When I first heard about Priest, I was fairly excited by the prospect of Paul Bettany playing an ass-kicking priest who had fallen out of favor with the church. Then I watched Bettany in Legion and immediately forgot all about wanting to see Priest. Legion was simply….awful.
But now Screen Gems has released a new trailer for the film, via Crackle, and I’m once again intrigued.
Admittedly the CGI vampires leave something to be desired, but Bettany looks to be in fine form, and of course there’s always Maggie Q to feast my eyes upon should I get bored with the vampire killing.
Speaking of vampire killing – what do you like more in movies? Zombies or vampires? I think I’m more of a zombie kind of guy…
But I digress…. check out the synopsis for Priest and then hit the jump to watch the full trailer. Enjoy!
Synopsis: Priest is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany is Priest, a legendary warrior priest during the last Vampire War, who now lives in obscurity among the other human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities controlled by the Church. But when his 18-year-old niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires in the desolate wastelands outside, Priest breaks his sacred vows and ventures out to find her and seek vengeance upon those responsible, especially their brutal leader (Karl Urban). Priest is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, Hicks (Cam Gigandet), a local outpost sheriff, and Priestess (Maggie Q), a member of his former legion of vampire-killers who has otherworldly fighting skills.
The film arrives in theaters May 13, 2011.