Rumblings of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next project have been rolling around for a few months, but now it's official: They will be adapting Garth Ennis' and Steve Dillon's Preacher graphic novel series for AMC and from the looks of it, it's a lot more fantasy and a lot less weed-y than most of Rogen and Goldberg's past projects have been.
Rogen and Goldberg first started writing together on the short-lived Da Ali G Show, but they burst onto the scene as a writing team with 2007's hit film Superbad. Since then they've written Pineapple Express, an episode of The Simpsons, The Green Hornet, The Watch, and 2013's This Is the End. They've also got The Interview, in which Rogen and Franco play a producer and talk show host, respectively, who land an interview with Kim Jong-Un only to have the CIA "request" that they assassinate him. The film is set for 2014 and also stars Lizzy Caplan. Right now, the duo's Sausage Party, which stars Franco, Jonah Hill, Rogen, and Kristen Wiig, is in production. It's described by Variety as "a raunchy animated movie about one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence."
In other words, they're really productive dudes, especially considering that Rogen's a giant movie star alongside that writing career, and sometimes takes time out of both of those things to make homoerotic music video parodies with James Franco.
Here's the premise for Preacher , which they will be adapting for AMC:
Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of "the word," an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, the Preacher loses faith in both man and God as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America.
I haven't read Preacher, so I don't know how overtly comedic all of the above is spun, but I can say that whether it's as raucous as This Is The End or like something we've never seen before from either of them, my curiosity has been piqued.
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