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(2011)

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The girl Priest is looking for is called Lucy. This is a throwback to the Dracula of Bram Stoker, where there is also a character named Lucy, who is also an engaged redheaded girl in need of saving.
Karl Urban gets to give a severe thrashing to Brad Dourif in this movie, after having been prevented from doing so by another character in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
The animated opening was more of a compromise solution because the studios had no interest in going over budget for a live-action version of the century-long battle of humans against vampires, so the scene was done by animation which was much cheaper to realize.
Stephen Moyer did this film between seasons of playing a vampire in True Blood (2008).
This is Paul Bettany's fourth time playing a religious character. He played a monk in The Da Vinci Code (2006), the Archangel Michael in Legion (2010),a priest in The Reckoning, and a priest in this movie.
Gerard Butler and Steven Strait were originally cast.
Cam Gigandet played James, a vampire, in Twilight
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Director Scott Stewart originally wanted Brad Dourif's character to appear as a human/vampire-hybrid in the second half of the movie. Unfortunately, Dourif was only available for two days of shooting, so Stewart 'had to kill him off'
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