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06.08.09 24 Comments

(So.  This where the high school chicks hang out?)

I’ve identified two kisses of death for prospective movies – Cam Gigandet and Screen Gems – and this project has both of them.  Plus vampires.

Cam Gigandet will star opposite Paul Bettany in “Priest,” a horror Western that Scott Stewart is directing for Screen Gems.  Adapted by Cory Goodman from a TokyoPop comic book, “Priest” is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires and follows a warrior priest (Bettany) who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. Gigandet plays a young wasteland sheriff who is part vampire. He partners with Bettany to save the girl he loves, the niece. That latter part has yet to be cast.

Let’s review:

  • Cam Gigandet
  • Vampires
  • Comic book adaptation
  • Kidnapping plot
  • Half-breed vampire

Whoever thought this was a good idea must’ve been reading Bizarro FilmDrunk.  Oh, but wait, we haven’t gotten to my favorite paragraph:

Gigandet, repped by WME Entertainment, is filming Screen Gems’ thriller “The Roommate” with Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly. The actor is coming off of winning an MTV Movie Award for best fight, awarded for his work in “Twilight.” Gigandet won the award the previous year for “Never Back Down,” making him the only actor to win it in back-to-back years. [THR]

Damn, two “Best Fight” awards in a row?  Cam Gigandet makes Sir Lawrence Olivier look like a peepshow janitor.

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