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(Digital Spy)   Seth Rogen says his Preacher adaptation will "surprise" readers of the comic book. This should end well   (digitalspy.com) divider line 34
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2014-05-04 06:58:41 AM  
At its heart it's a love story between Jesse and Tulip. Keep that and they can do what they want.
 
2014-05-04 07:21:33 AM  
They don't need to go reinventing the wheel.

The story was fine as is. And honestly, you don't need to change things to "surprise" the couple hundred thousand who may have already read the book when the millions who have never encountered the story and watch the show will be plenty surprised.
 
2014-05-04 07:23:57 AM  
I know less about Preacher than I did about the Green Hornet.
 
2014-05-04 07:29:08 AM  
www.giantkillersquid.com
 
2014-05-04 07:38:05 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: They don't need to go reinventing the wheel.

The story was fine as is. And honestly, you don't need to change things to "surprise" the couple hundred thousand who may have already read the book when the millions who have never encountered the story and watch the show will be plenty surprised.


THIS!!
The story is perfect.

"Not enough gun"
 
2014-05-04 07:45:53 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-04 08:11:20 AM  

FeedTheCollapse:


I'm not a Franco hater, but that would be awful.
 
2014-05-04 09:01:08 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: FirstNationalBastard: They don't need to go reinventing the wheel.

The story was fine as is. And honestly, you don't need to change things to "surprise" the couple hundred thousand who may have already read the book when the millions who have never encountered the story and watch the show will be plenty surprised.

THIS!!
The story is perfect.

"Not enough gun"


As a comic the it's perfect. Trying to adapt for the big screen will fail. It's so over the top it's to crazy for the big screen. HBO or Showtime would be a better fit.

/ AMC gives us a Y The Last Man series
 
2014-05-04 09:07:41 AM  
I think Seth and Franco should play Bob Glover and Freddy Allen, Sexual Investigators. That could be pretty funny.
 
2014-05-04 09:17:40 AM  

kibbled: I think Seth and Franco should play Bob Glover and Freddy Allen, Sexual Investigators. That could be pretty funny.


Who's going to play Jesus' inbred descendant? If he even shows up?
 
2014-05-04 09:18:59 AM  
I'm sick of this fat stoner. Go away already.
 
2014-05-04 09:23:43 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: kibbled: I think Seth and Franco should play Bob Glover and Freddy Allen, Sexual Investigators. That could be pretty funny.

Who's going to play Jesus' inbred descendant? If he even shows up?


Any of the Duggar kids want to act?
 
2014-05-04 09:36:18 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: kibbled: I think Seth and Franco should play Bob Glover and Freddy Allen, Sexual Investigators. That could be pretty funny.

Who's going to play Jesus' inbred descendant? If he even shows up?

Any of the Duggar kids want to act?


Damn! That's funny
 
2014-05-04 10:04:56 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: kibbled: I think Seth and Franco should play Bob Glover and Freddy Allen, Sexual Investigators. That could be pretty funny.

Who's going to play Jesus' inbred descendant? If he even shows up?


I'm thinking Michael Sera and Kristen Schaal should play the descendants. Have Kevin Durand play Jody.
 
2014-05-04 10:23:52 AM  
The "surprise" would be if they streamlined the story and cut back on the gratuitous stuff that was funny-in-a-childish-way but did nothing to drive the plot forward. "Preacher" was simply far too unfocused, with too many conflicts floating in the air. It works for a comic series, but not for a film.
 
mhd
2014-05-04 10:27:38 AM  
So the TV version will be subtle and nuanced?
 
2014-05-04 11:13:56 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: As a comic the it's perfect. Trying to adapt for the big screen will fail. It's so over the top it's to crazy for the big screen. HBO or Showtime would be a better fit.

/ AMC gives us a Y The Last Man series


You know it's not a movie but a tv series, right? And that it's AMC doing it, right?
 
2014-05-04 11:33:29 AM  

Bslim: I'm sick of this fat stoner. Go away already.


The funny thing is that even when he's trimmed down, his voice remains fat. The other funny thing is that NdT's voice is somewhat like Seth Rogen's.

Except it's less fat.
 
2014-05-04 11:47:32 AM  
Seth Rogan is the auto-tune equivilant of comedy.

It sounds like humor, is supposed to be humor, but deep down you know it's not
 
2014-05-04 12:29:17 PM  
How many comics can you trash before people have an intervention?
 
2014-05-04 12:35:20 PM  
I'm guessing it will consists of mainly weed and fart jokes?

/1 trick pony
 
2014-05-04 01:03:16 PM  

t3knomanser: The "surprise" would be if they streamlined the story and cut back on the gratuitous stuff that was funny-in-a-childish-way but did nothing to drive the plot forward. "Preacher" was simply far too unfocused, with too many conflicts floating in the air. It works for a comic series, but not for a film.


So much this. I read it in TPB format, and there are entire books whose only purpose seems to be to stall dealing with the real plot. I also wouldn't object to an ending that made a bit more sense than the "guess what happened to Genesis" of  the book.

But to be honest, I'm not too bothered whether this ever gets made or not. It was a decent enough comic book in it's day, but it always seemed more concerned with adolescent gratuitous violence and getting arseface laid rather than exploring the really interesting implications of Genesis and of its own theology.

There's a lot of other comic books I'd sooner see on the screen, starting with American Flagg.
 
2014-05-04 01:33:27 PM  

czetie: t3knomanser: The "surprise" would be if they streamlined the story and cut back on the gratuitous stuff that was funny-in-a-childish-way but did nothing to drive the plot forward. "Preacher" was simply far too unfocused, with too many conflicts floating in the air. It works for a comic series, but not for a film.

So much this. I read it in TPB format, and there are entire books whose only purpose seems to be to stall dealing with the real plot. I also wouldn't object to an ending that made a bit more sense than the "guess what happened to Genesis" of  the book.

But to be honest, I'm not too bothered whether this ever gets made or not. It was a decent enough comic book in it's day, but it always seemed more concerned with adolescent gratuitous violence and getting arseface laid rather than exploring the really interesting implications of Genesis and of its own theology.

There's a lot of other comic books I'd sooner see on the screen, starting with American Flagg.


I love the series and own it in TPB, but I agree with you: a lot of it stalls away from the mystery as they shift to focusing on the love story between Tulip and Jesse. Tonally, the first TPB is very different from the second.

I also found it odd that just about every villain turns out to be gay, though there were obviously a couple of exceptions. Did anyone else notice this consistent pattern?

Still, it was entertaining, and it has held up reasonably well. I only wish Ennis had recaptured some of that magic since, but The Boys was turribleturribleturrible, and only parts of The Punisher recaptured any of his writing glory.
 
2014-05-04 01:37:19 PM  
www.advocate.com

Is this an early story board?
 
2014-05-04 02:58:44 PM  
I sincerely hope he is killed by being at ground zero of a nuclear explosion before he gets to fark this up.
If not I imagine a rush on fark SETH ROGEN lighters.
 
2014-05-04 06:35:27 PM  
I can't wait for the adaptation of Preacher where he's a stoner slacker living in his parent's basement.
 
2014-05-04 06:47:47 PM  
Since everyone in the story is a truly terrible person, I guess it would be hard to do a true to the book adaptation without offending someone.

/only ever read the first trade paper...
 
2014-05-04 07:49:21 PM  

Fonaibung: I also found it odd that just about every villain turns out to be gay, though there were obviously a couple of exceptions. Did anyone else notice this consistent pattern?


I didn't notice it at the time, but now you mention it... Of course, there's also the chicken-farker, not gay but certainly not heteronormative. There's definitely an undercurrent there, isn't there?

Am I alone in not liking his take on Punisher? It seemed like he rehashed a lot of scenes from Preacher (including the Old Lady In Wheelchair Gets Blown Out The Window By Exploding Oxygen Tank). It's probably my least favorite version of the character.
 
2014-05-04 07:55:56 PM  

czetie: Fonaibung: I also found it odd that just about every villain turns out to be gay, though there were obviously a couple of exceptions. Did anyone else notice this consistent pattern?

I didn't notice it at the time, but now you mention it... Of course, there's also the chicken-farker, not gay but certainly not heteronormative. There's definitely an undercurrent there, isn't there?

Am I alone in not liking his take on Punisher? It seemed like he rehashed a lot of scenes from Preacher (including the Old Lady In Wheelchair Gets Blown Out The Window By Exploding Oxygen Tank). It's probably my least favorite version of the character.


I never read Punisher before Ennis, and found it unreadable after fe left.

/Frankencastle? Really?
 
2014-05-05 12:23:07 AM  

alaric3: I sincerely hope he is killed by being at ground zero of a nuclear explosion before he gets to fark this up.
If not I imagine a rush on fark SETH ROGEN lighters.


You clearly have deep, unresolved psychological issues, coupled with a crippling lack of self-esteem. You can get help. You don't have to do this alone.
 
2014-05-05 05:54:33 AM  

czetie: t3knomanser: The "surprise" would be if they streamlined the story and cut back on the gratuitous stuff that was funny-in-a-childish-way but did nothing to drive the plot forward. "Preacher" was simply far too unfocused, with too many conflicts floating in the air. It works for a comic series, but not for a film.

So much this. I read it in TPB format, and there are entire books whose only purpose seems to be to stall dealing with the real plot. I also wouldn't object to an ending that made a bit more sense than the "guess what happened to Genesis" of  the book.

But to be honest, I'm not too bothered whether this ever gets made or not. It was a decent enough comic book in it's day, but it always seemed more concerned with adolescent gratuitous violence and getting arseface laid rather than exploring the really interesting implications of Genesis and of its own theology.

There's a lot of other comic books I'd sooner see on the screen, starting with American Flagg.


James Franco as Raul. Live action.
 
2014-05-05 10:16:11 AM  

Now I Is!: Since everyone in the story is a truly terrible person, I guess it would be hard to do a true to the book adaptation without offending someone.

/only ever read the first trade paper...


Lemme guess, you vote Republican.
 
2014-05-05 12:00:54 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Now I Is!: Since everyone in the story is a truly terrible person, I guess it would be hard to do a true to the book adaptation without offending someone.

/only ever read the first trade paper...

Lemme guess, you vote Republican.


Not even close! Hippie Commie. And I fully understand that whole point is that are no redeemable characters. But there is no way Hollywood would want a comic book movie with a potential nc-17 let alone stick behind it if it got that. And if you don't think that would happen just know that the MPAA DOES vote Republican.
 
2014-05-05 06:23:42 PM  

t3knomanser: The "surprise" would be if they streamlined the story and cut back on the gratuitous stuff that was funny-in-a-childish-way but did nothing to drive the plot forward. "Preacher" was simply far too unfocused, with too many conflicts floating in the air. It works for a comic series, but not for a film.


You reverse Inceptioned me. I didn't know I thought that until I read it.
 
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