PreacherAs Elisabeth Rappe reported in April, the film adaptation of the hilarious, sexy, and violent-as-hell graphic novel Preacher has a script by John August but no director. Perhaps it's appropriate that this fabulously blasphemous tale has been in limbo for so long -- it's a movie, it's an HBO series, it's a movie, it's dead in the water! -- but that is no relief for fans hungry to see Jesse Custer, Tulip O'Hare, Cassidy, and a host of unforgettable characters on the big screen.

Over the weekend, Edward Douglas at ComingSoon / SuperHeroHype talked to director Joe Carnahan about his remake of The A-Team, which opens June 11. During the interview, Carnahan made it clear that the unholiest hottie this side of the Pecos River is on his mind. "I'm kind of desperate to do another comic book adaptation... And the other thing I'm really keen on or interested in is Preacher because I'm a big Garth Ennis fan and I love that series and that's out there, and that might be something... I really love that... I haven't seen a script and I don't know what it is, but yeah, we'll see. Who knows?"

Who knows, indeed? Maybe Carnahan is more involved that he's letting on, or this could be a case of him simply chatting about what tickles his fancy, such as Vincenzo Natali's comments about wanting to adapt Alan Moore's Swamp Thing. Natali made an off-hand comment about that as a pie-in-the-sky wish that's turned into a frustrating situation for him, I'm sure, since he's now being asked about it at every turn. He has also acknowledged that it's probably unlikely -- or at least would be quite difficult -- due to legal issues.

So, what say you? Is Carnahan going to throw his name in the big old cowboy hat to director Preacher? If so, is he the right director to handle the project? Can he go from Faceman to Arseface?
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