Priest Release Pushed Back to Allow for 3-D Conversion
02.06.10 by BJSprecher
Only a week after director Scott Stewart (Legion) told MTV how excited he was that his latest movie, Priest, would be debuting in the summer, it was announced that the release date has been pushed back to the dead of winter. Initially slated for an October 2010 release, the date was switched to August 27, 2010, to take advantage of a summer weekend vacated by
Resident Evil: Afterlife
, which moved to January 14, 2011 (and subsequently moved again to September 10, 2010), the date now given as the new release date for Priest.
Priest's release being pushed back five months may seem like a sign of trouble at first glance, but Clint Culpepper, President of Screen Gems, announced in a press release that the reason for the delay is to allow time for a 3-D conversion.
We're thrilled with the way Priest has come together, and we saw some spectacular sequences in the film that we all believed would be even more amazing in 3-D. Scott, as well as the producers, couldn't be more excited to make the film available for audiences in both 2D and 3D.
Priest is based on the manhwa (Korean for "comic book" or "print cartoon") by Min-Woo Hyung and takes place in a "retro-futuristic" world populated by Jedi-like Priests in opposition to the forces of darkness personified by vampires and their sub-human slaves. Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Karl Urban, and Maggie Q star.