Sam Mendes has spoken about his proposed adaptation of Preacher, seemingly trying to curb the hyperbole that came with his announcement to helm. He told Empire: "This is a typical Variety announcement. 'Mendes to direct Preacher’ - I wish! Basically they should have written, ‘Mendes in development with Preacher’. What I’m doing is, I’ve gotta find a script. I’ve just got to get it written." He did wax lyrical on the project and how he'd do it, though: "It's brilliant, it's an incredible twisted vision. There's so much of it you couldn't possibly fit it all into one movie. It's just about what you keep and what you leave out, and how you structure the story. But just to have that toy set again, being able to paint on a big canvas and to say 'I am gonna do crazy crane shots and massive action sequences again because I want to,' it's exciting." Your damn right it is, Sam. The series has an immensely loyal cult following, having spanned 66 instalments. While Mendes seems cautious, a writer's attachment should move things along nicely.