San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Solomon Kane Finally Gets A Release Date!

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Solomon Kane has been delayed so long, I wonder if it’s still being touted as the first part in an epic trilogy. Three years on the shelf doesn’t seem like an appropriate start to a beloved film series so we’ll just have to wait and see.

And while we’re waiting, we’ve got a new trailer and some release dates for you.

The film was recently screened at the San Diego Comic-Con, where it was announced that Solomon Kane will bow on VOD August 24 before hacking its way into a limited theatrical release on September 28.

Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist), Pete Postlethwaite (The Omen remake), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), and Alice Krige (Silent Hill) all star alongside James Purefoy in the strange tale of a 16th Century Puritan tormented by his past evils.

Captain Solomon Kane (Purefoy) 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.

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  • Vanvance1

    The film hasn’t made enough money that they’d ever consider a sequel.

    This movie has a few moments (especially at the start) where they absolutely nail Howard’s style in visional form. Alas, the movie is not consistent and drifts into the realm of good instead of great.

    It still kicks ass compared to last year’s abysmal Conan flick.