Karl Urban Promises Post-Apocalyptic Action Galore, No Sparkly Vampires in Priest

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Karl Urban would like you to know that there are no sparkling vampires in his new movie “Priest”, based on the comic book from Tokyo! Pop. In a recent interview, Urban promises that Scott Stewart’s “Priest”, set in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors have fought a war between vampires and humans for generations, will feature some “dark moments” and hard-core action. Or as the actor, who plays the vampire villain Black Hat in the movie puts it, “one-third of the movie is action-based stuff.” So, no dreamy vampires sitting next to you in biology class, then?

Sounds great, right? Yes, but then Karl goes and makes an absurd statement:

“He shot this scene on the old Warner Brothers lot where they shot Blade Runner, and he really out-Ridleyed Ridley. It looked amazing. Crowd scenes, people speaking different languages: It was literally just jumping off of the screen. Literally, the [assistant director] said, ‘Look, if you can speak a foreign language, please, we want to hear it.’ It was amazing.”

Extras speaking in their own language is fine, Karl Urban, but no one “out-Ridleys” Ridley Scott.

In any case, I’m still looking forward to Stewart’s “Priest”, but I really have to see his “Legion” first to get a feel for his directing skills. From everything I’ve seen, though, it certainly looks like “Priest” is going to be pretty hard core. Take a look at the pic below of Bettany walking to and from the set. Man’s doing work.

Jennifer loves a man of action. I bet I'm gonna get some tonight. Booyah!

Jennifer loves a man of action. I bet I'm gonna get some tonight. Booyah!

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Bettany is underated and I’m glad he’s getting two lead action roles and what should be two bad-ass action flicks. Starngely they have the same director. LOL. Karl Urban is another who is underated and after seeing him in “Star Trek” the man really has talent.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Bettany is underated and I’m glad he’s getting two lead action roles and what should be two bad-ass action flicks. Starngely they have the same director. LOL. Karl Urban is another who is underated and after seeing him in “Star Trek” the man really has talent.

  • Dedpool

    Bettany is underated and I’m glad he’s getting two lead action roles and what should be two bad-ass action flicks. Starngely they have the same director. LOL. Karl Urban is another who is underated and after seeing him in “Star Trek” the man really has talent.

  • http://hollywood-spy.blogspot.com/ Dezmond

    I couldn’t agree more, that both Karl and Paul are seriously underrated. Whenever I see Karl in any of his movies (even the bad ones) I can’t help but think what an injustice it is for such a charismatic actor not to be a megastar in Tinseltown.

  • http://hollywood-spy.blogspot.com/ Dezmond

    I couldn’t agree more, that both Karl and Paul are seriously underrated. Whenever I see Karl in any of his movies (even the bad ones) I can’t help but think what an injustice it is for such a charismatic actor not to be a megastar in Tinseltown.

  • http://hollywood-spy.blogspot.com/ Dezmond

    I couldn’t agree more, that both Karl and Paul are seriously underrated. Whenever I see Karl in any of his movies (even the bad ones) I can’t help but think what an injustice it is for such a charismatic actor not to be a megastar in Tinseltown.