Mike De Luca Dishes on Priest, Mentions August as Possible Release Date

Scott Chalres Stewart takes on PriestIt could be me, but it seems like we’ve been talking about Priest for a very long time. It recently wrapped production and now its producer, Mike De Luca, is talking about when we might expect to see it.

Collider continues its massive Mike De Luca intervew with some words about the upcoming horror/action hybrid:

“Again, it was kind of this great genre blend of a vampire movie, but also Road Warrior and also The Searchers. It was kind of like a pseudo-western in a good sense of the word…Paul Bettany is a wonderful, wonderful actor and brought real credibility to the role in what I hope is the first of many, but I’m very impressed with Scott Stewart as a director and also the partnership with Screen Gems and with Josh Donen, who also works with Sam Raimi and David Fincher here at Columbia…Everybody was excited about making the same kind of movie and I think it brings yet another variation of the vampire mythology to the screen in an original way. These vampires are not brooding or romantic. They’re another species. They’re feral. They’re much more predatory and they’re more a return to like a monster movie as opposed to anything gothic or romantic.”

Of when to expect the first trailer, De Luca said roughly around the end of Q1, as Priest is being outfitted with a tentative release in August.

Personally, I love Paul Bettany and this premise rocks. Maybe it’ll help fill the void in my heart left by the lack of Jack Crow movies after John Carpenter’s Vampires failed to obliterate the box office.


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