Comic Book Movies: Villains, Preacher & Agnes Quill

Sam Mendes (Jarhead) will direct the adaptation of Preacher, which has been gestating in what seems like forever.

Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, “Preacher,” which ran from 1995-2000, told the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon.

Given immense powers, the preacher teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and set out on a journey across America to find God — who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven — and hold him accountable for his negligence.

James Marsden (Sex Drive) was once attached as the lead. Source.

Relative newcomer Thor Freudenthal will helm an adaptation of Agnes Quill: An Anthology Of Mystery, the story of a teenage detective, the haunted city she lives in, the strange cases she solves, and the ghosts who help, hinder, or just plain annoy her, according to book’s official plot synopsis. Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning) is writing the script. Source.


Finally, Universal Pictures has hired newcomers Matt Jennison & Brent Strickland to adapt the comic book Villains. The story tells of a young guy who discovers that his old neighbor was once a notrious supervillain and decides to blackmail him into giving him crime lessons. Source.

New Trailer and Poster: Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road marks the long-awaited reunion of Titanic stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio (also Kathy Bates), but is more often compared to an American Beauty 2 rather than a Titanic 2, which is logical since American Beauty director Sam Mendes, also Kate Winslet’s husband, directed the film.

Based on a novel by Richard Yates (The Bridge At Remagen), adapted by Justin Haythe (The Clearing), the film is set in Connectitut in the fifties and tells of a marriage’s breakdown. I must say I’m quite impressed, but then this is a Sam Mendes film so what do you expect? Revolutionary Road will premiere in the US on December 26th.