You never really hear about a project falling apart until it begins to make a comeback months or years later. One such example is Priest. A couple years back the adaptation of the comicbook looked ready to go with Andrew Douglas to direct and Gerard Butler to star.
Great combo, right? Well, that didn't work out in the end, and Screen Gems is trying again with Scott Charles Stewart behind the camera.
Scott Charles Stewart to Direct Priest
An adaptation of a TokyoPop comic book, Priest 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.
Scribe Cory Goodman has already wrote the screenplay.
Bringing Stewart on for Priest places Screen Gems even closer to the director. He will make his feature directorial debut with the banner's biblical apocalyptic thriller Legion.