Stephen Moyer to Begin Filming on Priest

August 25, 2009 by  

priestDuring the break from shooting True Blood, Stephen Moyer will be sticking with the vampire genre he does so well as Bill Compton, but this time he will be playing a human in the movie Priest.

Variety describes the film as a thriller about “a warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who kidnapped his niece.”

Paul Bettany has the role of main character Ivan Isaacs, and Stephen will be playing his brother. The cast also includes Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q as a sheriff and a priestess who help Isaacs track down the bloodsucking gang of vampires led by Karl Urban.

The story is based on a Korean comic book of the same name, which stylistically blends Western themes with dark fantasy.

stephen-moyer-bill-compton-season-twoDirected by Scott Stewart and written by Cory Goodman, Priest is a production of Screen Gems, the studio responsible for the Underworld and Resident Evil series. Filming begins this week in Los Angeles, CA, for a scheduled US release date of August 13, 2010. International release dates will follow in September and October 2010.

This will be Stephen‘s first major film role since his success on True Blood. It will be interesting to see how he is as a human dealing with vampires for a change!


Official Priest website

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