Reel Images | Priest

4 08 2009

With vampires as hot August in Hollywood right now it would figure that the blood-sucking assembly would continue. Here is your first image of Paul Bettany in the 2010 action-adventure, “Priest.”

The film is an adaptation of the TokyoPop comic book. The story is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire and follows a warrior priest (Bettany) who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. Cam Gigandet co-stars.

This new story is a far cry from the original tale told in the comics, which featured 16 volumes and told the story of humanity’s battle against 12 fallen angels, led by an archangel called Temozarela. Despite having fought by God’s side in the battle against Lucifer, Temozarela and his allies realize that God had lost interest in them, turning His attention to humanity. They then decide to rebel against God in light of God’s favoritism towards the human race, descending upon Earth to ‘play God’ among the humans who build a temple and statues for them. For their rebellion and acts against humanity, God destroyed their temple and their statues were cast underground, with their souls being trapped within the statues. The story begins when preacher Ivan Isaacs (the hero) make a terrible mistake: unleashes Temozarela from a prison of hundreds of years. Ivan is then cast onto a cross after witnessing his only love Gena die in his arms. To end this eternal suffering, Ivan denounces God and sells half of his soul to a demon called Belial. By doing this, he gains a second chance of life and reborn as an immortal in the service of Belial, devoting himself for vengeance against Temozarela and his followers.

Either way, Bettany looks absolutely FREAKY in that poster.

“Priest” opens August 13, 2010




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