It’s been a while since we saw a Hollywood take on the ecclesiastical face off between good and evil and Anthony Hopkins looks suitably earnest and clerical in these new pics from Exorcist thriller The Rite.

If you’re a synopsis hound then sniff this,

Inspired by true events, “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith. Directed by Mikael Hafstroem (“1408?), “The Rite” is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the devil’s reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth.

Here’s a trailer to whip you into a religious frenzy and a not-at-all-inspired-by-Silence-of-the-lambs-at-all poster to chill your bones to frantic mush.

Get on your knees and click these pictures for a higher resolution,

Bloody Disgusting had their prints on these first.