Sam Mendes has given an interview to MTV News over the past weekend, primarily concerning his new film, Away We Go. In the process however, he gave some updates on how the film adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s fantastic graphic novel series Preacher is coming along.
Mendes said John August, the screenwriter, is “doing pretty well” and is around halfway through the writing. “There’s a long way to go yet, but I’m very, very hopeful,” he says. “I think it could be amazing.”
The only other piece of information from Mendes was that the film will be self-contained, although he said he could see a franchise being born.
“You have to try and get one really good and then, if you’re lucky, you can make a second or a third. You can create something that going to run. But I think that there’s certainly more than enough for one good movie and plenty left over.”
The MTV piece also raises the question of casting for the film. At present, the best I’ve heard in the past was Billy Crudup for Jesse Custer. As for the rest of the character, I couldn’t tell you. But it’s certainly one for consideration.