Scott Charles Stewart has signed to direct Priest, a horror Western that Michael De Luca and Stars Road Entertainment’s Josh Donen are producing for Screen Gems. Mitchell Peck will also produce.
An adaptation of a TokyoPop comic book, the story is set in 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.
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.