The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the film version of Tokyopop's Korean import 'Priest' may have found its leading man in Paul Bettany.
The actor is in negotiations to play a warrior priest in a world overrun in a war on vampires. Bettany's character goes rogue when a band of bloodsuckers kidnap his niece and he embarks on his own quest to retrieve her.
The actor seems to be becoming a staple of religious-themed movies.He played the villainous Silas in 'The Da Vinci Code' and appears as the archangel Michael in the upcoming 'Legion'.
Fans of comic-based movies may recognize his voice as that of Tony Stark's electronic manservant Jarvis in 'Iron Man'.
Cory Goodman ('The Brood') wrote the screenplay for 'Priest'. Michael De Luca and Stars Road Entertainment's Josh Donen are producing for Screen Gems. Mitchell Peck also will produce.
Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.