Solomon Kane Trailer Makes Evil Pay

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 1:54 pm,

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Today we have the first official trailer for Solomon Kane, a fantasy adventure film loaded with action, produced by Davis Films. It stars James Purefoy (Rome, The Philanthropist) as the puritan warrior with blades on a quest to vanquish evil from the earth during the 16th century.

We’ve mentioned it a couple of times before but there are some good movies coming soon that have no US distributors yet. One of those films is Solomon Kane. Screen Rant reported on the footage from San Diego Comic-Con shown for Solomon Kane at their presentation and it looked great. Then, we got a look at some new stills, and those too were good. Now, IGN has an exclusive trailer for Solomon Kane which you can check out below.

The trailer is the Red Band version so prepare for violence…

Based on the books by author Robert E. Howard (Conan) and directed by Michael Bassett (Wilderness), Solomon Kane has a very distinct Lord of the Rings meets Van Helsing feel to it with action reminiscent of Gladiator. And so it should because Howard is considered to be a major influence in fantasy writing during the 1920′s which puts his writing a few years ahead of Tolkien.

I like the look of Solomon Kane so far, and the imagery is very nice but some parts feel a little on the cheesy side. Some examples of this are when Kane kicks up his swords to fight with them, Kane telling the bad guys if he kills them he is going to hell, and the “final” demon battle where he says “Come on.” That being said, it looks significantly better than Van Helsing and hopefully it will be more fun as well.

This film is the first of a proposed trilogy so hopefully it banks some nice coin so we can see more Kane on his adventures around the world. Is this movie something you want to check out?

Solomon Kane premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival next week and hopefully that will lead to a North American Distributor picking it up.

Solomon Kane currently has no evil-ass-kicking date in the US.

Source: IGN

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  1. Looks pretty good to me. It does have the Van Helsing feel to it but a lot more dark. Looking forward to seeing it.

  2. ok – movies like this fire me right the f%#k up! looks awesome.

  3. oh .. its look better than LOTR

  4. That looked as cheesy as hell!

  5. @ AD

    LOTR comment DENIED.


    I dunno its kinda iffy. I agree it looks very much like Van Helsing, and I couldnt stop thinking about the ELi Roth Grindhouse trailer of Thanksgiving when I saw his hat and suite. ROFL

  6. Have you read any of Howard’s SK stories? His dialogue WAS cheesy by today’s standards [and pompously self-righteous], but it was pulp fiction and the style of the time. However, that doesn’t stop me from immensely looking forward to this. SK was always my favourite Howard character, and frankly after Ahnold as Conan, and Kevin Sorbo as Kull, James Purefoy can’t be anything but an improvement.

  7. Holy S###! Kane LIVES and it’s JAMES PUREFOY! I cannot wait! Keep your fingers crossed for NA Distro! ( The bald actor from JP3 is a talent as well)

  8. better be better than van hellsing

  9. @patrick

    That wouldn’t be terribly difficult to do.