Director Sam Mendes is working with screenwriter John August to turn his dream of making a movie version of graphic novel PREACHER into a reality.
The American Beauty filmmaker has been desperate to turn the cult comic book into a film for months, but has struggled to find a script to go with the project, about rebellious preacher Jesse Custer who embarks on a quest to find God and hold him accountable for crimes against humanity.
But now Mendes is one step closer to fulfilling his aim - although August is warning fans not to get over-excited.
On his blog, he says, "To answer your first four questions: There's no release date, no cast, no locations, no nothing. I'm writing a script which could become a movie if everything lines up correctly. So here's hoping. It's a terrific project that I'm excited to be writing."