The movie showcases the origin of the character and looks at who Jacob Matthews was as a human and how he turned into a vampire. The setting is the Salem witch trials of the 1690s and the hysteria of the time plays into Matthews’ beginnings.
Joining Pine in the horror drama is Mark Ruffalo as Father Kent, a mysterious priest who mentors Jacob Matthews and helps set him on his path. Also joining the cast is Emilia Clarke as Jacob’s wife.
The hope by the studio is that the movie will be the first in a series of movies featuring the character, “We’re looking to expand the world of Father Matthews, using the new cast as a clean slate to move forward with different stories. We’ll be jumping through time a bit, the Salem witch trials in this one, the old west in an upcoming film, and the roaring 20s after that. There is so much fun stuff to explore.” Father Matthews is slated to be released in late summer.