by Desmond Porter
Blade meets Judge Dredd
Paul Bettany ( A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World, The Da Vinci Code ) stars as Priest in the upcoming film of the same name. After hearing of an attack on his brother’s family and his niece being kidnapped by vampires, Priest disregards the vows he took and leaves the safety of the city to go into the wastelands to get his niece back.
The background story is that Priest is a hero of past wars against vampires, and that he can hold his own is evident as seen in several trailers. Also evident from the trailers and putting 2 and 2 together is that Priest’s character has a history with the leader of the vampires played by Karl Urban ( Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremacy, Star Trek ).
To add to his worries, the Church has also sent a team after Priest to bring him back dead or alive. The visual effects and action sequences in the trailers are promising a good action/horror film. So the question is, will it be top like Blade or a flop like Judge Dredd? Take a look at the trailer and see what you think