Shutter Island"Shutter Island" is more than just an island-bound mental institution, and it's also more than just a Leonardo DiCaprio-starring film. In 2010, it will also be a comic book.

According to ICv2, Tokyopop will publish a full-color, 128-page graphic novel adaptation of "Shutter Island" based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. The comic was originally adapted for French publisher Casterman by artist Christian de Metter.

The Tokyopop-released English translation will hit shelves on January 5, 2010, with the Martin Scorsese-directed movie heading to theaters one month later on February 19. Read More...

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'Priest'"Priest" is assembling quite the cast already -- in addition to "Twilight" actor Cam Gigandet and "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer, among several others, a trio of new actors have just been announced for the project.

According to multiple sources, actress Madchen Amick and actors Christopher Plummer and Brad Dourif are joining the cast of "Priest," based on the popular manga series of the same name.

Paul Bettany stars as the titular warrior priest who must track down his kidnapped niece, presumably abducted by a group of vicious vampires. Variety reports that Amick will play Shannon, the mother of the kidnapped niece and wife of Stephen Moyer's still unnamed character. Although Dourif and Plummer's roles aren't entirely clear yet, director Scott Stewart announced their casting by way of Twitter. Read More...

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Cam GigandetProduction on "Priest" has been ramping up lately with plenty of casting announcements, including the recent news that "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer would play a role in the film. Now, we're getting our first glimpse at two of the movie's main characters, including "Twilight" actor Cam Gigandet.

Gigandet and Paul Bettany both make their first appearances in a slew of set photographs from JFX Online. While the images reveal very little about the film's actual plot, they provide incredibly detailed looks at both characters and the types of clothing we can expect to see from them.

First up is Gigandet's character. Based on the information we know so far, Gigandet will not be playing a vampire, but rather a small town sheriff whose girlfriend has been abducted by a gang of vampires led by Black Hat, the villain played by Karl Urban. Based on these images, it certainly looks like Gigandet's getting into the law-enforcing groove. Read More...

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Stephen MoyerBill Compton, you're certainly not in Bon Temps anymore. The "True Blood" vampire is packing his coffin and hitching a ride to an all-new vampire epic—one that's not based on a romance novel, but a hard-hitting manga series instead.

Variety reports that Stephen Moyer, who plays Compton on the hit HBO series, and "90210" actress Lily Collins are joining the cast of the Scott Stewart-directed "Priest," the vampire-centric adaptation starring Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q and Karl Urban.

Even though Moyer—who is engaged to "X-Men" actress and "True Blood" co-star Anna Paquin—is best known for his blood-sucking southern gentleman persona, the actor won't be bearing his fangs for "Priest." Moyer's character is described as "the mortal brother of the protagonist," assumedly Bettany's titular warrior priest. Collins, meanwhile, has scored the plum role of the priest's niece, who is also the love interest for Gigandet's character. Read More...

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Karl UrbanScott Stewart's live-action adaptation of the TokyoPop comic "Priest" continues to move along with casting, adding "Star Trek" and "Lord of the Rings" actor Karl Urban as the story's main villain.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Urban will play Black Hat, the leader of the murderous vampires who kidnap the niece of a warrior priest and vampire hunter played by Paul Bettany.

Along with a sheriff played by "Twilight" actor Cam Gigandet and a warrior priestess/hunter played by Maggie Q, Bettany's character pursues Urban's blood-sucking villain—who also happens to be a former warrior priest and hunter himself.

Production on "Priest" is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles next week.

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Maggie QWe have exactly one year to see what Sony’s adaptation of “Priest” will look like, but we can start to imagine the movie a little clearer now that Asian-American actress Maggie Q has been cast.

You know her from such blockbusters as “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Mission: Impossible III” and our favorite Paul Rudd-starred Hong Kong action movie, “Gen-Y Cops.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Q will reportedly fill out a trio of vampire hunters also consisting of Paul Bettany and “Twilight” actor Cam Gigandet.

Since this movie version seems to have very little to do with the plot of Min-Woo Hyung’s comics, it’s not clear what character, if any, Q’s role is based upon. All we know is that she’s a priestess every bit as tough as her male counterparts, such as Bettany’s titular hero, who she joins to kick some vampire butt while helping him find his kidnapped niece. Read More...

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Priest"Priest," starring Paul Bettany of "The Da Vinci Code" and "Twilight" star Cam Gigandet, is set to debut in theaters across the globe in just over a year. Lest you think an August 2010 release date is unrealistic for the manga adaptation, Sony Pictures is providing proof that "Priest" is far from in need of a prayer.

The official website for "Priest" is now online, debuting the very first look at the film's star Paul Bettany as the titular priest. While a first look at Gigandet has yet to arrive, this initial shot of Bettany is enough to inform prospective viewers that this vampire tale is a far cry from the comparatively tame "Twilight" franchise. Read More...

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Last week, reports surfaced that "Twilight" star Cam Gigandet would be playing a vampire on screen again in a live-action adaptation of "Priest," a popular manga series published by TokyoPop.

But hold the phone, "Twilight" fans, it appears that tales of his blood-sucking role have been greatly exaggerated. During a press event for his upcoming film "The Roommate," the actor said there's been a slight misunderstanding when it comes to his "Priest" character.

"I think there was some miscommunication that I was a vampire," Gigandet told MTV News, "but that's not the case. I'm not a vampire." Read More...

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Cam GigandetWe're certainly disappointed that "Twilight" trumped both "The Dark Knight" and "Iron Man" at the MTV Movies Awards, but even we can't deny the rabid fascination with the vampire romance franchise -- though it looks like a particular vampire favorite has found some interest in the comic book world himself.

Unfortunately, ladies, we're not talking about Robert Pattinson. After all, he has a good thing going on as Edward Cullen. Instead, "Twilight" villain Cam Gigandet will make the leap onto the paneled page with a starring role in "Priest" based on the TokyoPop comic book series, says The Hollywood Reporter -- and he's taking his blood-sucking sensibilities with him. Read More...

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'Star Trek: The Next Generation' MangaThe first volume of TokyoPop's "Star Trek: The Next Generation" manga hits shelves tomorrow (April 15), featuring a set of stories that put the spotlight on Jean-Luc Picard's starship Enterprise and crew. Among the "TNG" storytellers is "The Spirit" co-producer (and comics scribe) F.J. DeSanto, who focused his tale on Picard's first officer, Will Riker, and the aftermath of the memorable story arc "Best Of Both Worlds," in which Picard is abducted and assimilated by the robotic Borg.

"I was interested in the idea that Picard, as Locutus, had been responsible for the death of thousands and is simply allowed back in the Captain's chair seemingly without question," DeSanto told MTV News. "One thing I noticed after watching the episodes again was how the subplot of Riker being ready to assume his own command was completely dropped and never addressed again. This was one of the greatest unanswered questions in the 'Next Gen' universe." Read More...

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