The closer we get to Priest‘s release date, the more interested in it I become. I’m absolutely fascinated with Screen Gems putting a dark, genre-based action film out during the summer when they’ve traditionally released them in the early Fall and Winter months (maybe it’s not bad?), and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think some of the clips were at least “visually stimulating”. But the thing that piques my interest the most is that there’s an animated opening sequence done by Genndy Tartakovsky(!).
Screen Gems released a brand new clip today which, much like last week’s, shows us the frantic pace of the film’s action scenes. Paul Bettany killing vampire-like creatures with tiny crucifix daggers? Sure, why not.
Priest 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 an obsessive 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.