Rutger Hauer is in theaters this week with the release of Jason Eisener's awesome grindhouse tribute (and Grindhouse) tribute Hobo With A Shotgun. The man's been in tons of films, and he told me himself in a Hobo interview that he may well hold the record for most on-screen deaths in Hollywood. Get on that, Guinness.
Now Hauer has his next project lined up, a horror flick for Neil Jones called The Reverend, in which he'll play... wait for it... The Devil. He'll star alongside Giovanni Lombardo Radice, who plays The Almighty. The news comes from GeekTyrant, which also confirms that Stuart Brennan, Tamer Hassan, Doug Bradley and Emily Booth have been cast.
If you want something more concrete that Rutger Hauer-as-Satan faces off against God, here's an official synopsis:
Fresh from seminary school a new Reverend embarks on his first parish. A small, low maintenance Chapel based in the quiet idyllic setting of a quiet country village. While on the surface the village seems to be a peaceful parish, with perfect residents, soon it becomes apparent that something more sinister lurks beneath the facade of a local businessman. On a wet, cold night a mysterious girl visits The Reverend at the chapel. Cold and upset she is welcomed in warmly, soon it becomes apparent that her visit is not for sanctuary but to deliver a message, a message in the form of a deep, bloody bite... Awoken with an unknown, uncontrollable thirst a confused Reverend can find no evidence of the girl from the night before, with nothing but the thirst and memory of the bite, The Reverend embarks on his mandate, to clean up the village and the neighboring estate, by preaching or feasting.
Above you can see the first image from the production, which will hopefully be turned around quickly. More Hauer is never a bad thing.