Somewhere along the development road of Priest, long after they completely ditched the source material of the comic book (which is set in the old West), they decided to just say fuck it, and include every single genre in a glorious hodge podge of crap. So they ended up with a post-apocalyptic horror science fiction western. Romance? There is a damsel in distress. Comedy? Hah! Getting a laugh out of the audience would require actual skill which hasn’t been apparent in the materials released so far.
Here’s the latest trailer…
You’ve got to admire their honesty, in releasing a trailer that is composed almost entirely of a single scene. A trailer is supposed to give you the film in a nutshell which (hopefully) should be enough to make you want to see more. The filmmakers have declared with this trailer that their film is one long pointless CGI fight scene. Oh hey, it’s directed by Scott Stewart and stars Paul Bettany! Because Legion was such a spectacular success.
The most baffling thing is the decision to make the vampires look more like xenomorphs than vampires of any kind. Because clearly the only element keeping the post-apocalyptic horror science fiction western from perfection was having aliens missing from the mix.
And if it makes you feel better, this film probably cost more money than the entire four season run of “Farscape.”