We’ve presented the trailer for Scott Stewart and Paul Bettany‘s Priest, their follow-up to Legion, once before. But that was a not-quite-official trailer release that was soon pulled. Now Sony has really released the clip, and you can check it out to see just how WTF this particular genre exercise really looks. Think of a midpoint between Underworld and Judge Dredd and you’ll probably have the right tone in mind. Read More »
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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.
Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
We haven’t really heard or seen much from Scott Stewart‘s Priest since the set visit video that aired during the Canadian version of Entertainment Tonight in March (watch it here). Over the weekend, the first production photo featuring Paul Bettany was released online (discovered by BloodyDisgusting). See the full image after the jump.
Check out this first look at Scott Stewart‘s Priest aired during the Canadian version of Entertainment Tonight on Friday. You can watch it now embedded after the jump.
The Sony-owned genre label Screen Gems has announced that they will be converting the upcoming graphic-novel adaptation Priest to digital 3D. The move follows Warner Bros, who decided last week to convert Clash of the Titans and the last two Harry Potter films to 3D following the success of Avatar. The film, directed by Legion helmer Scott Stewart,tells the story of a priest who “disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.”
Originally set to hit theaters on August 20th 2010, the release has now been pushed back to January 14th 2011 to allow time for the 3d conversion process and to take advantage of more 3D screens. Exhibitors hope to have more than 7,000 digital 3D capable screens online by the end of the year.
Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
OK, first thing: this is not a story about a film based on the Midway (RIP) game Psi-Ops. That could be pretty cool, and has in fact been rumored before, but this isn’t it. Instead, this is an original action thriller with a very similar name. (And one that, yeah, has similarities to the game.) Bold Films (the company behind Joe Dante’s The Hole 3D) has picked up the story by Legion and Priest director Scott Stewart, and the idea is that the film will be directed by Stuart Maschwitz, with whom Stewart co-founded effects house The Orphanage. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Today we’ve got a bounty of info on the upcoming Sony action/horror film Legion, starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid and Adrianne Palicki, written and directed by Scott Stewart, founder of acclaimed effects company The Orphanage. We’ve got two exclusive new stills, and I spoke to Stewart last night to get some backstory on the movie. Finally, the red band trailer that Sony showed off at Comic Con two weeks ago is online, and you can see it after the jump. Read More »
Director Scott Stewart describes his film Legion as “angels with machine guns.” Having seen the footage premiered today by Sony in Hall H, I’d say that’s a pretty damn good way to sum it up. We haven’t known much about the film, which stars Paul Bettany, Tyrese Gibson, Doug Jones, Kevin Durand, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton and Dennis Quaid. That’s a hell of a cast, and the early art we’ve seen is certainly suggestive. Seeing the footage, I’ve been thinking of some combination of the Christopher Walken Prophecy and a film like Project Terror. More on the footage and the film after the break. Read More »
Maximum PC has a bunch of spy shots from the still-being-set-up Comic-Con show floor, most of which isn’t too interesting (boxes being unpacked, displays being assembled). The one that caught my attention is this advertisement for the Screen Gems film Legion. The image of an angel holding a knife and a gun is very striking.