Paul Bettany Tackles Vamps In “Priest”

Paul Bettany is in negotiations to star in the horror western comic book adaptation “Priest” for Screen Gems says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire, the story follows a warrior priest (Bettany) who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.

Cory Goodman (“The Brood”) wrote the screenplay and Scott Stewart (“Legion”) will direct. Michael De Luca, Mitchell Peck and Josh Donen are producing.