Preacher finally finds a director in DJ Caruso

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I Am Number Four and Disturbia director DJ Caruso has confirmed that he’s just closed a deal to direct a movie adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic series Preacher .

The adap has long been stranded in development hell, with various talents approaching and then backing begrudgingly away from the epic, Gods-demons-and-angels-stuffed storyline.

Now Caruso has confirmed his deal by Tweeting: “My deal just closed on Preacher . Going back to the dark side and pretty fucking pumped!”

Small wonder that he’s excited. A Preacher movie is a tantalising prospect, its foul-mouthed hero Jesse Custer a young preacher who has the power to speak in God’s voice.

Then there’s his ball-busting ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vampire Cassidy (as well as the brilliantly-named Arseface), who all embark on a blood-soaked road trip as Jesse attempts to track down God and make him pay for abandoning the world.

Previously Sam Mendes was attached to direct from a script by John August. With Mendes now helming the 23rd Bond movie, it’s not known if Caruso will still use August’s script.