How do you convert a brutal, filthy, nasty, sacrilegious, wildly offensive, and brilliant nine volume atheistic religious adventure into a marketable film?
Easy, you hire the PG-13 maestro D.J. Caruso, director of such middle-of-the-road opuses as Disturbia
, Eagle Eye
, and I Am Number Four
Uh oh, looks like someone already predicted the casting.
While it's painfully obvious such material is much better suited for a gritty cable TV series, Hollywood producers are forging ahead with screenwriter John August (Charlie's Angeles, The Corpse Bride, Titan A.E
.) on a major theatrical release.
Can't wait for the Happy Meal toy.
What are your thoughts? Do you think a movie can only water down the source material or do you think Preacher needs a broader audience?