Garth Ennis

Preacher Season 2 trailerIt is no secret that die-hard fans of Vertigo’s blasphemous/hilarious comicbook, Preacher, were a little less than pleased with the tone and direction of the AMC TV adaption. Writer Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon book was well known for being a weird mix of the irreverent and the bizarre. The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced TV show? Not so much.

That is, until now.

The season 2 trailer just dropped and as you can see for yourself, the series appears to be embracing its comicbook roots a little more earnestly: (more…)

Although the first season ended to a mixed reaction, striking a chord somewhere between madcap oddity and underwhelming wheel spinning, it did at least leave us where Preacher Is meant to be. Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy are on the road, God is missing and the Saint of Killers is hot on their trail, leaving a bloody mess of corpses in his wake. For fans of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comics that means that the scene is now set, and it’s time for Preacher to start doing what it does best; delivering high-octane insanity, irreverent religious satire, vampires, guns, bizarre sexual fetishes and everything in-between. From the teaser that just dropped, it looks like that’s the plan. (more…)

It was inevitable. With the one-two punch of Deadpool and Logan proving that R-rated superhero movies can be very profitable for a willing studio, one willing studio is now banking that they can extend the trend. To comic book readers, the names Garth Ennis and Amanda Conner are very familiar, and Paramount Pictures is banking on a recent graphic novel they did to make all sorts of money from fans looking for hardcore violence, profanity and sex with a satirical tale of a prostitute with super-powers. The project is called The Pro, but can it work?  (more…)

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Well, it’s finally here. Preacher has been in the works, for good or for evil, for a while now and tonight we had the opportunity, courtesy of AMC, to see the first episode. I was, like many others, pretty damned skeptical about this one. I loved the Preacher books back when I read them (many years ago) and I didn’t want to see them turn Garth Ennis’s work into a piece of shit only fit to flushed down the toiler and forgotten about. After sitting through the hour-long ‘Pilot‘, however, I feel I may be soon changing my tune. Preacher turned out to be highly entertaining, despite all the obvious changes to the storyline. Scroll on for a short recap and review.

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Obviously, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg must be feeling pretty good about how well they’ve adapted the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon Vertigo comic book series Preacher, because they are about to tackle another major Ennis title. Preacher premieres on AMC next month, and the early buzz has been very, very positive, so why not next tackle the book that Ennis himself once said he hoped to “out-Preacher Preacher” with. Yes, for their next trick, Rogen and Goldberg are planning on adapting The Boys, an Ennis book released under Wildstorm and Dynamite, for a channel that will loosen even further the cuffs on violence, language and sexuality: Cinemax. (more…)

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After being rejected by HBO for being ‘too edgy’ even by their standards, getting turned down for movie adaptation (starring James Marsden) then a movie again (directed by D.J. Caruso) before it was finally picked up by AMC, Preacher, much like its comic-book source material, has a long and winding tale to tell. The development team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been picking and prodding at the original work in an effort to turn it into TV material and we’re finally going to get our chance to see it, now that we’ve finally got a definitive release date… 

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Unless you’re lucky enough to slip into the SXSW showing of Seth Rogen‘s television adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher on Monday, then you’ll have to wait like the rest of us until the series premieres on AMC later this year. Until then we can expect at least one more trailer and more pictures like the ones you’ll find after the jump. (more…)

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After years of hype, more hype and the occasional production hiccup, Garth Ennis’ magnum opus Preacher finally gets a premiere screening date for SXSW 2016. For those unfamiliar with the work, Preacher was a limited series comic book published by Vertigo and it featured the raunchy misadventures of Jesse Custer (superpowered ex-Preacher extraordinaire), Tulip (jilted ex with a handcanon) and Cassidy (fiction’s best-worst vampire). The series used its gratuitous amounts of violence, sexual innuendo and pitch-black humor to answer such questions as: ‘what is the responsibility of God to man and vice versa’ and ‘does absolute power corrupt absolutely, if you aren’t an utter bastard’?

So comic book fans, rejoice! Garth Ennis mega-fans…curb your enthusiasm. Because apparently, the TV adaptation is not going to be the kind of show you were looking for…

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg already have one Garth Ennis comic book adaptation, Preacher, coming to television on AMC, but word around the Internet is that the pair are also working with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke on getting Ennis’ The Boys on the small screen. Could The Boys, with all its crazy, gloriously gory, over the top, depraved sexual humor actually make it on the small screen? If there was a movie, that actually followed the comic, it would have to be rated NC-17.

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