Michael J. Bassett’s Solomon Kane is Finally Getting a U.S. Theatrical Release


James Purefoy in Solomon Kane (2009) Movie Image

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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  • I am a Ro Beast

    seen it, was good but production cost made the movie a bit cheap but good movie overall

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I really enjoyed this. I’d also oove a sequel. The character is interesting and has some very cool adventures and supporting characters. I’d love to see them pop up. Better than the Conan remake with half the budget, but better script. They did a very good job of building characters.

  • The 14th Warrior

    I have the UK Blu Ray. I think it is a solid film, much better than the Conan remake. Much better than Crash…I mean Clash Of The Titans. For the modest budget this film had, I would say that it would have made a ton of money at the box office in 2009, if it had been picked up for release.

    I believe that part of the reason that it wasn’t is, the fact that it is a solid movie with good acting and good effects and it didn’t cost $100 million to make. I think Hollywood saw something that it didn’t like. A Hollywood caliber film shot overseas that could compete with the big budget blockbusters, so they froze it out and shelved it for a few years hoping it would look dated and cheesy.

    I am looking forward to seeing this film on the big screen though.

  • Notgivingit

    i happened across this page while viewing some trailers on apple.com. i was like wait a minute didn’t this movie come out a few years ago? then i was like “oooh maybe it’s a sequel?” i was then saddened to find out it was being advertised as “coming in august 2012″ but it’s a movie that was actually released several years ago just not here in the states. while i enjoyed the movie when i saw it when released i think i will definitely go see it on the big screen. there’s just some movies that deserve that big screen treatment and this should have gotten its due back then.