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Wow. Michael J. Bassett’s “Solomon Kane”, his adaptation of the Robert E. Howard character, is finally getting a Stateside theatrical release. This is a 2009 title, mind you, a film that we reviewed over two years ago. To celebrate that announcement, the distributor has released a new trailer. It’s, uh, the exact same trailer as from three years ago, unfortunately, which is a bit disappointing. You’d think with a new theatrical release date, they’d make the effort to put out a new trailer, but apparently that was too much trouble. Which is a shame, as “Solomon Kane” was a pretty good action-adventure, and though it had some missteps, James Purefoy as the swashbuckling hero was pretty dead-on. I enjoyed it for the most part.
Solomon Kane (James Purefoy) is a fictional character created by the pulp-era writer Robert E. Howard, the same creator of Conan. In the movie, a 17th century Puritan named Solomon Kane is a somber-looking man who, after a long life of evil deeds, now wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back.
Starring Pete Postlethwaite, James Purefoy, Samuel Roukin, Robert Russell, Ben Steel, Max von Sydow, Philip Waley, Anthony Wilks, Philip Winchester, Jason Flemyng, Patrick Hurd-Wood, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Ryan James, and Alice Krige.
“Solomon” is finally unleashed on U.S. audiences this September 28, 2012.
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