With adaptation of books to film, particularly comics, there is always an inherent slew of questions raised. That’s why TokyoPop, in anticipation of the major motion picture this August, is releasing a 4 part mini-series of comics for its title “Priest”. Beyond the break you can read all the details as well as the synopsis for the upcoming film! “A veil of evil threatens to engulf humanity, and one man stands in the way of the apocalypse: our hero, a fallen priest who sold his soul for the power to battle evil and fight for humanity’s redemption.”
Tokyopop hopes to use “Purgatory” as a bridge between the original manga and the film which stars Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Maggie Q. As a big fan of the original manga I would highly recommend picking the first of the four part series up when it hits stores on March 31st.
The film is an adaptation of a TokyoPop manga series, the story is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire and follows a warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. “Priest” is slated for an August 20th release!