The Japanese Manga series Priest is coming to the big screen! According to THR, Scott Charles Stewart has been tapped to direct the live action adaptation of the popular Manga. After a little investigating, I’ve discovered that Stewart has an interesting resume. He’s dabbled in producing, writing, and even visual effects. Besides Priest, you can see his directorial skills in the 2010 action, horror flick Legion.

More on Priest after the jump.

An adaptation of a TokyoPop comic book, 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. Cory Goodman (“The Brood”) wrote the screenplay.

The boarding of Stewart blesses “Priest” with new life; the project almost came together a couple of years ago with Gerard Butler and Steven Strait under the direction of Andrew Douglas but fell apart.