Karl Urban has been cast as Black Hat, the god of vampires, in Screen Gems’ Priest movie. Adapted by Cory Goodman from a TokyoPop comic, “Priest” is set in a world ravaged by war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany stars as a warrior priest and vampire fighter who teams with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. Shooting for the comic book adaptation begins next week, with Scott Stewart directing. via THR
San Diego, CA (July 24, 2009) â€“ Following on the thrilling Comic-Con exclusive footage of the upcoming Screen Gems film Legion, IDW Publishing announces the movie prequel, co-written by the filmâ€™s director Scott Stewart and Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinnerâ€™s Reward). Legion: Prophets, IDW’s four-issue weekly miniseries, leads directly into the movie, setting the scene for an all-out war between Heaven and Earth. â€œThe premise of the film is great, and a little scary,â€ said IDW Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall. â€œWho hasn’t looked around at what’s going on in the world and thought that the Apocalypse really might be coming soon?