It was recently announced that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg would be the men to finally bring about a long-awaited Preacher adaptation, with the duo set to turn the cult comic-book into a television series.
And while many attempts have been made to bring the property to the big screen, Goldberg is adamant that television is the best medium through which to do the comic-book justice.
“We’re beyond excited,” says Goldberg. “We’ve tried to make it for 10 years. The big difference is everyone else tried to make it a movie and it shouldn’t be a movie. It should be an AMC show, that’s the proper way for it to get done.”
“It’s too big; you can’t do that in a movie. It’s just too big. You’ve gotta learn the characters. It’s all about a love triangle and you need to grow with them and see the woman swayed one way or the other, and in a movie you just can’t accomplish all that.”
And as for the content of the show, Goldberg is keen to keep it as true to the comics as possible.
“We’re gonna stay as true to the comic as we can. We need to change some stuff but we’re not gonna change much, I hope. We’re just gonna do a little more of the preamble instead of doing flashbacks and restructure how we dole out the information a little.”
“But we’re gonna [do the] same characters, same story, same ending. We’re gonna try to stick to Preacher as best we can.” Amen to that.