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There are few comics I'd like to see make the leap to live-action more than "Preacher," Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Western epic that spans multiple continents and planes of existence while insulting every single living thing in its way. Jesse Custer and friends deserve their chance on the screen, gawd demmit — but if it ever happens, it won't be because of "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes.

Mendes, the man behind the 50th anniversary Bond movie hitting theaters this weekend, was once attached to adapt the wonderfully vulgar Vertigo comic book series for Columbia Pictures. Now, Mendes tells Collider why he was never able to crack that particular nut.

"I could not find a way of making Preacher—tonally it’s a very difficult thing to make work, and there’s a reason why it’s struggled so much," said the director. "It’s a brilliant graphic novel, I loved it, »

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