SAN FRANCISCO – Actor Cam Gigandet is best known to legions of Twihards as the evil vampire tracker James who was intent on killing Bella in Twilight. The actor is stepping into the realm of vampires again in the new Sony Pictures 3D summer action movie, Priest, only this time he’s playing a human. The actor, who made a name for himself in the hit TV series “The O.C.,” talks about filming in 3D and why he’s addicted to Call of Duty in this exclusive video interview.
Priest is an action thriller set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires,
Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.
Film fans may also remember Gigandet from his roles in the horror film, The Unborn, and the martial arts film, Never Back Down. A native of the Pacific Northwest, the actor has been keeping busy in the kind of genre films that he enjoys watching in his free time – when he’s not playing Xbox 360.
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John Gaudiosi has been covering videogames for the past 20 years for outlets like The Washington Post, CNET, Wired Magazine and CBS.com. He has focused on the convergence of entertainment and videogames for outlets like Video Business, Home Media Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Gamerlive.TV and is also a freelance game columnist for Reuters and writes for outlets like Forbes.com, NVISION, Official PlayStation Magazine, EGM Now, Geek Monthly, PrimaGames.com, and Yahoo! Games. John also serves as the video game expert for NBC in Washington D.C. and has produced videogame documentaries for The History Channel and Starz Entertainment. John was named one of the Top 50 Game Journalists in the world by Next-Gen.biz in 2007. He is the co-author of Scholastic Books' How to Get into Videogames, Prima Publishing's Madden: Twenty Years of Videogame Football and Electronic Arts: The Official History.