Tuesday, March 31, 2009

But How Will He Look With The Long Hair?


I'm always glad to see Paul Bettany keep getting work. I like to look at him. And now he's going from being a baldy on that Charles Darwin movie to working some long flowing luxurious locks in a comic-book adaptation, apparently. Via THR:

Paul Bettany joins 'Priest' 'hood
Horror Western reunites actor with his 'Legion' director

Paul Bettany is in negotiations to star in "Priest," a horror Western that Michael De Luca and Stars Road Entertainment's Josh Donen are producing for Screen Gems. Mitchell Peck also will produce.

The move would reunite Bettany with director Scott Stewart, for whom he just finished starring in "Legion," an upcoming Screen Gems supernatural thriller.

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 (Bettany) 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.

"I knew the moment I saw Stewart's first cut of 'Legion' that Bettany was Priest and so I mentioned it to him immediately," Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper said.

"Legion," which is set to open next January, is about a group of misfits and an archangel who try to prevent humanity from being wiped out by angels.

Bettany has of course played a cleric-type with a penchant for the twisted side... anyone who saw The Da Vinci Code should recall his self-flagellation scenes vividly...

Mmm self-flagellation has never been sexier.

1 comment:

J.D. said...

Like, seriously. Though I actually like the movie (...), that one scene was so the best part of it I can't even explain how much it was.