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"Priest" (movie) is the story of a battle-hardened rogue warrior who embarks on a perilous quest to save his niece from a murderous pack of vampires. In this visually stunning, post-apocalyptic action horror 3-D film from director Scott Stewart, only one man stands between humanity and its destruction at the hands of a marauding army.

After centuries of brutal warfare, humankind has defeated its most terrifying enemy, the vampire hordes. The few remaining vampires have been relegated to isolated reservations, while most humans have taken refuge in walled cities ruled by the Church. The priests, trained to be deadly combatants during the vampire wars, now do menial labor and live in virtual isolation, marked by distinctive tattoos and shunned by their neighbors.

When a report of a vampire attack and the abduction of an 18-year-old girl living in a remote outpost reaches Priest (Paul Bettany), a veteran of the wars, he asks the ruling monsignors for permission to go after the hostage, his niece. When they refuse, he breaks his sacred vows and defies their orders, setting out to find the girl before the vampires can enslave her. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend Hicks (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland lawman, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

But when they reach the desert town of Jericho, Priest, Hicks and Priestess discover a scene of utter devastation that bears the hallmarks of a vampire rampage — and a terrifying new threat.

Screen Gems' "Priest" stars Paul Bettany ("Legion," "The Da Vinci Code," "A Beautiful Mind"), Karl Urban ("Star Trek," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"), Cam Gigandet ("Twilight," "Burlesque"), Maggie Q ("Live Free or Die Hard," "Mission: Impossible III"), Lily Collins ("The Blind Side"), Stephen Moyer (HBO's "True Blood"), and legendary actor Christopher Plummer ("A Beautiful Mind," "The Sound of Music").

Based on TokyoPop's popular graphic novel series written by Min-Woo Hyung, the "Priest" movie is directed by Scott Stewart, co-founder of the acclaimed visual effects studio The Orphanage ("Iron Man," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Sin City"). The screenplay is by Cory Goodman. Producers are Michael De Luca ("21," "Ghost Rider," "The Social Network"), Joshua Donen ("Spider-Man 4," "Armored"), and Mitchell Peck ("Bio-Dome"). Executive producers are Glenn S. Gainor ("Vacancy," "Quarantine"), Stephen H. Galloway, Stu Levy and Josh Bratman.

The production team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess, ASC ("Forrest Gump," "Spider-Man," "Cast Away"), production designer Richard Bridgland Fitzgerald ("Resident Evil," "AVP: Alien vs. Predator"), Oscar-nominated editor Lisa Zeno Churgin, A.C.E. ("The Cider House Rules," "Gattaca," "The Ugly Truth"), costume designer Ha Nguyen ("Shooter," "The Mask"), and composer Christopher Young.


Genre: Action
Runtime: 87 mins.
Release Date: May 13, 2011
Tagline: The war is eternal. His Mission is just the beginning.
Distributor: Screen Gems
Production Companies:
Buckaroo Entertainment
Michael De Luca Productions
Stars Road Entertainment

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