I’ve been looking forward to Michael J. Bassett’s Solomon Kane ever since we caught some glimpses of the sword and sorcery film back at Comic-Con. The film stars James Purefoy (Rome) as the titular Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian) character, and also includes Pete Postlethwaite and Max von Sydow among its cast. We haven’t seen much from the project up until now, aside from a trailer several months ago.
Today, the studio announced that they’ve released several clips from the film, including behind-the-scenes footage, in a convenient video widget. They’ve also included a higher quality version of the trailer, which definitely gives us a much better look at the scope of the film.
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UPDATE: The English version of the trailer has appeared, so I’ve replaced the original embed with the new one.
At Comic Con, we saw the first footage from the independent production Solomon Kane, based on the character and stories created by Robert E. Howard. Now there’s a trailer for the film, which will shortly be playing in the Toronto fest’s Midnight Madness program. Sadly, the clip’s text and audio is in Russian, but you’ll probably be able to get the idea anyway. This is straightforward sword-and-sorcery storytelling, and anyone should understand all the necessary basics without any extra dialogue. Read More »
The characters of Robert E Howard have taken a surprisingly long time to get to the screen. Only Conan has really made a splash, and even that character hasn’t had the continual screen presence you might expect. But the independent production Solomon Kane, directed by Michael J Bassett and starring James Purefoy as Kane, could help bring Howard back to theatres. Bassett and Purefoy, along with producer Samuel Hadida, brought Kane to Hall H, where they showed off an exclusive trailer and three long clips from the film. Read More »