Christopher Plummer & Others Join the Growing Cast of Priest
Although I'm not excited for former visual effects artist Scott Stewart's directorial debut, Legion, I am actually looking forward to his follow-up, Priest. Somehow Stewart lined-up two features back-to-back, both starring Paul Bettany, both using lots of visual effects. The former is an original story, however, the latter is based on a Japanese manga. We've been hearing casting announcements for a while, but one big name has popped up today that I just can't pass up. According to Stewart's own Twitter, the legendary Christopher Plummer is joining the cast along with Brad Dourif and hottie Madchen Amick.
In addition to those three, and Paul Bettany who plays the lead, the cast for Priest includes Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Stephen Moyer, and Karl Urban as the villain. We don't know what roles Plummer or Dourif will be playing, but Variety does tell us who Amick will be playing. The "Californication" and "Gossip Girl" star will play Shannon, the mother of the kidnapped niece. Simple, eh? Priest is an adaptation of a TokyoPop manga. "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."
This might be a nerdy Otaku complaint but you confuse Japanese Manga with Korean Manhwa. Priest is the latter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priest_(manhwa) - NOT Manga. Cheers, m.f
michael on Sep 18, 2009
legion looks like kick-ass fun, so i'll be looking for a priest trailer.
beavis on Sep 18, 2009
I'm going in this with an open mind. The fact that the movie strays FAR beyond the original story of the manga is upsetting and I still don't know why call it PRIEST at all. His first film Legion is almost similar to the storyline of Priest though from what I hear.
teyhtr on Sep 18, 2009
I was hoping for Steven Strait to take the role.Anyway will see how this turn out.
Fisherr on Sep 20, 2009
Could be cool. Sounds like The Lost Boys meets Constantine. Think Karl Urban could play a good vampire. Wonder what kind of vampires they are going to portray. Since the movie uses religion as a base line, I wonder if they are going to use the whole holy water and crosses gig with ugly vampires or go for the more popular sleek and sexy vampires......dressed in combat rigs.
Andrew on Nov 23, 2009
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