A few days ago I got to speak with Cam Gigandet at Comic-Con. While some of you may recognize him from The Unborn, The O.C., Never Back Down or Pandorum, most of you will probably know him from the first Twilight movie as he played James (the villain). Since wrapping on Twilight, Gigandet has been working constantly and he’s got a few projects set to come out soon…with one of them being Screen Gems Priest (which was the reason I got to speak with him at Comic-Con).
During the interview we talked about how he got involved with Priest and what the film’s about. We also talked about why he’s so press shy, what it’s like being back at Comic-Con, his thoughts on 3D movies, what does he take away from being in the Twilight franchise. He also revealed he’s been cast in director Joel Schumacher’s Trespass alongside Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman. Hit the jump to watch the interview:
And since most of you don’t know what Priest is about…here’s the synopsis. The film gets released next May.
Priest is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. Paul Bettany is Priest, a legendary warrior priest during the last Vampire War, who now lives in obscurity among the other human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities controlled by the Church. But when his 18-year-old niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires in the desolate wastelands outside, Priest breaks his sacred vows and ventures out to find her and seek vengeance upon those responsible, especially their brutal leader (Karl Urban). Priest is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, Hicks (Cam Gigandet), a local outpost sheriff, and Priestess (Maggie Q), a member of his former legion of vampire-killers who has otherworldly fighting skills.
- Has he been to Comic-Con before
- Can he walk around anonymously on the convention floor
- 1:15 – Is he press shy?
- 2:30 – We talk more about doing press
- 3:30 – What drew him to Priest? Talks about the world of Priest
- 4:20 – Talks about his character and what the film is about
- 5:20 – What are his thoughts on 3D movies
- 5:50 – What does he take away from being in the Twilight franchise
- 6:50 – Talks about his next movie Trespass with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman that’s directed by Joel Schumacher