Monday, July 16, 2012

Solomon Kane looks to impress

The trailer for the forthcoming action/horror film Solomon Kane is mighty impressive; feels like Hellboy meets Van Helsing...

I have to say, despite being a big fan of the character's creator Robert E. Howard (who also birthed a little barbarian you might know- Conan) I've never read anything featuring Solomon Kane. From the looks of that trailer though, I'm glad to have made his acquaintance.

CAPTAIN SOLOMON KANE is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents.
As the story opens, Kane and his band of pillagers are carving a bloody path through hordes of defenders in an exotic city in northern Africa. But, when Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his mission takes a fateful turn. One by one, Kane’s men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil’s own Reaper -- dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane at last manages to escape, he knows that he now must redeem himself by renouncing violence and devoting himself wholly to a life of peace and purity.

His newfound spirituality, however, is quickly put to the ultimate test when he begins his journey across an England ravaged by diabolical human Raiders controlled by a terrifying, masked Overlord. After Kane fails to thwart the brutal slaughter of the Crowthorns, a Puritan family that has befriended him, he vows to find and free their enslaved daughter Meredith -- even if it means jeopardizing his own soul by re-embracing his murderous talents for a higher cause. His determined search eventually brings him face to face with his family’s own deadly secrets as he attempts to save Meredith and all of England from the forces of evil.
Look for Solomon Kane (starring James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Mackenzie Crook, and Philip Winchester) to blast a hole through VOD services on August 24th- and if you'd rather check out all the demon stabbing action on the big screen, you'll be able to catch the film in theaters on September 28th.