Priest Gets Bumped Again, Devil Has a New Date

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Both now a bit further into 2011

Perhaps it was too ambitious to think Screen Gems could get Priest in theaters this fall. The vampire horror-actioner with Paul Bettany was first slated for release later this year. Then the studio decided to convert it to 3D and pushed it to January. However, there’s a new date now: March 4, 2011. This takes it out of the path of January’s The Cabin in the Woods…also in 3D.

Priest is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany is Priest, a legendary warrior priest during the last Vampire War, who now lives in obscurity among the other human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities controlled by the Church. But when his 18-year-old niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires in the desolate wastelands outside, Priest breaks his sacred vows and ventures out to find her and seek vengeance upon those responsible, especially their brutal leader (Karl Urban). Priest is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, Hicks (Cam Gigandet), a local outpost sheriff, and Priestess (Maggie Q), a member of his former legion of vampire-killers who has otherworldly fighting skills.

Meanwhile, The Night Chronicles: Devil, is set to open on February 11, 2011. Produced by M. Night Shyamalan, John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle directed for Universal. Plot details are sketchy on this supernatural thriller.

Source: Screen Gems