled" (mapped out). Then there was a sudden shake-up of the HBO top brass and the parties championing the series were replaced  by new blood who binned it as being "too controversial" (officially) and the old work of people who didn't work there anymore and so didn't matter (unofficially).
 
2013-08-21 01:15:07 PM

Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again. \Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.

. This! That being said Preacher would be better as a cable series. A film would require to much cutting out of important parts and over the top scenes. Heck I would be surpised if Assface would be used at all. I know John Wayne's family wouldn't like the idea. I personally like to see Sam Elliot as Saint of Killers. Hell that part could be its own movie. / Why can't we get a Y the last man series? // Mike Cera as Yorrick /// Lucy Liu as Dr Mann //// A hot black chick as The Agent

 
2013-08-21 01:15:28 PM
I would love to see this happen but i haven't been holding my breath for the last 15 years. The franchise is almost 20 years old now.

/ screw that site for having an auto play ad with audio that Adblock didn't stop.
 
2013-08-21 01:16:37 PM

PizzaJedi81: When they actually start filming, I'll get excited.

Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again.

\Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.


Pretty much this.

For instance:

[www.badhaven.com image 463x373]


I liked his Punisher in the MAX label than his Punisher under the Marvel Knights label, but either version is superior to any other Punisher version.

Funnily enough, the Barracuda miniseries was awesomely fun, with the whole Barracuda taking a hemophiliac nerdy kid with him to a banana republic...
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2013-08-21 01:19:40 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Why can't we get a Y the last man series?


Word came down the pike a month or two back that David S. Goyer is adapting the comics series for feature film and that shooting is very tentatively set to begin sometime next Autumn
 
2013-08-21 01:26:37 PM

Sinbox: Mid_mo_mad_man: Why can't we get a Y the last man series?

Word came down the pike a month or two back that David S. Goyer is adapting the comics series for feature film and that shooting is very tentatively set to begin sometime next Autumn


Just like Preacher Y is to much for a movie. Cable would be better
 
2013-08-21 01:28:00 PM
So, who plays Bill Hicks? And who can do a decent impersonation of the guy? Does it automatically go to Gary Oldman on assumption?
 
2013-08-21 01:28:32 PM
the enthusiasm will last up until the cast is announced I'm guessing.
 
2013-08-21 01:35:13 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Just like Preacher Y is to much for a movie. Cable would be better


I couldn't agree with you more. Just reporting the facts as they (sadly) exist.

Although Goyer may follow the path that Shia The Beef and his Disturbia/Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso were making a lot a (ultimately baseless) noise about taking back when they were circling Y-The Last Man and make it a trilogy of films.

Nah, too risky for present-day Hollywood.
 
2013-08-21 01:36:57 PM

Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again.

\Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.


When does this happen?
 
2013-08-21 01:50:18 PM
fark hollywood :(
 
2013-08-21 01:50:26 PM

Trafficguy2000: Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again.

\Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.

When does this happen?




If you didn't like Welcome back Frank you didn't like fun comics.


Sinbox: Mid_mo_mad_man: Just like Preacher Y is to much for a movie. Cable would be better

I couldn't agree with you more. Just reporting the facts as they (sadly) exist.

Although Goyer may follow the path that Shia The Beef and his Disturbia/Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso were making a lot a (ultimately baseless) noise about taking back when they were circling Y-The Last Man and make it a trilogy of films.

Nah, too risky for present-day Hollywood.


Even then it would seem rushed. If I rember correctly the book said it took years to cross the USA.

Back to Preacher. What was the meat plant owners name? That's one story I know that would get left out
 
2013-08-21 01:54:37 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Back to Preacher. What was the meat plant owners name? That's one story I know that would get left out


Odin Quincannon.

Yeah. The world's not as of yet ready for his sex doll.
 
2013-08-21 02:00:28 PM

Sinbox: Mid_mo_mad_man: Back to Preacher. What was the meat plant owners name? That's one story I know that would get left out

Odin Quincannon.

Yeah. The world's not as of yet ready for his sex doll.




More I think about more I'm thinking that Christain objections won't let this movie happen.
I mean we have Assface, Odin, SOK shooting god, The French horse eaters. There's no group not offended.
 
2013-08-21 02:08:42 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Trafficguy2000: Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again.

\Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.

When does this happen?



If you didn't like Welcome back Frank you didn't like fun comics.


Sinbox: Mid_mo_mad_man: Just like Preacher Y is to much for a movie. Cable would be better

I couldn't agree with you more. Just reporting the facts as they (sadly) exist.

Although Goyer may follow the path that Shia The Beef and his Disturbia/Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso were making a lot a (ultimately baseless) noise about taking back when they were circling Y-The Last Man and make it a trilogy of films.

Nah, too risky for present-day Hollywood.

Even then it would seem rushed. If I rember correctly the book said it took years to cross the USA.

Back to Preacher. What was the meat plant owners name? That's one story I know that would get left out


no I like Ennis, writing I just didn't know about this happening
Been out of the loop
 
2013-08-21 02:13:37 PM
Mid_mo_mad_man:
More I think about more I'm thinking that Christain objections won't let this movie happen.
I mean we have Assface, Odin, SOK shooting god, The French horse eaters. There's no group not offended.


Yep. That's why I'm taking a solid "I'll believe it when I'm sitting middle seat, middle-aisle, third row from the top attitude."

I'm anything but a wagering sort. But I feel fairly confident that I'd not lose whatever (small) amount I'd put down on this attempt at adapting the Preacher property falling apart just like the 4 other attempts (3 previous tries to adapt it to theatrical film in addition to the aforementioned aborted HBO series).
 
2013-08-21 02:14:06 PM
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2013-08-21 02:34:15 PM

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I forget that part if the series. I'm going to have to break out the trades.
 
2013-08-21 02:44:31 PM
Preacher is the only story/comic/geeky thing I have very strong irrational feelings about.
I simply cannot see it playing out any better than the comic.
I will not accept like any re-writes or shortcuts or censorship of the source material.
Unless it's a series of well budgeted unrated movies or an uncensored premium service tv show, it's going to be a watered down version of the source material.

/I'll still watch it...
 
2013-08-21 03:00:29 PM
How perfect would Michael Fassbender be as Cassidy? An he's already got the accent; he grew up in Killarney for fook's sake.
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2013-08-21 03:14:34 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Flt209er: [s8.postimg.org image 307x400]

I forget that part if the series. I'm going to have to break out the trades.


:-) It involved an ill-fated attempt to stop Saint of Killers with man-made hardware.

Truthfully, I'm not sure how I feel about a movie of this. I'd love to see Preacher come to life, but I think I'd rather see it as an HBO style miniseries. I worry that a movie just won't be able to cram in enough material.
 
2013-08-21 03:19:03 PM
Man, I don't know. The best parts of Preacher aren't part of the main storyline, so it's difficult to imagine the things I loved about the series translating well to a film. Also, they'd probably do some BS stunt casting with whomever they have on contract at Sony.

Y, on the other hand, seems like it would get sliced down to a single movie better. You'd lose a lot of the side-plots, but it could be a pretty slimmed-down road trip movie and still have enough of the heart to let me enjoy it.
 
2013-08-21 03:19:48 PM
This is the thread where I come to biatch about there not being a Transmetropolitan movie and how Bryan Cranston/Patrick Stewart should play Spider.
 
2013-08-21 03:20:09 PM
So, they've waited so long on this that she's really pushing too old for the role, but *every* time any news comes out about a Preacher movie/TV/anything, I've said it, and I'll say it again, she ought to be Tulip:
www.nndb.com
 
2013-08-21 03:23:38 PM

Texaco Saves: Now we just need to know WHO will be playing Arseface


Justin Beiber.
 
2013-08-21 03:28:22 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again. \Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.. This! That being said Preacher would be better as a cable series. A film would require to much cutting out of important parts and over the top scenes. Heck I would be surpised if Assface would be used at all. I know John Wayne's family wouldn't like the idea. I personally like to see Sam Elliot as Saint of Killers. Hell that part could be its own movie. / Why can't we get a Y the last man series? // Mike Cera as Yorrick /// Lucy Liu as Dr Mann //// A hot black chick as The Agent


Gina Torres, if she's available, would be a solid choice.  (Isn't she on "Suits" now?)

There are rumors of a Y: The Last Man script either floating for a film trilogy or a Showtime series, so this could happen still.

As far as Preacher goes, I'll believe it's going to happen when it actually makes it into theaters.  There are so many taboos in that comic that most film studios are scared to give it a greenlight and/or a decent budget.
 
2013-08-21 03:32:26 PM

firesign: So, they've waited so long on this that she's really pushing too old for the role, but *every* time any news comes out about a Preacher movie/TV/anything, I've said it, and I'll say it again, she ought to be Tulip:
[www.nndb.com image 225x274]


I'm not the first to say it, but I'd like Katee Sackhoff as Tulip. She can pull off rough & tumble, and she can capture the raw fury you need for Tulip. Patricia Arquette has always been a bit flat, with emotion. Sackhoff, I could buy as having been raised by a man's man of a single dad.
 
2013-08-21 03:45:55 PM

Dog Welder: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again. \Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.. This! That being said Preacher would be better as a cable series. A film would require to much cutting out of important parts and over the top scenes. Heck I would be surpised if Assface would be used at all. I know John Wayne's family wouldn't like the idea. I personally like to see Sam Elliot as Saint of Killers. Hell that part could be its own movie. / Why can't we get a Y the last man series? // Mike Cera as Yorrick /// Lucy Liu as Dr Mann //// A hot black chick as The Agent

Gina Torres, if she's available, would be a solid choice.  (Isn't she on "Suits" now?)

There are rumors of a Y: The Last Man script either floating for a film trilogy or a Showtime series, so this could happen still.

As far as Preacher goes, I'll believe it's going to happen when it actually makes it into theaters.  There are so many taboos in that comic that most film studios are scared to give it a greenlight and/or a decent budget.


I'm fully expecting it to be toned waaaaaaay the fark down if it is made into a movie. HBO would do it justice though.
 
2013-08-21 03:58:48 PM
Is The Punisher still that weird frankenstein-zombie thing?
 
2013-08-21 04:00:43 PM

Big Beef Burrito: Is The Punisher still that weird frankenstein-zombie thing?


No.  He's currently a featured character in Thunderbolts along with Deadpool, Elektra, Red Hulk and Red Leader.
 
2013-08-21 04:02:09 PM

Dog Welder: Mid_mo_mad_man: Dinobot: I'm just glad that Garth Ennis will be writing Punisher again. \Garth Ennis' Punisher is Best Punisher.. This! That being said Preacher would be better as a cable series. A film would require to much cutting out of important parts and over the top scenes. Heck I would be surpised if Assface would be used at all. I know John Wayne's family wouldn't like the idea. I personally like to see Sam Elliot as Saint of Killers. Hell that part could be its own movie. / Why can't we get a Y the last man series? // Mike Cera as Yorrick /// Lucy Liu as Dr Mann //// A hot black chick as The Agent

Gina Torres, if she's available, would be a solid choice.  (Isn't she on "Suits" now?)

There are rumors of a Y: The Last Man script either floating for a film trilogy or a Showtime series, so this could happen still.

As far as Preacher goes, I'll believe it's going to happen when it actually makes it into theaters.  There are so many taboos in that comic that most film studios are scared to give it a greenlight and/or a decent budget.




Gina Torres as the agent would make the sex scene with her and Dr Mann interesting. Lucy Liu nude? I would buy a ticket.
 
2013-08-21 04:02:39 PM
mongbiohazard:

I'm fully expecting it to be toned waaaaaaay the fark down if it is made into a movie. HBO would do it justice though.

I can't see a big screen adaptation being done as anything less than a trilogy, and it would still lose a helluva lot of flavor.  I also can't see the first one making enough money to warrant the next two.

Much better would be the HBO series/miniseries idea.  I could see Odin Quincannon's girlfriend making it into that at least.
 
2013-08-21 04:16:24 PM
This thread made go and flip thru my Preacher trades. The more I look thru them the more I realize this is unfilmable. Almost have to a HBO or Showtimd series. A film trilogy would never work
 
2013-08-21 04:54:16 PM
You know what? "Preacher" sucks. It tries WAY too hard to be "edgy". I've never understood the appeal.
 
2013-08-21 05:33:04 PM

Primitive Screwhead: I will not accept like any re-writes or shortcuts or censorship of the source material.


Well, then you're not going to accept this movie.
 
2013-08-21 05:33:40 PM

realmolo: You know what? "Preacher" sucks. It tries WAY too hard to be "edgy". I've never understood the appeal.


Your MOM sucks.
 
2013-08-21 05:39:17 PM

A Terrible Human: This is the thread where I come to biatch about there not being a Transmetropolitan movie and how Bryan Cranston/Patrick Stewart should play Spider.




Just finished the series yesterday, and would definitely love to see it filmed in some capacity. Still trying to cast Spider in my head though. Stewart seems a bit too old. Cranston I'm sure could pull it off, but not necessarily my first choice.

Meanwhile, also finished Y: The Last Man recently and clamoring for a tv version. Sixty eps and do that shiat right.

Preacher might be my next read. I'm 34 and only got into comics in my 30s, so I've got a lot of catching up to do.
 
2013-08-21 05:59:37 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Mike Cera as Yorrick


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