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Check out six very badass looking character posters for Scott Stewart’s upcoming “Priest”. Most people didn’t find Stewart’s directorial debut, the angels-with-machineguns movie “Legion” to be all that great, but I thought it gave what it promised and nothing more. I expect more of the same from “Priest”, and with Paul Bettany, a great actor taking a bite out of the action genre fronting the whole thing, it should be a good time at the theaters.
Let’s face it, “Priest” is one of those movies where if you pay to see it, you have absolutely no excuse to bitch about the quality of it later on. You know what you’re getting — it’s a post-apocalyptic movie about vampires, for God’s sake.
A post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires – Priest revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.
Bettany fronts the flick, which co-stars Cam Gigandet, Lily Collins, Madchen Amick, Christopher Plummer, Stephen Moyer, Maggie Q., and Karl Urban as the villainous “Black Hat”. It’s based on the comic book series of the same name by Min-Woo Hyung, and marks Stewart’s second film and second collaboration with Bettany.
Sucking theaters dry May 13, 2011.
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