Scott Charles Stewart, founder of the visual effects house The Orphanage, is set to direct the big screen adaptation of TOKYOPOP's comic 'Priest', according to a write-up in the Hollywood Reporter.
The book tells a horror/ western tale of a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire and 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. Michael De Luca and Stars Road Entertainment's Josh Donen are producing for Screen Gems. Mitchell Peck will also produce.
The movie project was looking favorable a few years back when Gerard Butler and Steven Strait were set to star under director Andrew Douglas. Presumably the movie will be recast.
Stewart will make his directing debut with the film 'Legion'.