Not Too Bad: New Photos of Paul Bettany in the 'Priest' Movie
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?
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).
Reader Feedback - 24 Comments
That last one just makes me laugh!
Cmurder on Jul 16, 2010
awesome, Bettany just looks badass in these pics.
Xerxex on Jul 16, 2010
Is that a giant dumbell in the 1st pic? Sounds gud, but looks like it lacks something.... mayb a darker theme???
Fearl3ss on Jul 16, 2010
what a rip-off from the manga as it is so far from it it's not even funny.
Ryu on Jul 16, 2010
Spider94 on Jul 16, 2010
Looks as dumb as Legion
Presley on Jul 16, 2010
I'll see it.
McWilly on Jul 16, 2010
I'm looking forward to the combo of Western + supernatural. I'm surprised there aren't more movies and books with these.
Undead Hollywood on Jul 16, 2010
Looks silly but i want to see it anyway..jaja =)
Sakyo on Jul 16, 2010
bettany needs to fire his agent....Legion and then this???
monal on Jul 16, 2010
give me HELLSING
DaftPUNKFAN on Jul 16, 2010
i smell a Uwe Boll virus in this movie......
Jericho on Jul 16, 2010
Legion Part 2
BaleHail on Jul 16, 2010
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?
awerffs on Jul 16, 2010
It looks pretty good and it kinda reminds me of Trigun which I love so I'm definitely gonna give it a shot.
Rooney on Jul 16, 2010
#8...so you didn't see Jonah Hex I'm guessing?
LINKFX on Jul 16, 2010
Legion was inherently flawed, but I still enjoyed it for what it was- a mindless action movie. Gonna be looking forward to this one.
Craig on Jul 16, 2010
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 ???
andrew on Jul 16, 2010
Looking mighty fine, Paul Bettany. ;]
f on Jul 17, 2010
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.
Mr.Cookie on Jul 17, 2010
They're the wheels and axle from a freight train, looks like. Whatever this turns out to be, they got the costume down.
Jim on Jul 17, 2010
It's not a manga (japanese) but a manhwa (korean)
bigbob on Jul 17, 2010
whatever i'm gonna watch this.
fumbledore on Jul 17, 2010
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.
hater on Jul 17, 2010
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