Proposed Preacher series moving forward??

From Wikipedia:
“Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a down-and-out preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named ‘Genesis’ in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God himself. In other words, Jesse Custer, bonded to Genesis, may have become the most powerful being in the whole of living existence.

Custer, driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, goes on a journey across the United States attempting to (literally) find God, who abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. He also begins to discover the truth about his new powers, which allow him to command the obedience of those who hear his words. He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.”

Pretty much anyone that has ever read Garth Ennis’ amazing graphic novels has been hooked.

There has been talk of a potential movie or series for HBO.

But nothing has really come of it thus far.

But according to CHUD, things may be heating up.

The film site is reporting that Robert Rodreguiz has been approached to direct. Apparently the idea is to sign a very big name to direct the initial episode, then mix in other folk.

As big as Mr. Rodriguez is, the other names are just as big: Brian De Palma and David Cronenberg. Cronenberg is the one that excites me most. He has already done an amazing job of transferring a graphic novel (A History of Violence) to the big screen, and his latest film is getting rave reviews.

The series is being headed up by Mark Steven Johnson. Johnson wrote and directed Ghost Rider and Daredevil.

I hope this time they are serious about moving ahead. After hearing these names, my desire to see Cassidy and crew is stronger than ever before.