Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet Fight Newborn Vampires in New 'Priest' Clip
Another fresh clip for "Priest" has hit the web. The newly-released video, obtained via IGN, focuses on Paul Bettany's title character and Cam Gigandet's Hicks who stand up and fight an army of newborn vampires.
Inspired by Korean comic books, "Priest" revolves around Priest who decides to leave his dystopian cities controlled by the Church to venture out to find his niece, when she is kidnapped by vampires. The film is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 13.
Back on April 20, director Scott Stewart and Bettany stopped by Sony's Lincoln Square theater to show some clips and do an interview with Fangoria magazine. At that time, Stewart opened up about his film, "It's kind of more like a war film, in a way, or a kind of after-the-war film, and it was also kind of a science-fiction Wester...It was a chance to be able to take a lot of familiar ingredients and make a new recipe out of it, which was exciting."
"I kind of see the movie [as] kind of a collaboration -- it's kind of a sequel, in a way, to the graphic novel, and I looked at his images and I tried to put as many of those [in the film]... as I could and pay homage to it also in the opening with Genndy's work," Stewart added. "So I kind of see the movie as a collaboration between Min-Woo, Cory Goodman, who wrote the screenplay, and myself, who did some work on the script and pushed the movie even more into science-fiction."
On the same occasion, Bettany admitted he enjoyed working with the director. He said, "I'm a big fan of Scott's. We made a movie before for very little money, and he was given the chance to make a movie with me and three times the budget, and I thought, 'Wow!' To be able to see, to be able to be a part of seeing Scott really realize his vision onscreen and have some really great paints and a much broader canvas was a really exciting idea for me."
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