Aronofsky To Direct Preacher?
There were already rumours that he would be directing the next Superman movie (along with numerous others including Duncan Jones) as well as Wolverine 2 but now it seems that the director will be settling on Garth Ennis’ Preacher.
As good as a Aronofsky-directed Superman might be, we can’t help but feel that Preacher is a better fit for the director – after all, it’s dark to start with – telling the story of the Reverend Jesse Custer who possesses the power of the Word Of God and who teams up with a hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy to track down God, who’s gone missing.
It’s not finalised yet though – the news comes from an anonymous source so we have to raise eyebrows at least a little bit.
Preacher’s been languishing in development hell for quite some time, changing directors, producers and formats so often it’s like a three card monte. Garth Ennis started work on a screenplay over 12 years ago, then it was supposed to be a TV series, then Joe Carnahan (the man behind the camera for The A Team) got interested in it and now it seems it’s back in the movies with Aronofsky at the helm.
Can’t say we’re complaining – we’d rather have Aronofsky in command than Carnahan. It’s slated for a 2011 release which means that Aronofsky couldn’t possibly do Superman and Preacher. But which one would you rather have him do?