Seth Rogen to Adapt Preacher for AMC | Fanboys Anonymous

Seth Rogen to Adapt Preacher for AMC

Posted by Ryan Little Friday, February 7, 2014
Comic book adaptations have managed to make consistent headlines as the genre grows. Thanks to the glory of the internet, fanboys everywhere get to walk through the bizarre mind of the Hollywood executive, as the details of all stages of casting show the various directions these films could be taken in. It seems almost a monthly occurrence now that some strange casting or plot choice comes storming out of left field like a Bat-Affleck out of hell to raise a superstorm of hullabaloo. The most recent of these odd announcements is the reveal from AMC that Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg will be the ones adapting Garth Ennis's and Steve Dillon's classic Vertigo series Preacher.
Seth Rogen set to adapt Garth Ennis' Vertigo comic Preacher for AMC.
AMC announced the Preacher pilot order last November, making this the first real news attached to the project. Still, Rogen coming on board leaves the shape of Preacher ambiguous, and the question of how they can adapt Preacher for a mass audience remains a mystery. Rogen and Goldberg do make sense from one angle of the story. Preacher is many things—a crass and crude comedy chief among them—making Rogen seem like a fitting choice. A comedy-centric route may make some of the heavier content more palatable for mass-audience America, though it may not be enough to cover gore, explicit sexual situations, heavy religious symbolism, and a character called Arsehead.

AMC has certainly managed to mine golden properties over the last few years and establish itself as a top-notch channel, which should earn it quite a bit of benefit of the doubt. What do you think of Rogen attached to Preacher? Would you like to see him take a role in the film? Let us know in the comments below!
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