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Michael J. Bassett’s “Solomon Kane” has gotten itself a poster, which was apparently posted on Bassett’s official site, who has since taken it down, but not before Moviehole snatched it and posted it on their site. The 2008 film, based on the character created by Robert E. Howard (who also created Conan), will star James Purefoy as the titular Solomon Kane, described by Wikipedia as “a somber looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms.” After seeing the poster: Van Helsing part deux?
More about “Kane” from Wikipedia:
His adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back.
Howard describes him as a somber and gloomy man of pale face and cold eyes, all of it shadowed by a slouch hat. He is dressed entirely in black and his weaponry consists of a rapier, a dagger, and a couple of flintlock pistols. During one of his latter adventures his friend N’Longa, a black African shaman, gave him a voodoo staff that served as a protection against evil, but could easily be wielded as an effective weapon. It is revealed in another story, “The Footfalls Within,” that this is the mythical Staff of Solomon, a talisman older than the Earth and unimaginably powerful, much more so than even N’Longa knew. In the same adventure with N’Longa, Kane is seen using a musket as well.
“Solomon Kane” is scheduled for 2008. Poster via: