Actor James Purefoy got the lead role in Solomon Kane, an upcoming adventure fantasy movie based on the character of the same name created by Robert Howard. stars in the title role. The character Solomon Kane is described as a somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. The movie is directed by Michael J. Bassett and is set for a release on October 28 in France, but no official release date announced yet for the USA.
Here below two movie posters of Solomon Kane:
“The movie tells the origins of Solomon Kane and is hoped to be the first of a trilogy of movies. When the story opens Kane is a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting in Africa, but after an encounter with a demon, The Reaper, he realizes he must seek redemption or have his soul damned to Hell. He returns to England and lives a life of peace, converting to puritanism, but soon the doings of an evil sorcerer upset his plans and he must take up arms again.”
Solomon Kane makes me think of a puritan version of Kwai Chang Kane set in the 16th century… And maybe because of his dark clothes I can but draw a comparison with Van Helsing… Well I don’t expect anything really new from this Solomon Kane movie…