The manhwa (read: Korean comic book) Priest makes its way to the big screen this May, and hopes to not get lost in the thunder of Thor‘s arrival just a week earlier. Paul Bettany reunites with his Legion director Scott Charles Stewart for the film, which once again features him as a powerful warrior squaring off against evil, supernatural forces – this time, bloody-thirsty vampires rather than sinister angels.
Here’s an official synopsis for the post-apocalyptic, sci-fi tale:
The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (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 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.
While the second Priest trailer threw a whole lot of stylish action involving motorbike chases, deadly flying crosses, and grotesque vampiric monsters onto the screen, it was overall just kind of a mess. Given that Stewart and Bettany’s previous action/horror teamup, Legion, ended up being little more than a schlocky B-movie with high production values, there’s good reason to approach Priest with relatively low expectations.
Check out the new Priest poster below (CLICK FOR LARGER SIZE):