Not Too Bad: New Photos of Paul Bettany in the 'Priest' Movie

July 16, 2010
Source: SlashFilm


Another post-apocalyptic Paul Bettany action movie? Yes indeed. But this doesn't look too bad. SlashFilm recently debuted a great batch of new photos from Scott Stewart's Priest, based on the TokyoPop manga, starring Paul Bettany as the titular "warrior" Priest. ScreenGems is obviously going to do a big push for this at Comic-Con next week, and this is a primer for that. But I like the photos, they're kinda cool, they remind me of Road Warrior a bit, so I thought I'd post them. I'm not sure if this will turn out any good because it's from the guy who just made Legion, also with Bettany. I guess he could surprise us the second time around?

Scott Stewart's Priest Photos

Scott Stewart's Priest Photos

Scott Stewart's Priest Photos

Priest is an adaptation of the TokyoPop manga created by Hyung Min-woo. It fuses the western genre with supernatural horror, gun fu, and dark fantasy themes and is notable for its unusual, angular art style. Here's the short logline: "In a world wrecked by centuries of violent warfare between man and vampire, a warrior priest turns against the church in order to save his kidnapped niece from a homicidal gang of vampires." Something about vampires and… you lost me. Although, it may be good because this Priest guy actually kills vampires. ScreenGems is making a big bet and has scheduled this for release on May 13th, 2011 (in 3D).

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  • Cmurder
    That last one just makes me laugh!
  • Xerxex
    awesome, Bettany just looks badass in these pics.
  • Fearl3ss
    Is that a giant dumbell in the 1st pic? Sounds gud, but looks like it lacks something.... mayb a darker theme???
  • Ryu
    what a rip-off from the manga as it is so far from it it's not even funny.
  • Spider94
  • Presley
    Looks as dumb as Legion
  • McWilly
    I'll see it.
  • I'm looking forward to the combo of Western + supernatural. I'm surprised there aren't more movies and books with these.
  • Looks silly but i want to see it anyway..jaja =)
  • monal
    bettany needs to fire his agent....Legion and then this???
    give me HELLSING
  • Jericho
    i smell a Uwe Boll virus in this movie......
  • BaleHail
    Legion Part 2
  • awerffs
    I still don't understand... the movie has NOTHING to do with the comic so why try adapting it in the first place? The original has no stupid vampires, post-apocalyptic future bullshit... It's about righting demonic forces and zombies in the wild west. Why the heck are there vampires?
  • Rooney
    It looks pretty good and it kinda reminds me of Trigun which I love so I'm definitely gonna give it a shot.
  • LINKFX you didn't see Jonah Hex I'm guessing?
  • Craig
    Legion was inherently flawed, but I still enjoyed it for what it was- a mindless action movie. Gonna be looking forward to this one.
  • andrew
    what kind of a joke is this ? its not even close to what the original material is !! this is just another cheesy, poorly done flick, i'm a big fan of the original manga and it saddens me to see what hollywood has done to it. if my words mean anything to anyone of you, please i urge you not to watch this , first dragonball , then street fighter and Tekken, now this ? is hollywood running out of ideas ???
  • f
    Looking mighty fine, Paul Bettany. ;]
  • Mr.Cookie
    The first two pics looks like a cross between The Dark Knight and Terminator Salvation, and they`re pretty good. The third pic is kinda laughable with those faces on the two characters.
  • Jim
    They're the wheels and axle from a freight train, looks like. Whatever this turns out to be, they got the costume down.
  • bigbob
    It's not a manga (japanese) but a manhwa (korean)
  • fumbledore
    whatever i'm gonna watch this.
  • hater
    legion wasn't suppose to win a oscar dudes it was just a plain action movie which I enjoy, and these images remind me of that manga movie Vampire Hunter D, so I'll be there when it opens.




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