Watch: Awesome Prequel to 'Priest' Animated by Genndy Tartakovsky
"There has always been man... and there have always been vampires." I first caught wind of this animated prequel when they showed at early cut of it at Comic-Con last year, but now that it's finished, I've got to feature it! Bleeding Cool posted the full animated prequel to Priest, adaptation of the TokyoPop manga, starring Paul Bettany as a vampire-hunting priest. If, like me, you don't know much about the series, the incredible animator Genndy Tartakovsky has created an awesome 3-minute prequel introducing us to the world. It originally premiered as a mobile phone promo. It's a bloody, violent and totally awesome opener.
Watch the animated prequel for Scott Stewart's Priest directed by Hyung Min-woo:
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." The story is a bit different than what's in the original manga. Genndy Tartakovsky is a Russian animator known for Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack. ScreenGems is bringing Priest to theaters in 3D on May 13th.