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Among the films at Comic-Con this year is “Solomon Kane”, starring James Purefoy and based on “Conan” author Robert E. Howard’s fictional works. It’s written and directed by Michael J. Bassett, who has done a couple of movies that I dug, so I’m definitely going to give this one a spin. The film is scheduled to hold its panel on Saturday, July 25 in the infamous Hall H, which basically means your chances of getting into the panel to see swanking first footage from the movie is, well, it’s a toss-up, isn’t it?
Anchored by a star-making performance by James Purefoy (RESIDENT EVIL, ROME, THE PHILANTHORPIST), SOLOMON KANE is an action-packed, dark and intense story with a stellar supporting cast, including Pete Postlethwaite (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE CONSTANT GARDNER), Max Von Sydow (CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE TUDORS), Rachel Hurd Wood (PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER), Alice Krige (DEADWOOD, SILENT HILL, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT) and Mackenzie Crook (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy).
Said Michael J. Bassett, “I hope that when the fans see the clips of Kane and meet James Purefoy they’re going to know that this film is an authentic and serious minded attempt to make a quality heroic-fantasy movie. Robert E. Howard is one of the founding fathers of fantasy fiction, so being able to bring him to the true genre fans of the San Diego Comic Con is really exciting and a huge privilege for me.”
Veteran producer Samuel Hadida said “It’s been a long journey to bring SOLOMON KANE to the big screen and I’m excited to unfold new images from the film at Comic-Con where the fans have been so supportive of Robert E. Howard’s work for such a long time.”
If you don’t get into the panel, at least you can say you saw the new poster and an image from the movie. Check them out below.
Also, the Toronto International Film Festival has selected the film for its Midnight Madness line-up.