'Solomon Kane' Trailer
Robert E. Howard-Based Film Finally Getting U.S. Release
Published: 07/14/2012, Last Updated: 07/16/2012 06:13am
Comic-Con News: Sometimes it takes awhile for the "Comic-Con Effect" to take hold. Michael Bassett’s epic historical film of Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane, was shown at Comic-Con in 2009, but hasn’t been able to secure a release until now. Today it was announced that the movie, which stars James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Ward, and the late Pete Postlethwaite, will get its U.S. theatrical debut on September 28th.
Ordinarily when the release of a film is delayed it is a prime indication that the movie is a real stinker, but that is certainly not necessarily the case when it comes to foreign films, like this savage saga of Howard’s Puritan Avenger, which was produced (in English) by a consortium of French, Czech, and British companies. This $40 million production was filmed in the Czech Republic and has been released in Europe and in the U.K. where it received an excellent 82% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
From the looks of this trailer, Robert E. Howard fans will want to check out Solomon Kane, which also hits video-on-demand on August 24th.
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