Casting: Karl Urban and Maggie Q in Priest; Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson in Cormac McCarthy Adaptation
Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Before you rush out to Inglourious Basterds and/or Avatar footage, chew on a couple of quick casting bites for you at the end of this Friday.
First, Priest, the film by Scott Stewart starring Paul Bettany, has a villain, Karl Urban, and a new heroine, Maggie Q. The film follows Stewart and Bettany’s pairing on Legion (but is not related) and is scripted by Cory Goodman based on the TokyoPop comic. According to THR, Bettany is “a warrior priest and vampire fighter who teams with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.” Urban is Black Hat, the vampire leader and a himself a former priest. After seeing footage from Stewart’s Legion I’m curious about this effort. Nice to see Screen Gems doing some potentially fun genre stuff that pushes beyond another Resident Evil regurgitation.
After the break, Tommy Lee Jones does another Cormac McCarthy adaptation, this time with Samuel L. Jackson. No, it’s not Blood Meridian. Read More »