My point in all of this blathering is that I'm hoping HBO will continue its trend of entertaining me with Preacher, which is finishing up its pilot right now. It's a comic book, which is a strike against it considering the seemingly endless stream of poorly-adapted comic filth that's been running through theaters for the past few years (I'd list them, but you know the ones I mean). Yet movies like Batman Begins, Sin City, and Hellboy have proven that it can be done right.
And, come on. Look at this description:
How can that not be good? I mean, he's hunting God. Do I have to spell out for you just how cool that is? Do you need me to draw you a map to Awesome? Because I could do it, and let me tell you: the path from here to Awesome leads right through God-hunting Preacher Land.Preacher centers on a Texas holy man named Jesse Custer, who is possessed by a supernatural entity that is half angel and half demon. Given immense powers, Jesse sets out on a journey to find God—who has fled from heaven—and hold him accountable for his actions. (SciFi Wire).
Ah, but there's a catch. Of course. The guy doing it is the guy who just finished Ghost Rider. Now, I admit there's not much I can say about that movie, having not seen it, but it looks like it's a guy with his head on fire, riding a motorcycle around for a couple of hours, and all the reviews I've read have pretty much confirmed that.
And so, we're back where we started on this little blogventure: HBO. They've done me proud in the past. Let's just hope they've made the right choice here.