Scott Charles Stewart has been set to direct Priest, a horror Western that Michael De Luca and Stars Road Entertainment's Josh Donen are producing for Screen Gems.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Priest is an adaptation of a TokyoPop comic book, set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire. The plot follows a warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. Cory Goodman (The Brood) wrote the screenplay.
The boarding of Stewart blesses Priest with new life; the project almost came together a couple of years ago with Gerard Butler and Steven Strait under the direction of Andrew Douglas but fell apart.
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No production date has been set.