Solomon Kane Finally Set For US Release

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Solomon Kane is a character you may not have heard of, but you should have. Created by Robert E. Howard, Solomon Kane is a Puritan who wanders the world with no goal other than to vanquish evil. His adventures ran in the magazine Weird Tales, then Marvel published a comic in the 70s and 80s. Kane’s last home was Dark Horse who republished some of his feats.

A feature length film was made in 2009, and after some delay, is finally making its way to the states on VOD  August 24th with a theatrical release on September 28th.  The film stars James Purefoy as Solomon Kane. Purefoy is best known as Mark Anthony in HBO’s award winning series Rome.  Also among the cast are Max Von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Jason Flemyng who comic book fans may know as Azazel in X-Men First Class.

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 journeys 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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