I hate being wrong. Confirming our previous story on the matter, D.J. Caruso, Hitchcock rip-off artiste behind Disturbia, Eagle Eye, and the recent I Am Number Four(read Matt’s review here), has locked into a deal to direct an adaptation of Preacher, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion’s ultra-violent, ultra-subversive comic about a disgraced preacher tracking down an absent God. Great. Let’s put a potentially amazing property into the hands of a goddamned hack.
Caruso, in his Tweet, claims that this will be his “return to the dark side,” possibly meaning a return to his darker, Salton Sea-roots. Remember, though, that I earlier reported him describing his own script as “more accessible.” Which could mean pretty much anything from, “trying to condense the entire sixty-odd issue run into a couple movies,” to “let’s PG-13 this b***h.” Both involve a lot of angry weeping on my part.
Also, in case you’re interested, the header image is Arseface, a kid who deformed himself trying to emulate Kurt Cobain’s suicide, and some earlier test make-up, possibly from Mark Steven Johnson’s aborted HBO series. I’m going to go out on a limb and say he won’t look as good.
[Via D.J. Caruso’s Twitter]