Priest Moved Up to Summer reports that Screen Gems has moved the release date for Priest up from October 1, 2010 to August 27. The slot had opened up because the studio just pushed back Resident Evil: Afterlife to January 14, 2011.

Directed by Scott Stewart, Priest is based on a TokyoPop comic book and stars Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Stephen Moyer, Lily Collins, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif and Madchen Amick.

The story is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire and follows a warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.