First official image from ‘Priest’ strikes the net

I’m intrigued by this film.  It’s directed by Scott Stewart (Legion) and while I was thoroughly disappointed in his last film, I think he was heading on the right track; he just didn’t make it there.  My hope is that he’s learned from that experience and will come back to wow us all.

Priest is another vampire film, but don’t stop reading just yet.  Priest is based off of a TokyoPop comic in which the world has been ravaged by centuries of war between mankind and vampires.  And these aren’t your teen-angst ridden or sexually driven vampires of recent mythos.  The vampires of this world are feral creatures, highly dangerous and forced to live in reservations. 

Obviously it’s not coming out in 2010

The story follows Bettany’s character who’s a priest that turns against the church in order to track down a band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.  It sounds like an interesting story, and better than the vampire tales we’ve recently been treated to (slightly more original at least). 

Like I said, I’m intrigued by this film and eager to see more of it.  The first released picture isn’t exactly impressive, but based on what I’ve heard so far, I’m willing to still give it a chance.  The film is set to release May 13, 2011.