Ennis' Preacher coming to HBO

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  1. Metal Soldier

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    yes.
     
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    Cool. Oh, wait, I don't have HBO.
     
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    And this is a good reason to get it.

    I've said for years this is the way to go. The story is too long, involved, and leisurely paced for a film, and the material inappropriate for network tv.

    It should also be an easy property to adapt in that:
    1) Very few effects are needed in the majority of the stories.
    2) Costumes are mostly limited to contemporary clothing.
    3) Story arcs are fairly short, spanning 4-8 issues, and should translate well into season or half-season arcs. I'd say each of the collected Preacher books can be an 8 episode season. Too short for networks, but just right for cable.

    Now, I do have some concearns with the creative team involved, and Lord knows what will happen when the public at large gets a taste of arseface, The Grail, and the generally petty depiction of the Lord Almighty, but if any one will have the balls to stick with story, I think it'd be HBO.
     
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    saint of killers is so gonna rock.
     
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    YES!!!

    I said this was the way they should go years ago, when those awful Ben Affleck rumours were going around.

    Hell, HBO is turning out television that is better than most films being released. Nail down great casting for the leads (and Starr) and you've got a classic in the making.
     
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    First off, I'm a lazy person from another country who cannot be bothered with google, but what is the deal with "cable" and HBO? Does "cable" tv have less strict 'ratings' as such? I've watched some shows from different cable stations in the states (such as "Weeds," "Bullshit!" and "Deadwood") and they all seem to have a lot more nudity / swearing / violence than "normal" tv does.
     
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    cable is basically satellite TV u have to pay for.

    HBO's been producing some good series of late.

    i dont know whats up with the US's FCC.
     
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    Will this be Live action or ANimated?
     
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    wow... awesome!
     
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    There's 3 main levels to TV service in the US. The first is broadcast TV, where everything is broadcast by atennaes over the airwaves and is free of charge. There are restrictions to what can be shown based on decency laws and such. No nudity, no hard swearing, etc. Cable has a lot less restrictions but comes with a monthly fee. It doesn't get broadcast over the air, but is instead piped into homes by cables. HBO, Cinemax, etc are premium channels that are an additional fee and they can show whatever they feel like showing.
     
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    doh. thats why theyre called cables.

    i always eaquated(?) them with satellite TV.
     
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    Some regular TV can show brief nudity and swear too (NYPD Blue, for example).
     
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    I swear whenever I see Dennis Franze's ass too....
     
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    I wanna see Cassidy got blown up over and over again.
     
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    nnOOoOOOoOOOOoOOO you spoiled eeeeeeeettttttttttt
     
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    :lol 
     
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    you betcha !!
     
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    Funny, I thought all the lazy people were here in America
     
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    You have teh intarnets and that's all you need. Now back to my Six Feet Under downloads...
     

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