The Hollywood vampire craze is leaking into comic book territory with the upcoming movie "Priest," an adaptation of the popular manga series. The film already has "Twilight" and "True Blood" credibility thanks to performances from Cam Gigandet and Stephen Moyer, but there's a sci-fi veteran is bringing a little bit of space into the movie as well.
Karl Urban, who played Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" last summer, is set for the villainous role of Black Hat, the leader of a pack of vampires that abduct the niece of the titular warrior priest and vampire hunter played by Paul Bettany.
Urban spoke out about his involvement in the film during a recent interview with Collider, describing the film as a mixture of all sorts of genres.
"I'm currently shooting a really wicked film called 'Priest,'" Urban said. "It's this really cool, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, vampire western. It's crazy."
Collider asked Urban about the various set photos that have leaked from the production of "Priest" thus far, and the actor acknowledged that there are some "really, really cool" different set pieces and costume designs featured in the film.
As for his own look, well, one would expect Urban's Black Hat to wear something worthy of the name atop his head, but the actor wouldn't go into too much detail on his appearance in the film.
"I've got lots of cool s--- [to wear]," the actor said, adding one specific element: "Fangs!"
Are you a fan of Urban's? Do you think he's better suited for good guy roles like Bones or villainous ones such as Black Hat? Let us know what you think in the comments!