Director Scott Stewart and his apocalypse-savior-in-crime Paul Bettany returns for a second go-around in “Priest”, with Bettany starring as a warrior priest in a post-apocalyptic landscape trying to save his niece, who has been kidnapped by a bunch of blood-sucking vampires. No “Twilight” type vampires here, kids. He’s joined by a warrior priestess played by Maggie Q. and the niece’s boyfriend in his “The Searchers”-ish quest. Note: The trailer below (via YouTube) is decent, but not great. We’ll be swapping it with a better one when the studio starts sending them out, which I imagine will be later today.
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, Josh Wingate, and directed by Scott Stewart.
Say your Hail Marys May 13, 2011
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