Cam Gigandet, freshly cast as the lead role in 'Priest', says shooting will begin in August, according to an interview he gave to Shock Til You Drop. Adapted from the ToykoPop comic book, 'Priest' tells the tale of a warrior priest (Paul Bettany) and a part-vampire sheriff (Gigandet) who hunt down a group of murderous vampires who have kidnapped the priest's niece. Says Gigandet about the role:
""It's a big movie. Paul Bettany and I are fighting vampires. Or creatures. vampire-creatures to be exact... If you wanted to call them something, they'd be vampires. But not in the terms that we think of vampires. They don't like sun and that's kind of the main similarity. Other than that, they don't look like humans. They move differently. When you think of vampires, now people probably think of Twilight. But these aren't like that."
Stay tuned to additional casting announcements.