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Screen Gems Bringing TokyoPop's Priest to the Big Screen

by ElectricSlime
Dec 17, 2008 10:40 AM | 5 Comments
It was recently announced that Screen Gems has begun development on a big screen adaptation of TokyoPop's Priest. A screenplay has already been written by Cory Goodman who also worked on the upcoming Kung Fu and The Brood. Scott Charles Stewart has been hired to direct. Stewart directed the upcoming film Legion and has most of his experience in visual effects.

In the frontier of the American West, a veil of evil threatens to engulf humanity. Servants of the fallen archangel Temozarela are paving the way for their dark lord's resurrection. One man stands in the way of the apocalypse: Ivan Isaacs, a fallen priest who sold his soul to the devil Belial for the power to fight evil. Armed with a wicked blade and silver bullets, Ivan will give the heretics a baptism of blood in his pilgrimage for humanity's redemption.


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Well, I didn't see that one coming, but I'll probably end up going to see it anyway. Never finished the manga, but I'll certainly make a point to do that now.

Dec 17, 2008 12:37 PM by MotokoAramaki

why can't America just leave anime/manga alone

Dec 17, 2008 11:04 AM by Neverender

holy ***

much anticipation....but hopefully the story won't get demolished in the process.

Dec 17, 2008 11:02 AM by wakka9ca

Hm-m, let's just hope that they stick to the story and don't change too much ... As long as it's not fully 3D animated like Final Fantasy it could be a good thing.

Dec 17, 2008 10:51 AM by DragonsWhip