By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
Sony Screen Gems continues to make positive steps forward to get the graphic novel Priest adapted to the bigscreen. The studio first picked up Amityville director Andrew Douglas and then found their star in Gerard Butler. With Priest entering production this month, it only helps to know that Sony is working with a great script.
Priest Script Review
The good people over at LatinoReview have gotten their hands on the script for Priest and claim that Sony definitely has something in store for us with this adaptation.
So what is the verdict? The script is hot! Screen Gems definitely has a winner on their hands!
So what is the setup in Priest?
This is what is known: There has always been man and there have always been vampires. Since the beginning, the two have been locked forever in combat. The vampires were quicker, stronger and had the gift of flight. But man had the sun. And so it went like this over many years. As man and vampire both evolved, the wars became bloodier.
Then came THE PRIESTS.
Specially trained warriors in the art of vampire combat. They single-handedly turned the tide for the humans. Over time the vampire threat faded. The once fierce race now fatally diminished. A shadow of what they once were. The remaining vampires were put into camps and by the decree of the High Clergy, the Priests disbanded. The former warriors to be integrated as members of regular society. The human race thrived in relative quiet. The vampire menace quickly forgotten for other more modern threats and the few remaining Priests faded into quiet obscurity.
LatinoReview concludes by giving the script a score of B+, which is very good.
One has to be stoked to see Gerard Butler come off of Phantom to land two big-budget lead roles with 300 and now Priest. What can we say? The guy looks good while kicking ass.