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).