DJ Caruso, the director of upcoming movie I Am Number Four, has officially been chosen to direct the movie adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic book series, Preacher. Caruso was earlier rumored to be the director of a movie adaptation for another comic book series, Y: The Last Man, but nothing moved forward with that project. Hopefully that will not be the case for the wildly popular Preacher series.
Garth Ennis’ Preacher is a fairly deep comic book series that followed the titular preacher, Jesse Custer, who is on a mission to track down God. Jesse Custer also happens to be bonded with a creature called Genesis, the offspring of an angel and a demon, which makes him possibly the most powerful being in existence. During his travels, Custer meets good guys, bad guys, mediocre guys, and has to do a lot of killing to get where he is going. The series has been both praised and criticized for its handling of religious beliefs, but it cannot be denied that it is one hell of an entertaining and thought provoking story.
DJ Caruso seems like a good choice to handle the directing duties for Preacher. He is a self proclaimed lover of Westerns, and there is definitely a Wild West feel around the whole Preacher story. He also knows how to handle suspense and action, making Disturbia a good suspense movie despite starring Shia LaBeouf. What will be interesting to see is whether Preacher ends up being a movie series, or if the studio tries to cram the whole series into one movie. Chances are Caruso will do whatever he can to include as much of the story as possible, as he is a director who respects the source material. That is probably the one thing about DJ Caruso that should make fanboys of the Preacher series the happiest.