New Priest trailer online
A new trailer has been released online for the film Priest starring Paul Bettany as the warrior priest out to save the world set in a future where war of humans versus vampires has led the humans to live in walled, protected cities and the vampires roaming the desolate wasteland.
The film is directed by Scott Charles Stewart who you might remember from Legion (Filmstalker review), another film that had a lot of promise, a strong cast, and looked great, everything that Priest looks from the trailer, but yet Legion didn't quite deliver the way I had hoped, or that so much of the film had promised.
Priest has a strong supporting cast too with Cam Gigandet, Karl Urban, Christopher Plummer, Maggie Q, Lilly Collins, Stephen Moyer, Brad Dourif and Mädchen Amick. An interesting cast, and when you see the trailer you'll be starting to get a little excited, I certainly am.
Priest looks like a lot of fun, an action film set in a futuristic land and with a bit of western thrown in there too. It's Paul Bettany, Urban, Plummer, Q who are drawing me to this film though, that and some of the more interesting concepts of the future world, and I'm hoping this one delivers.
Priest, a post-apocalyptic sci fi 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.
Come on now, let the inner child out of you and you have to admit that's a little bit exciting? Let the trailer excite you a little bit more.
Good isn't it? Will the entire film live up to it though? One thing is clearly noticeable from the trailer (assuming you didn't know before and didn't notice the closing title) it's in 3D, plenty flying right at the screen, and that's where my excitement starts to wane.