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Trailer: Priest

Priest is based on the graphic novel series of the same by Min-Woo Hyung. I’ve actually read the first couple of issues and I have to say I don’t remember it being in a post-apocalyptic world, but they say the first thing to go is memory. I’d say it’s hair. Anyway, the synopsis from IMDB:

A post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

Two things jump out at me: Vampire War and Maggie Q. Plus the vampires aren’t your modern emo pale-boys from Twilight so that’s a plus. After watching the trailer, which has a very Mutant Chronicles feel to it, I’m not sure whether I’m interested or not.

[H/T Quiet Earth]

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2 Comments on Trailer: Priest

  1. Yes, definitely has the Martian Chronicles feel and I liked the thought of Maggie Q, also. Are we even sure it’s the same Priest from the comics? Hollywood has a way of taking a comic book, chewing it up and the wad that it spits out doesn’t bear much resemblance. On it’s on merits I might watch it once it hits DVD but I don’t know about wasting cash at the theater on it. By the by, does Paul Bettany ever play anything but religious parts?

  2. Well, neat special effects but I didnt get it.” Its kinda like bram stoker’s dracula meets day breakers meets judge dread… I dunno about this one. Guess we will see when it comes out!”

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