Around these parts, we’re really looking forward to “Priest,” the currently-shooting adaptation of Min-Woo Hyung’s graphic novel series about mankind’s battle against fallen angels, starring such notables as Paul Bettany, Stephen Moyer, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif and Madchen (Loved you on "Twin Peaks!") Amick.
It also stars one of our recent on-screen faves, the fast-rising Cam Gigandet—and when we caught up with him recently, he said the flick was well-armed for success.
“I have very cool weapons,” he said of his character Hicks, who he has described as a boy “trying to become a man.” “I have an unbelievable knife; I have an unbelievable gun.”
With that kind of weaponry, and the badass motorcycles he clued us in to recently, it seems that Gigandet will have no problem earning his manhood on screen when the flick hits theaters next summer.
“I have a handgun that’s humongous. I mean, I can barely even hold it up,” he laughed. “I also have a big shotgun strapped to my back. Not too shabby.”
Ever since his breakthrough in last year’s “Twilight,” Gigandet has become the James Brown of Hollywood. The hard-working man can currently be seen on screen opposite Dennis Quaid in “Pandorum,” recently wrapped “The Experiment” with Adrian Brody, and will soon start work on Christina Aguilera’s movie debut “Burlesque.”
“I did 34 films last year,” he laughed, admitting that if not James Brown, he might be the new Michael Caine. But “Priest” sounds like it might be a one-of-a-kind classic to us.
“I have just the coolest wardrobe,” Gigandet said of his biker-cowboy look. “I have the leather coat and leather pants and lots of leather.”
“It’s very warm,” he said of all those days shooting in the sun. “But [wearing the clothes and riding on the bike] is definitely one of the coolest things that you get to do—feeling like a badass.”
What do you think of what you’ve heard about “Priest” so far? Does the adaptation sound good to you, or are you feeling any “Surrogates”-like concerns? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!