Moody Animated Prologue by Genndy Tartakovsky Sets Up World of Priest
04.08.11 by BJSprecher
Just prior to the opening of writer-director Zack Snyder's genre-mashed action movie, Sucker Punch, a series of animated shorts were released as prologues of sorts to several of the fantastical realms in the movie. Now, another action movie with a genre identity crisis, director Scott Stewart's (Legion) post-apocalyptic vampire movie, Priest, has got its own animated prologue, this one by acclaimed animator, director and producer Genndy Tartakovsky (The Powerpuff Girls, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack). Here's hoping Priest's animated prologue will help deliver better results at the box office than Sucker Punch's anemic performance.
Priest was written for the screen by Cory Goodman and is loosely based on the Korean manhwa (comic book) of the same name by Min-Woo Hyung. The cast includes Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins and Christopher Plummer.