An impressive lineup of genre actors have joined up with James Purefoy for Michael (Deathwatch) Bassett’s upcoming adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane, the first in a planned trilogy, which we first told you about back here. Purefoy plays the eponymous hero.
Max Von Sydow (The Exrocist), Pete Postlethwaite (The Omen remake), Rachel Hurd-Wood (pictured, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) and Alice Krige (Silent Hill) have all signed on board for the strange tale of a 16th Century puritan tormented by his past evils, who takes it upon himself to battle the evil threatening his kingdom.
Just how much of a genre pic this will be remains to be seen, but the pedigree so far is worth keeping an eye on it. Bassett and crew will start up production, working from a script he wrote, as well, in Prague this month, so expect to hear a lot more about it very soon!
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