Remember back when Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's classic comic book series 'Preacher' was going to be an HBO series overseen by 'Ghost Rider' director Mark Steven Johnson? Remember how that fell apart and Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes stepped up and took the reins with every intention of taking the story to the big screen? Well, that was before he was offered the next James Bond film. Now, there's a new name attached: D.J. Caruso, the man behind 'Disturbia,' 'Eagle Eye' and the recent 'I Am Number Four.'

Although not a new rumor, the director beat all of the trades to the official announcement himself, letting the world know via his Twitter feed (and Collider confirms it):

"My deal just closed on Preacher. Going back to the dark side and pretty f*cking pumped!"

Dark side, indeed. Although it was one of the most acclaimed comic books of the 1990s, 'Preacher' is not tame stuff, somehow finding the time and energy to offend anyone who is capable of being offended. To put it mildly, it's definitely a niche title. If you're new to the series, here's what you need to know.
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