Paul Bettany is a Vampire Fighting Priest

You know, I like Paul Bettany. He’s got great taste in woman (nice work landing Jennifer Connelly, bro), and he’s a darn good actor. He was basically the best thing about “Inkheart”, and the guy always seems to be poised on the precipice of major stardom, only to fall back into supporting roles. He’s got two potential major leading man flicks coming out, the horror “Legion” and another horror, “Priest”, this one set in a world that is parts Old West and parts post-apocalyptic.

THR describes “Priest” like this:

An adaptation of a TokyoPop comic book, “Priest” is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire and follows a warrior priest (Bettany) who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.

Since this sounds like a pretty cool idea for a movie, I’m going to skip my “Hollywood is remaking every single comic book in existence” soapbox and just say I’m looking forward to this one. The script is written by Cory Goodman (“The Brood”), and Scott Stewart, who just finished directing Bettany in “Legion”, will also helm this one for Stars Road Entertainment and Screen Gems.

Now if only someone would send me something on “Legion”, cause I’m dying to see this thing…

Wanna read the “Priest” comic for free? Go here.