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Scott Stewart to Direct Film Version of Priest Manhwa

posted on 2008-12-18 02:05 EST

Scott Charles Stewart, a co-founder of the Orphanage special effects studio, has signed to be the director for Screen Gems' live-action film adaptation of Min-Woo Hyung's Priest manhwa. Priest tells the story of an expert in ancient languages who accidentally resurrects an angel from Hell, Temozareal. The man is forced to sell his soul to the Devil in a attempt to correct his mistake.

Tokyopop announced in 2001 that it had acquired the original Priest manhwa. Michael De Luca, Josh Donen, and Mitchell Peck are producing the live-action film version. Andrew Douglas was originally slated to direct the actors Gerard Butler and Steven Strait in the film, but that version never came together.

Thank you to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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