As a fan of the graphic novels, I was pleased to read that director Scott Stewart flew S. Korean graphic novelist creator Hyung Min-woo to America for consultation. It's pretty clear from the trailer and synopsis of the film that the screenplay differs significantly from the source material, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. From a story point of view, the Priest comic needed simplifying and a lot less backstory to work cinematically. I think the decision to change the original "demons" into vampires was a smart one, both creatively and commercially. Vampires are obviously part of the current entertainment zeitgeist and for a reason- they strike a curious mix of fear and awe in our collective psyches.
It also appears that we won't be…Read more >