Trailer for Solomon Kane: There are many paths to redemption. Not all of them Peaceful.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Finally a trailer for Solomon Kane! Written by Robert E Howard the creator of a huge host of characters including; Conan, Red Sonja, and Kull the Conqueror. Solomon Kane was a puritan that wondered the face of the Earth with no destination and a zero tolerance for evil. Think a middle ages Clint Eastwood that encounters supernatural beings. Apparently this is the first in a trilogy and if the trailer is anything to go by it looks kick ass. Hopefully it won't be another big budget fantasy film that disappoints in the same way Van Helsing and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen does.

At one point Christoper Lambert (Highlander) was going to be Solomon Kane, which would have been interesting. However after watching "The Philanthropist" (first couple of episodes are mediocre, but Purefoy shines) I was keen to see James Purefoy as the stoic Solomon Kane. Looking at the trailer it seems the film is an adaptation of " The Castle of The Devil" and "The Sword of Solomon Kane". Both of which were released in comic format recently.

Jason Flemyng one of the stars of Solomon Kane recently hosted a Q&A for Kick Ass. I was kicking myself afterwards as I did not know he was in Kane. A missed opportunity to gain some insight into the treasure chest of Solomon Kane.

Michael J Basset writer & director of Solomon Kane can be found here on Twitter @michaeljbassett and his blog is!

Paul Berrow Producer of Solomon Kane can be found on Twitter here @paulberrow

Expected release date:
France 18 May 2009 (Cannes Film Market)
Canada 16 September 2009 (Toronto Film Festival)
Russia 31 December 2009
Netherlands 14 January 2010