Not content with just one horror project on the horizon, director Scott Stewart is set to reunite with the star of his upcoming supernatural thriller Legion, Paul Bettany, as a means to breathe life into the live-action adaptation of Tokyo Pop’s comic Priest.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the Screen Gems film is being prepped for a release date of August 13th, 2010.
“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. Cory Goodman (The Brood) wrote the screenplay.”
“I knew the moment I saw Stewart’s first cut of ‘Legion’ [opening in January] that Bettany was Priest and so I mentioned it to him immediately,” said Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper. At the time of this writing Bettany is still in negotiations to star.
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