Paul Bettany has been signed up for Priest, being directed by Scott Stewart, and an adaptation of the manga series written by Hyung Min-woo. It follows Ivan Isaacs, a warrior priest who leaves the church to go and save his niece from a group of vampires.
The casting apparently comes around following Bettany’s work on Legion, also directed by Stewart, on the recommendation of ScreenGems president Clint Culpepper, according to Cinematical.
I would like to see Bettany take on some more roles as he is quite a talented fellow and well worth the bet. Stewart is making his debut with Legion following a career working in visual effects on some impressive projects, most notably recently on Iron Man and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.