We’ve reported a little bit on Paul Bettany’s upcoming Priest, which the official sites describes thusly:
Based on the comic book by Min-Woo Hyung, Priest centers on a warrior priest (Bettany) who disobeys church law by teaming with a young sheriff (Cam Gigandet) who is part vampire and a priestess to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped the priest’s niece.
It’s set in a world that has been destroyed by a war between humans and vampires. Previously announced cast members included Maggie Q (mmm…) and Karl Urban (mmmm…). Now, Screen Gems has announced that Madchen Amick (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me) and acting elder statesman Christopher Plummer. Now that is what I call a weird cast. Madchen Amick? I mean, I guess it’s good to see her get away from guest stints on TV shows and cable movies, but… is that really the best they could do? Well, the movie certainly won’t be lacking for eyebrows, at least.
Plummer, of course, is brilliant even in the crappiest of movies, and this is the type of pulpy comic material that he can really tear up, so that’s good news. And it’s always nice to see Bettany getting work, though he appears to be cornering the market on religious characters defending the world from monsters/vampires/killer angels (see also: Legion).
Anyway, here’s the poster again: