Karl Urban is going from Bones to Bloodsucker as he has just been cast as the villain in Screen Gem’s post-apocalyptic horror thriller Priest, where he will be playing the leader of a band of vampires. Details below, plus some video of Karl doing a hip hop dare, all in the name of charity.
Karl wearing the Black Hat
It seems that vampires are all the rage these days and Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy is joining in on the trend. The Hollywood Reporter has the details on Urban’s follow-up to Star Trek:
Adapted by Cory Goodman from a TokyoPop comic, “Priest” is set in a world ravaged by war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany stars as a warrior priest and vampire fighter who teams with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. Urban plays Black Hat, the evil leader of the bloodsuckers who was once a priest and hunter but now fancies himself a god of vampires.
Priest is schedule to come out August 2010, so is likely to go into production soon.
Teaser poster for ‘Priest’ featuring Bettany
In other Karl news, Urban spent the weekend of the 9th supporting the Big Night In Telethon in his native New Zealand. YouTube’s looking glass has a number of videos from the event, but the best is this on with Karl participating in the ‘Hip Hop Dare’ where they Karl takes the dare and dresses in MC Hammer pants and does some hip hop dancing.