Priest is a 2011 American action horror film directed by Scott Stewart and stars Paul Bettany as the title character. It is loosely based on the Korean comic of the same name by Hyung Min-woo. In an alternate universe, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, a veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity until his niece (Lily Collins) is kidnapped by vampires.


The opening scene shows a group of elite vampire killers (known as priests) stalking vampires in some underground lair. At the moment the lead priest senses that it is a trap, vampires spring at them from all directions. The lead priest attempts to rescue a member of his team that is being dragged away by a vampire, but he is unable to save the man, who is then dragged away and lost to the rest of the team.