An live-action adaptation of Preacher has been in the works for years, with Columbia Pictures hiring Sam Mendes to direct the movie in October 2008. Then in January 2009, screenwriter John August announced that he had been hired to write a screenplay adaptation. But the project went nowhere after Mendes dropped out of Preacher to direct the upcoming James Bond 23.
Now I Am Number Four director D.J. Caruso has used Twitter to announce he's been hired to direct the adaptation. Caruso going back to "the dark side" >>