Even though Screen Gems’ live action adaptation of  Priest continues to go through the release date shuffle, that hasn’t stopped the studio from unveiling the first official photo from the film. Over at Bloody Disgusting they’ve posted an image of actor Paul Bettany in character as the star and hero of the film. Take a look…

Priest centers on “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.” The cast includes Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, and Stephen Moyer, Madchen Amick, and Christopher Plummer.

The vampires in this film kind of look like zombies and I don’t know how I feel about that. The gray ashy appearance just isn’t doing it for me. Bettany on the other hand looks great as the living incarnation of the character and I can’t wait to see what everyone else will bring to the table.

The film is directed by Scott Stewart and is currently being converted into 3D for a May 13, 2011 release.

What do you think of the first photo from Priest? What do you think of Bettany and the vampires?