The first sign that the studio didn’t have faith in Paul Bettany’s “Priest”? It took them forever to show anything from the movie. The second clue? The film has been delayed at least three times, from a 2010 date to an early 2011 date and finally, to its current May 13th date. But hey, maybe it’ll surprise everyone and end up being good anyway. One can only hope. Here’s a 3-minute sizzle reel to convince you of that last part.
Priest is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany is Priest, a legendary warrior priest during the last Vampire War, who now lives in obscurity among the other human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities controlled by the Church. But when his 18-year-old niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires in the desolate wastelands outside, Priest breaks his sacred vows and ventures out to find her and seek vengeance upon those responsible, especially their brutal leader (Karl Urban). Priest is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, Hicks (Cam Gigandet), a local outpost sheriff, and Priestess (Maggie Q), a member of his former legion of vampire-killers who has otherworldly fighting skills.
Starring Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Lily Collins, Stephen Moyer, Mädchen Amick, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif, Casey Pieretti, and Josh Wingate.
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