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[BD Review] Brad Says 'Dark Skies' Takes The "Slow Burn" To An Unfortunate Extreme

Dark Skies, the slow burn psychological horror film starring Keri Russell, Daniel Barrett and Josh Hamilton hits theaters today from Dimension Films. Brad (Mr. Disgusting) wasn’t a fan. At all. I’ve also seen the film and, while I dislike it a bit less than him, I have to agree with the points he makes in his review. Most of the issues stem from the script by Scott Charles Stewart (who also directed).

The film is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most boring features I’ve seen in years. Taking slow burn to an entirely new level, it traffics in some of the most cliche alien motifs out there, but also feels the need to eventually over-explain everything in one purging moment. After over an hour of obvious hints and weird occurrences (such as the birds scene from the trailer – as well as missing time, rashes behind ears, and unwatchable camera footage), the filmmakers decide to assault the viewer with an overly long explanation of occurrences.

Click here to read the review in its entirety and – as always – make sure to write your own!

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BDTV: Video Interviews with 'Priest 3D' Stars Cam Gigandet, Lily Collins and Paul Bettany

In our second batch of exclusive video interviews, Bloody Disgusting’s Chris Eggertsen sat down with Priest 3D stars Cam Gigandet, Lily Collins and Paul Bettany to talk about the live-action adaptation to the popular ToykoPop comic.

In theaters today from Sony Screen Gems, the post-converted 3-D 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.

Don’t forget to write your own reviews this weekend to tel all of BD what YOU thought.
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BDTV: Video Interviews with 'Priest 3D' Stars Maggie Q and Karl Urban

In our first batch of exclusive video interviews, Bloody Disgusting’s Chris Eggertsen sat down with Priest 3D stars Karl Urban and Maggie Q to talk about the live-action adaptation to the popular ToykoPop comic.

In theaters this Friday from Sony Screen Gems, the post-converted 3-D 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.

Watch for interviews with Cam Gigandet, Lily Collins and Paul Bettany later this evening.
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Hi-Res Image Gallery: Dusty New Look at Post-Apocalyptic 'Priest 3D'

Arriving in theaters May 13 is hopefully the last film in the “post-converted” 3-D era, Priest 3D, Scott Charles Stewart’s (Legion) live-action adaptation of the popular TokyoPop comic series.

We shared with you four clips late last week, now by clicking the still below you’ll find our full hi-res image gallery.

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.

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Free Screening of 'Priest' In Orlando

Scott Stewart’s adaptation of the popular manga Priest is coming to theatres next Friday and if you live in the Orlando area, B-D has got your chance to check it out early! We’ve been given 125 passes (good for 2 people each) to an advanced screening of the film at AMC Universal (6000 Universal Blvd.) at 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 12. To win, all you have to do is email your name to bloodydisgustingpodcast@gmail.com. Passes will be distributed via email on a first come, first served basis.
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Is There A Film Left To Watch After All These 'Priest' Clips?

With all the clips released for Priest over the last few weeks, I don’t expect anything to be left to my imagination by the time I see it. Still, I’m curious to see whether Screen Gems is putting this out during the summer because a) they think it’s good and have faith in it or b) it’s a glorious train wreck they think audiences might eat up during Hollywood’s official “turn your brain off” season.

The new clip features Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet fighting off newborn vampires. There’s a severe lack of Karl Urban in the film’s marketing, which strikes me as odd considering he’s probably the most marketable name in the cast. Screen Gems, if we’re going to be inundated with more clips, can I please see the future Judge Dredd in action? Is that too much to ask?

Priest – hitting theatres on May 13 – is set in an alternate world 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.


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See Paul Bettany And His Killer Crucifixes In New 'Priest' Clip

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.


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Desert Showdown In New 'Priest' Clip

Gearing up for a May 13 release, Screen Gems released a new clip from their post-apocalyptic TokyoPop adapatation, Priest. In the snippet, Maggie Q’s warrior priestess character takes on a pack of desert hoodlums by throwing punches, blades and motorcycles.

Priest is set in an alternate world, ravaged by centuries of war between men 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.
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Second Full Trailer for 'Priest 3D' Rocks Cheesy CGI Vampires

Sony Screen Gems has released the second full trailer for Scott Charles Stewart’s Priest 3D, his TokyoPop adaptation arriving in theaters May 13, 2011.

The footage looks cool, but I’m pretty turned off by the I Am Legend-esque CGI vampires. Blarg.

‘Priest’, a post-apocalyptic action thriller, 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.
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'Priest': Bloody-Disgusting Set Visit Report

Just when you thought there was nowhere else Hollywood could take vampires, they pop up in the wild west – and an alternate universe to boot. Based on the Tokyo manga graphic novel series by Min-Woo Hyung, Priest takes place in a post-apocalyptic world decimated by years of warring between vampires and humans. A group of elite warriors of the church, known only as Priests, last defeated the vampires at an enormous cost, leaving the warrior Priests as outcasts living in hiding. The city that remains exists in darkness, shrouded from the sunlight by smokestack soot lining the sky as far as the eye can see. Meanwhile, the vampires are starting to resurface, happily feeding on the unsuspecting inhabitants of a city where it is always night.

Bloody-Disgusting tackled the dusty sets of Priest way back in late 2009 on day 31 of the 60-day shoot. Originally slated for release in late 2010, Priest will now make its way to theaters May 13th, 2011. Directed by Scott Charles Stewart (Legion), Priest stars Paul Bettany as Priest; Maggie Q as Priestess; Cam Gigandet as Sheriff Hicks; Lily Collins as Lucy; Karl Urban as Black Hat and Brad Douriff as The Salesman.
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'90s Future on Display in New 'Priest' Poster

Pinned as an international poster, I’ve actually seen the following Priest one sheet at bus stops across Los Angeles.

It displays Paul Bettany on a futuristic motorcycle that continues to carry that Matrix/Underworld ’90s feel.

Directed by Scott Charles Stewart for release on May 13 by Screen Gems, 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.

PS: It’s post-converted, so see it in 2-D.
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New Web Video Preview of Screen Gems Vamp Flick 'Priest 3D'

Sony Screen Gems is avoiding the major news outlets and pumping out new content for their forthcoming post-converted Priest 3D via various social networking avenues. This morning they added a special web video preview of of the film via their official Facebook. You can dig on all of the new footage below, click the title above for a rash of new stills and posters added over the past week.

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.

Priest arrives in theaters May 13.
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High Tech Future Displayed in New 'Priest' Imagery

In theaters May 13 from Sony Screen Gems is Legion director Scott Stewart’s Priest 3D (post converted), the live-action adaptation of the popular Tokyo Pop vampire comic.

Last week we brought you this Underworld-esque poster, while we just now scored a hi-res batch of new imagery, one of which gives us the first ever look at one of the “vampires”.

‘Priest,’ a post-apocalyptic action thriller, 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.

Click the image for more, see the international poster inside.

priest031511 High Tech Future Displayed in New Priest Imagery

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'Underworld'-ish One Sheet for New Screen Gems Vamp Flick 'Priest'

I bet you forgot all about this one… In theaters May 13 from Sony Screen Gems is legion director Scott Stewart’s Priest 3D (post converted), the live-action adaptation of the popular Tokyo Pop vampire comic. This evening the studio released the latest one sheet that looks a bit Underworld-ish.

‘Priest,’ a post-apocalyptic action thriller, 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.
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More Eye-Pleasing Imagery in Screen Gems' Full Trailer for Tokyo Pop Adaptation 'Priest'

Considering how f*cking terrible Scott Charles Stewart’s Legion was, it’s incredibly difficult to be excited for his vampire adaptation Priest. Yet, I find my eyes extremely attracted to the footage presented in both trailers. It kind of looks like Matrix meets Resident Evil meets Dark City. Am I being fooled? Probably. I guess we’ll know on May 13th when Sony Screen Gems releases the flick starring Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban and Lily Collins. An adaptation of a TokyoPop comic book, 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. The probably PG-13 thriller is being released in fake post-converted 3-D.
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'Ouija' Flick Summons More Directing Candidates

It’s no secret that Hasbro and Universal have been courting big names for their film projects. With a six-year deal in place, the two mammoth entertainment companies have such flicks in the work as Monopoly (Ridley Scott), Battleship (Peter Berg), and Stretch Armstrong (Rob Letterman), with (a new) Clue and Magic: The Gathering on the short-list of possibilities. Last week, word got out that Taken helmer Pierre Morel is being courted to direct a film based on the slumber party staple, Ouija, but now a few more names have been tossed into the hat. Sources claim that Sylvian White (The Losers) and Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion) are also in talks to direct the action-adventure film, penned by Tron Legacy writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Expect a decision to be made soon, as each director is being offered multiple projects right now.
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TokyoPop Plans 'Priest' Tie-In

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! READ MORE