Paul Bettany’s Priest Now Delayed Until 2011

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Well this sucks. As I mentioned in my review of “Legion”, I totally dug Paul Bettany as an action hero. His second shot at big-time action hero glory is the upcoming “Priest”, which Bettany stars for director Scott Stewart, who also directed him in “Legion”. According to Comingsoon, I’m going to have to wait a little longer for “Priest”, because Screen Gems has delayed the film from its previously-announced date of August 20 to January 14, 2011. So what’s the cause of the delay? 3D. The film is now going to be released in 3D, which means the movie has to go through a conversion process once it’s finished.

“Priest” will find Bettany playing a warrior priest in a post-apocalyptic Earth who hast to hunt down a gang of vampires led by Karl Urban that have kidnapped his niece.

Paul Bettany vs. the 3D fad. Paul didn't fare so well.

Author: Nix

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

    UGH! More 3-D. It’s like the 70’s/80’s again. Sigh. Ah well.

  • Dedpool

    UGH! More 3-D. It’s like the 70’s/80’s again. Sigh. Ah well.

  • j.james

    RIGHT!! Can we please stop this whole 3-D garbage already…I do not care if its in 3-D…why does that appeal to so many people? Very weary of this film though. Its from the same dude that did Legion, and that was a complete dumpster fire..yes bettany was the man in it, but i don’t want to sit through another 2 hour headache with the only relief being Bettanys badassness..

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

      Ah but this at least has source material. It’s based on a Manga and it’s pretty sweet. Plus bigger budget and less enclosed spaces.

  • j.james

    RIGHT!! Can we please stop this whole 3-D garbage already…I do not care if its in 3-D…why does that appeal to so many people? Very weary of this film though. Its from the same dude that did Legion, and that was a complete dumpster fire..yes bettany was the man in it, but i don’t want to sit through another 2 hour headache with the only relief being Bettanys badassness..

    • Dedpool

      Ah but this at least has source material. It’s based on a Manga and it’s pretty sweet. Plus bigger budget and less enclosed spaces.

  • j.james

    True, and the Manga was very ill!!! I may be weary, But i am still very interested in viewing this film. Im hoping for the best.

  • j.james

    True, and the Manga was very ill!!! I may be weary, But i am still very interested in viewing this film. Im hoping for the best.

  • nefasine

    this is stupid, sure based on a manga but it dosnt even follow the story, the only thing simmular is the fact that he has a cross on his head and he is a preist. who the hell allows people to write this. if they are going to create a movie based on something, please at least have a good story. post-apochalypse, vampires and 3-D, yes totally original.