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First full trailer for Priest reveals the vampires of the future

Jul. 26, 2010by: Paul Tassi

I don't know much about the original Tokyopop series that the PRIEST film is adapting, other than it’s a futuristic world where vampires run amok and warrior “priests” hunt them down. We’ve seen a few pics and clips from the set, but this is the first time we’ve seen any extended footage, and finally we’ve got a real trailer on our hands.

I’m split on what I’m seeing here. I think the world that’s been created is pretty goddamn cool looking, very BLADERUNNER/AKIRA. The cast is solid as well, as I’m a fan of all those casted here including Cam Gigandet, Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Maggie Q.

But I’m just so sick of goddamn vampires at this point, I’m pre-disposed to be annoyed with that concept. And when I see that most of the vampires are of the poorly CGI-ed, I AM LEGEND variety, that makes things even worse. Lastly, when I learn that this is the team that brought us LEGION, which also had a great trailer, yet it turned out to be complete shit, I’m highly skeptical they’ve acquired that much more filmmaking talent in the last year.

How does it look to you?

Sony Pictures has requested that we remove the bootleg Comic-Con footage

Extra Tidbit: Vampires are just not that cool. I said it.
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12:40PM on 07/26/2010
The look and feel of this film looks great. I think people are sick of vampires because of Twilight, but they have to remember vampire movies were getting made way before Twilight was even a crappy thought. I just don't have faith in this film because it's the director of Legion.
The look and feel of this film looks great. I think people are sick of vampires because of Twilight, but they have to remember vampire movies were getting made way before Twilight was even a crappy thought. I just don't have faith in this film because it's the director of Legion.
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5:13PM on 07/26/2010
It depends on the vampires, I'd say. But yeah, that Meyer chick, the sparkly vampires and that totally awful Mary Sue aka "Bella" (ick) girl kinda spoil part of the fun.
It depends on the vampires, I'd say. But yeah, that Meyer chick, the sparkly vampires and that totally awful Mary Sue aka "Bella" (ick) girl kinda spoil part of the fun.
12:55PM on 07/26/2010
I'll argue that vampire movies were a little more infrequent. At least theatrically-released vampire movies. Then came the wave of "True Blood," "Twilight," and everything in between.

True, they never went out of fashion like the werewolf movies do at times, but I think there is a lot more Hollywood focus on vampirism than there has been in years.
I'll argue that vampire movies were a little more infrequent. At least theatrically-released vampire movies. Then came the wave of "True Blood," "Twilight," and everything in between.

True, they never went out of fashion like the werewolf movies do at times, but I think there is a lot more Hollywood focus on vampirism than there has been in years.
12:42PM on 07/26/2010

I'm so sick of vampires . . .

... but that trailer definitely has me wanting to check this out now.
... but that trailer definitely has me wanting to check this out now.
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12:46PM on 07/26/2010

Redbox rental

So fucking tired of things being thrown in slow motion. That stopped being cool a long time ago. STOP IT!
So fucking tired of things being thrown in slow motion. That stopped being cool a long time ago. STOP IT!
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12:52PM on 07/26/2010
you're so right. I put that up there with dudes walking away from explosions and dudes with two guns a la John Woo.
you're so right. I put that up there with dudes walking away from explosions and dudes with two guns a la John Woo.
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12:54PM on 07/26/2010
Phew, I was really worried this wasn't going to be in 3D, but thank god they told me...
Phew, I was really worried this wasn't going to be in 3D, but thank god they told me...
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12:54PM on 07/26/2010

Also sick of vampires

... NEXT!
... NEXT!
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1:01PM on 07/26/2010
Yep, that shit reminds me of I Am Legend.
Yep, that shit reminds me of I Am Legend.
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1:14PM on 07/26/2010
Oh My God It's -------CGI>?
Oh My God It's -------CGI>?
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1:19PM on 07/26/2010
Think this looks way better then legion. I really dont mind the cgi, dislike the 3d tho.
Think this looks way better then legion. I really dont mind the cgi, dislike the 3d tho.
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1:26PM on 07/26/2010
Anytime a trailer ends with "in 3D" I'm already expecting crap. If its not shot in 3d or at least apart of the title then its clearly just a cheap money grab.
Anytime a trailer ends with "in 3D" I'm already expecting crap. If its not shot in 3d or at least apart of the title then its clearly just a cheap money grab.
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1:30PM on 07/26/2010
The CGI doesn't bother me, and I will simply skip the 3D. This looks waaaaaayyy better than Legion.
The CGI doesn't bother me, and I will simply skip the 3D. This looks waaaaaayyy better than Legion.
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1:38PM on 07/26/2010
"EXTRA TIDBIT: Vampires are just not that cool. I said it."

Agree; post Twilight and the vampire movie inflation going on.
"EXTRA TIDBIT: Vampires are just not that cool. I said it."

Agree; post Twilight and the vampire movie inflation going on.
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11:09PM on 07/26/2010
Not to mention the inflation of "Twilight mimicking" television shows, also. So yeah, I'm agreed.
Not to mention the inflation of "Twilight mimicking" television shows, also. So yeah, I'm agreed.
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1:42PM on 07/26/2010

"A hero will rise"

wish I had a dollar for everytime I've seen or heard that on a movie trailer.
wish I had a dollar for everytime I've seen or heard that on a movie trailer.
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1:43PM on 07/26/2010

Thank Twilight for Vampire hating

I actually like the comic but the CG looks bad. I also like Vampire movies, until Twilight came along that is.
I actually like the comic but the CG looks bad. I also like Vampire movies, until Twilight came along that is.
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2:24PM on 07/26/2010

Extra Tidbit

You're extra tidbit sucks. Vampires are awesome and will always be awesome.
You're extra tidbit sucks. Vampires are awesome and will always be awesome.
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2:28PM on 07/26/2010
Cool trailer.
Cool trailer.
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2:54PM on 07/26/2010
Mehhhhhhhh ... why do the vampires look like the bastard offspring of the Lickers from resident evil?

Extra Tidbit: Vampires are still cool, they're just going through their awkward years right now what with Twilight being bigger than Jesus. And fuck the idea of young girls who will grow up to be "of age" women who like vampires ... if your vampires sparkle, you've got a long hard road out of the hell you've placed yourself in.
Mehhhhhhhh ... why do the vampires look like the bastard offspring of the Lickers from resident evil?

Extra Tidbit: Vampires are still cool, they're just going through their awkward years right now what with Twilight being bigger than Jesus. And fuck the idea of young girls who will grow up to be "of age" women who like vampires ... if your vampires sparkle, you've got a long hard road out of the hell you've placed yourself in.
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2:59PM on 07/26/2010
Looks badass imo. I got a Preacher, Dark Tower, Blade Runner, Mad Max vibe all roled into one.
Looks badass imo. I got a Preacher, Dark Tower, Blade Runner, Mad Max vibe all roled into one.
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3:44PM on 07/26/2010

WOW

This looks absolutley terrible. i was actually diggin the pics from the set of this and it actually convinced me that this would be decent. but the trailer just proved me wrong. i will not be wasting any more time lookin at anything to do with "Priest anymore. Sorry Paul bettany your a great actor and are a badass but this movie is not.
This looks absolutley terrible. i was actually diggin the pics from the set of this and it actually convinced me that this would be decent. but the trailer just proved me wrong. i will not be wasting any more time lookin at anything to do with "Priest anymore. Sorry Paul bettany your a great actor and are a badass but this movie is not.
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3:50PM on 07/26/2010
PURE SHIT ON A STICK!

i read the graphic novels. what a downer it was to see this trailer. looks like garbage. fuck i could do a better job and i work in a fucking piss bank.
PURE SHIT ON A STICK!

i read the graphic novels. what a downer it was to see this trailer. looks like garbage. fuck i could do a better job and i work in a fucking piss bank.
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7:41PM on 07/26/2010
Like a bank for piss?
Like a bank for piss?
5:10PM on 07/26/2010

Oh geez, Louise

You gotta be kidding me, right? I like Paul Bettany, I absolutely dig Karl Urban... but this isn't worth the 10 or 12 bucks you have to pay to watch it on the big screen. Makes me glad they didn't choose to butcher Trinity Blood instead.
You gotta be kidding me, right? I like Paul Bettany, I absolutely dig Karl Urban... but this isn't worth the 10 or 12 bucks you have to pay to watch it on the big screen. Makes me glad they didn't choose to butcher Trinity Blood instead.
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6:23PM on 07/26/2010

Boooo

Wow that looks aweful!! CG is bad even if this was a 90s film. They should have gone the del Toro route and made a lot more of it practical effects. This just got knocked off my anticipation list.
Wow that looks aweful!! CG is bad even if this was a 90s film. They should have gone the del Toro route and made a lot more of it practical effects. This just got knocked off my anticipation list.
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6:24PM on 07/26/2010

Oh and dont be fooled.

There will be a lot of people bitching about the effects so of course the studio will tell us this is just a spec trailer and it isn't done yet like Wolverine.
There will be a lot of people bitching about the effects so of course the studio will tell us this is just a spec trailer and it isn't done yet like Wolverine.
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7:41PM on 07/26/2010

Goddamn Milla Jovavich

What? That's not the next resident evil crapfest?
What? That's not the next resident evil crapfest?
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7:41PM on 07/26/2010

Goddamn Milla Jovavich

What? That's not the next resident evil crapfest?
What? That's not the next resident evil crapfest?
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8:47PM on 07/26/2010
Not sure why everyone's bitching about this. Yeah the vampire genre is getting old, but this doesn't look half bad.

Effects were great, I thought.
Not sure why everyone's bitching about this. Yeah the vampire genre is getting old, but this doesn't look half bad.

Effects were great, I thought.
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9:48PM on 07/26/2010

One positive.

Even if the CGI does suck, at least the vamps are the blood sucking creature type and not the Lestat variety that are so damn popular today... I hate the pretty boy vampire. When I first read Matheson's "I am Legend" that was how I imagined the undead to be, ghoul like creatures not curly locked, powder faced aristocrats. Given the amount of time until release, maybe they'll get it together but after 'Legion' I don't have much faith. Plus the 3D conversion.... blah.
Even if the CGI does suck, at least the vamps are the blood sucking creature type and not the Lestat variety that are so damn popular today... I hate the pretty boy vampire. When I first read Matheson's "I am Legend" that was how I imagined the undead to be, ghoul like creatures not curly locked, powder faced aristocrats. Given the amount of time until release, maybe they'll get it together but after 'Legion' I don't have much faith. Plus the 3D conversion.... blah.
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9:51PM on 07/26/2010

TRUST ME.

When Hollywood gets a clue, and snags the rights to the Vampire: The Masquerade Clan Novel series, vampires will reclaim their rightful place in bad-assery.

I'm calling it.
When Hollywood gets a clue, and snags the rights to the Vampire: The Masquerade Clan Novel series, vampires will reclaim their rightful place in bad-assery.

I'm calling it.
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11:11PM on 07/26/2010
another flick ruined by bad cgi.
another flick ruined by bad cgi.
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12:03AM on 07/27/2010
Didn't get a chance to see Legion, but based off of this trailer alone, this already looks 10x better. I'm always down for a good vamp flick, "Daybreakers" being the last one to entertain for me, so I'll check this out.
Didn't get a chance to see Legion, but based off of this trailer alone, this already looks 10x better. I'm always down for a good vamp flick, "Daybreakers" being the last one to entertain for me, so I'll check this out.
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1:12AM on 07/27/2010

really?

This is totally going the Wanted route. I am a huge Priest Manga fan. So naturally I was excited to hear about this way back when it was first rumored to happen. This movie is pathetic. The only thing in relation with it's manga counterpart is the character's name and the title. Oh and the future? The fucking thing took place in the wild west. Not too mention it was angels, not fucking vampires.
This is totally going the Wanted route. I am a huge Priest Manga fan. So naturally I was excited to hear about this way back when it was first rumored to happen. This movie is pathetic. The only thing in relation with it's manga counterpart is the character's name and the title. Oh and the future? The fucking thing took place in the wild west. Not too mention it was angels, not fucking vampires.
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