Duncan Jones has apparently been out of the loop for awhile, working on a tiny little indie project you’ve probably never heard of. So he didn’t know that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are adapting the comic book Preacher into a series for AMC. When he asked Ain’t It Cool News’ Eric Vespe a question about the project on Twitter, Rogen jumped in to offer him the director’s chair. Jones accepted the offer, and things spiraled from there. I really can’t wait for the episode set on the Millennium Falcon. Here’s how the exchange went down.
Jones had a little fun before giving an apparently earnest answer. (Everyone is always earnest on Twitter, right?)
And since we're on the subject of dream directors for the project, I wonder if Star Wars: Episodes VIII and IX director Rian Johnson is available...
At some point a fan brought Edgar Wright into the discussion, and like Candyman, he suddenly appeared with an idea of his own.
So there you have it, guys. Preacher will be a space opera in which Jesse Custer is an astronaut played by Bob Dylan played by Cate Blanchett, who will eventually run into Han Solo (or maybe some other dude...). Blanchett and Oscar Isaac will win both the Golden Globe and the Emmy for their roles, obviously. But seriously, it sounds like maybe the Duncan Jones thing could actually happen, which would be fantastic. Jones should get to direct basically anything he wants.
Thanks to /Film.