“˜Priest’: Korean graphic novel meets Hollywood
There’s a new vampire movie in town, and no, there’s hardly anything romantic about this.
Forget beautiful, pale undead beings that shimmer under the sun, who spend a good amount of time romancing high school girls.
Thank God vampires are vampires again, Paul Bettany had noted on his “Conan” guest appearance. And the vampires here look pretty gnarly, indeed.
Bettany, of course, plays the title role in “Priest,” described as a “post-apocalyptic action horror film” directed by Scott Stewart. The inspiration for the movie comes from Korean artist and writer Min-Woo Hyung’s critically acclaimed 16-volume manwha series, also titled “Priest,” published in the United States by leading graphic novel publisher TokyoPop.