Stalked: Priest and John Carter of Mars casting
Both Priest and John Carter of Mars have picked up two sets of actors with some strong names in each.
Priest, as you'll remember, already stars Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Karl Urban and Cam Gigandet.
John Carter of Mars boasts Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe.
Priest is set in a post apocalyptic world where a priest has become a warrior and hunter of vampires, alongside him a priestess and a sheriff join him to chase after a group of vampires who have taken the sheriff's niece. The film is adapted from the comic books by Cory Goodman.
News from Variety today tells us that Stephen Moyer, from True Blood, and Lily Collins, of the new 90210, have signed for Priest. Moyer will play the brother of the protagonist while Collins plays the kidnapped niece.
Meanwhile in John Carter of Mars, news from The Hollywood Reporter is that Samantha Morton, Dominic West and Polly Walker have all joined the cast of the adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs stories about a Civil War veteran transported to Mars and caught in the politics and wars of the creatures living there. Andrew Stanton is set to direct the film.
The announcement sees Morton playing the daughter of Willem Dafoe's character Tars Tarkas, the leader of the warmongering race on the planet, and West playing Sab Than, the prince of the Zodangans who believes he is the one who should be ruling Mars. Walker will play Sarkoja, a Thark, a merciless and tyrannical race.
Both sets of casting are interesting, but it's the casting for John Carter of Mars that has me most intrigued, that's a nice list of names there already.