The buzz surrounding Paul Bettany’s Vampire epic ‘Priest’ is getting pretty hot. THE movie comes out next month, but the flurry of interviews and extra footage has already begun (let’s hope this isn’t just a repeat of Sucker Punch). Now, the studio has teamed up with Genndy Tartovski, the man behind great cartoon series like Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls and most recently, Symbionic Titan to give us an animated back story for the movie.
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 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 is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.