Posted on Friday, July 16th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Screen Gems has provided us with five exclusive photos from Scott Stewart‘s action/horror/thriller Priest, which stars Paul Bettany as a priest who disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
Stewart comes from a special effects background, working on films such as Sin City, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, and Iron Man, among many others. He made his directorial debut with Legion, which I still haven’t seen but heard not-so-great things about.
I will say this, the images we’ve received (which you can see after the jump) look bad ass. I’m sure we’ll get to see the first trailer during Sony’s panel at Comic-Con (update: I’ve been told that a First Look of Priest in 3D will be part of the presentation), and it will likely be online soon after. Hit the jump to see the photos.
Official Plot Synopsis: Priest is 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.
Priest will hit theaters on May 13th 2011.