Paul Bettany is back! In Scott Stewart’s Priest, The TokyoPop comic turned movie, puts Bettany back in his new niche role he has embraced; A Badass Warrior of God.
First we had him in an Oscar worthy performance as the Arch Angel Michael in the less than heavenly film Legion, now he plays a “warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece”. Hmm? There are SOME similarities to this story arch.!!! I’m LOLing right now.
The Trailer shows Bettany in a world shredded by centuries of war between men and vampires. You thought the Angels he fought in Legion were Weird??? Wait until you get a load of these fuckers!!!!!??? They don’t wear Victorian garb and they sure as fuck aren’t little whiny, pubescent Abercrombie Vampires who are chaste and bedazzled. No. These Vampires look like demons wrought from the engorged belly of hell!! Which they split into two, and burst asunder, looking for anything worth a violent and toothy devouring.
Needless to say. This movie NOW looks like something to mark down onto the calender. Priest rends theaters on May 13th ,2011.