The official movie trailer of Solomon Kane has finally been released:
“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.”
I still find hard to get much interested in this movie. I think it comes too late: we already had Van Helsing after all… What do you think after watching this trailer of Solomon Kane?
I think it looks awesome. And Solomon Kane definitely deserves a film, even though Stephen Sommers ripped his look for Van Helsing, and thus tainted this film version from the beginning. Strange that the Brits are the only ones making movies now based on work from America’s best 1930s pulp author.
to compare Solomon Kane to Van Helsing is like comparing apples and oranges, Solomaon Kane as a character has depth and history that the modern version of Van Helsing cannot even come close to. Whether the movie can even come close to the genius of it’s author is yet to be seen but as a RE Howard fan I can’t wait to see one of his darkest characters on film.