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D.J. Caruso Closes Deal to Direct Preacher

The Vertigo comic book finally comes to the screen?

D.J. Caruso, the man who gave us Disturbia and I Am Number Four, confirmed via his Twitter account:

“My deal just closed on Preacher. Going back to the dark side and pretty f**king pumped!”

Caruso was rumored last week to be circling the long-mooted adaptation of the Vertigo-published comic book. He’ll be directing for Neil Moritz.

The comic book, which first smacked unsuspecting readers in the face in ’95, concerned a preacher who was possessed with the powers of Genesis, the spawn of an angel and a demon. The series saw him set out on a journey – with his girlfriend and a hard-drinking vampire – to find God. Tons of other crazy shit – and I mean crazy – happens.

Is Caruso right for the job? He wouldn’t be my top pick. Sam Mendes was in line to direct from a script by John August, but that whole collaboration dissolved with Mendes moved on.

Source: D.J. Caruso