Dating a preacher
He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O'Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.
During the course of their journeys, the three encounter enemies and obstacles both sacred and profane, including The Saint of Killers, an invincible, quick-drawing, perfect-aiming, come-lately Angel of Death answering only to "He who sits on the throne"; a disfigured suicide attempt survivor turned rock-star named Arseface; a serial-killer called the 'Reaver-Cleaver'; The Grail, a secret organization controlling the governments of the world and protecting the bloodline of Jesus; Herr Starr, ostensible Allfather of the Grail, a megalomaniac with a penchant for prostitutes, who wishes to use Custer for his own ends; several fallen angels; and Jesse's own redneck 'family' — particularly his nasty Cajun grandmother, her mighty bodyguard Jody, and the 'animal-loving' T. Preacher #27–40, Preacher Special: Saint of Killers #1-4, Preacher Special: The Story of You-Know-Who, Preacher Special: The Good Old Boys, Preacher Special: Cassidy – Blood and Whiskey, and Preacher Special: One Man's War Garth Ennis, feeling Preacher would translate perfectly as a film, sold the film rights to Electric Entertainment.
By May 2000, Smith and Mosier were still attached to produce with Talalay directing, but Smith did not know the status of Preacher, feeling it would languish in development hell.
James Marsden was cast in the lead role as Jesse Custer sometime in 2002.
Rachel Talalay was hired to direct, with Ennis writing the script. By May 1998, Ennis completed three drafts of the script, based largely on the Gone to Texas story arc.
The filmmakers found it difficult financing Preacher because investors found the idea religiously controversial.
When asked about it he says it's "from this book I read once... You know, like a comic book." The phrase originated as a 1963 satirical poster produced by The Realist magazine's Paul Krassner.
"I gave [HBO] the comics, and I said, 'Every issue is an hour'.Also, in volume 4 "Safeword", Yorick says "pardners", which is used several times in Preacher, in lieu of "partners".Preacher is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen for AMC starring Dominic Cooper.Weinstein was confused by the characterization of Jesse Custer.Miramax also did not want to share the box office gross with Electric Entertainment, ultimately dropping the pitch.
"I love the book so much and I was telling Garth that he has to make the stories we are coming up with as comics because I want to see them." Columbia Pictures then purchased the film rights in October 2008 with Sam Mendes planned to direct. Moritz and Jason Netter would have produced the film.