Karl Urban has signed on to play the villain in Priest, Screen Gems’ post-apocalyptic horror thriller directed by Scott Stewart, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Adapted by Cory Goodman from a TokyoPop comic, the film is set in a world ravaged by war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany stars as a warrior priest and vampire fighter who teams with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.
Urban plays Black Hat, the evil leader of the bloodsuckers who was once a priest and hunter but now fancies himself a god of vampires.
Priest begins production next week in Los Angeles.