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PriestLast night in New York City, "Priest" director Scott Stewart and star Paul Bettany made an appearance at Sony’s Lincoln Square theater to show some clips of their vampire action flick and do a Q&A sponsored by Fangoria magazine.

While the sizzle reel and two of the clips we saw last night were also shown at WonderCon, we also saw the animated introduction by Genndy Tartakovsky, which was in 2-D.

The super-stylized intro by the artist behind "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Samurai Jack" describes the war between vampires and humans and how the priest-warriors came to be. Read More...

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Admittedly, I was late to the game in picking up Hyung Min-Woo's "Priest," but ever since I cracked open the first volume, I've been eager to see what director Scott Stewart has planned for his upcoming live-action film based on the popular manhwa series.

When MTV News had a chance to sit down with Stewart and "Priest" star Paul Bettany during Comic-Con, the pair explained why the post-apocalyptic story isn't your average vampire tale — and why the title character might not be the hero mainstream audiences are expecting.

"The priests of our story are like Jedi knights," Stewart told MTV News. "They have these supernatural abilities to fight vampires and they saved humanity before the movie even begins. Now, a generation later, society has moved on from war, and the priests are like pariahs. They're almost like Vietnam vets — they've been cast aside by society and they're now reviled and feared." Read More...

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PriestWe have just shy of a year before "Priest" arrives in theaters, but with its popular manga source material and prominent actors from the "Twilight" and "True Blood" franchises playing major roles in the film, we're pretty sure there will be no shortage of buzz as the film's release date nears.

MTV News caught up with "Priest" director Scott Stewart, whose film "Legion" hit theaters earlier this year, to get the background on how he managed to pull together a cast friendly to the "sexy vampire" audience while also staying true to the tone and theme of Min-Woo Hyung's manga.

"It was funny,actually — when casting 'Priest' it was kind of hard to find someone who hasn’t played a vampire before," he laughed. "There are so many people playing vampires these days. ... But I love genre movies and I love to take them very seriously, even when the tone is meant to be fun. That means trying to cast them with really great actors." Read More...

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PriestThe setup of "Priest" may sound like the beginning of a joke, "So a priest, a sherrif and a priestess…" but once the plot point of rescuing the priests' niece from vampires is thrown into the mix, the premise becomes relatively rich with action and horror potential.

Those factors could very well be the reason behind Screen Gems' decision to take the film 3D when it opens on its new release date of January 14, 2011.

"We're thrilled with the way 'Priest' has come together, and we saw some spectacular sequences in the film that we all believed would be even more amazing in 3D." said Clint Culpepper, President of Screen Gems in an official press release, "Scott, as well as the producers, couldn't be more excited to make the film available for audiences in both 2D and 3D." Read More...

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Priest"Twilight" actor Cam Gigandet went on record last year to dispute reports that he would be playing a vampire in director Scott Stewart's "Priest." Since then, we've seen what he and his co-star Paul Bettany look like in the film and heard actor Karl Urban's take on the "vampire Western" with fangs.

Stewart spoke with MTV News recently and shed even more light on the film, explaining how the "Priest" comics' creator Min-Woo Hyung helped shape the film adaptation, why the release date wobbled and why his vampires aren't traditional transformed humans.

"Our vampires are not human," Stewart told MTV News. "They’re not people." Read More...

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Legion"Legion" arrives in theaters today, but readers of the recent four-issue "Legion: Prophets" miniseries published by IDW already have a head start on the universe created by director Scott Stewart for the film.

While the film follows archangel Michael (played by Paul Bettany) as he attempts to prevent Armageddon by protecting a woman pregnant with humanity's last hope for survival, IDW's official prelude to "Legion" tells the tale of several ordinary people who suddenly find themselves thrust into the conflict between the angels and Earth.

As one of the co-writers of the miniseries (with Tom Waltz), Stewart took a significantly more prominent role in the comic tie-in than most filmmakers. He also took some time to explain to MTV News how the two projects connect, which elements of the comic find their way into the movie, and what movie fans will recognize in the comic. Read More...

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