Star Trek’s “Bones” McCoy to become a vampire and piss off a Priest

Karl Urban in Star Trek
Karl Urban in Star Trek

Karl Urban, who most recently played “Bones” McCoy in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, is attached to play the villain in Screen Gems’ post-apocalyptic horror thriller Priest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Cory Goodman and based on a TokyoPop comic, Priest, which is being directed by Scott Stewart, is set in a world ravaged by war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany, who’s re-teaming with Stewart who directed him in the upcoming Legion, stars as a warrior priest and vampire slayer, who joins a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and a warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.

Urban will play the role of Black Hat, the evil leader of the vamps who was once a priest and hunter.

Priest will be produced by Michael De Luca, Josh Donen and Mitchell Peck, and starts production next week in Los Angeles.