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Priest

  Tags: Alan Dale, based on comic, Brad Dourif, Buckaroo Entertainment, Cam Gigandet, Christopher Plummer, Lily Collins, Mädchen Amick, Michael De Luca Productions, Paul Bettany, priest, Sam Raimi, Scott Charles Stewart, Screen Gems, Stephen Moyer, TOKYOPOP, VAMPIRES

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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.

CATEGORY
Vampires

RELEASE DATE
May 13, 2011
August 16, 2011 (DVD)
CURRENT STATUS
Now On DVD
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Buckaroo Entertainment
Michael De Luca Productions
Screen Gems
Stars Road Entertainment
TOKYOPOP
MPAA RATING
PG-13 "intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language."
OFFICIAL SITES
Facebook
Official Site
DIRECTED BY
Scott Charles Stewart
WRITTEN BY
Cory Goodman
STARRING
Paul Bettany
Cam Gigandet
Maggie Q
Karl Urban
Stephen Moyer
Lily Collins
Mädchen Amick
Christopher Plummer
Brad Dourif
Alan Dale

PROJECT DETAILS
  • It's said that the film's recent release date push is due to the filmmakers converting it into 3D.
  • Once had an August 20th 2010, January 14th and a March 4th 2011 theatrical release date.
  • The vampires in the film won't burn in the sunlight, but are albino and live in caves.
  • The vampires reportedly entirely CG when they are moving because they move so quickly. 
  • There are a bunch of different "flavors" of vampires – hive drones, guardians, queen.
  • It's said that the vampires in this film are very feral and violent and have their own language.
  • Originally set for an August 13th, then an October 1st 2010 theatrical release.
  • Christopher Plummer plays "Monsignor Orelas, the leader of our Orwellian Church State."
  • Though known as a vampire in HBO's hit series True Blood, actor Stephen Moyer will play the mortal brother of the protagonist in this film.
  • Actress Lily Collins plays the Niece.
  • Karl Urban plays "Black Hat, the evil leader of the bloodsuckers who was once a priest and hunter but now fancies himself a god of vampires."
  • Maggie Q plays "a priestess -- a vampire hunter as tough as the priests."
  • Andrew Douglas (The Amittyvile Horror '05) was originally set to direct with Gerard Butler and Steven Strait set to star, but plans fell through.
  • Cam Gigandet (Twilight, The Unborn) plays "a young wasteland sheriff who is also part vampire. He partners with Bettany to save the girl he loves, the niece."
  • Paul Bettany plays the Priest.
  • Originally had an August 17th '07 release date set.
  • This is described as a vampire western.
  • Mike De Luca, Sam Raimi and Josh Donenwill produce.
  • Based on a spec-script by Cory Goodman.
  • Based on the Tokyopop Manga that bares the same name.
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6/10 | Click here to read the official review from a UHM staff member.
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