Solomon Kane has played just about everywhere in the world but America by now — it even hit Estonia more than two years ago — so, if you’ve waited with bated breath, this is a day to celebrate. In anticipation of its theatrical release, we’ve received a trailer for the Michael J. Bassett-directed, Robert E. Howard-based hack-n-slash trip through 16th century Europe.
Solomon Kane stars James Purefoy (John Carter) as the titular hero — a real door-buster, if the trailer’s advertising properly — who’s tasked with saving a young girl that, in retrieving, will allow him to save his own soul. It’s all familiar stuff, though the trailer does hint at some fun action scenes and even a little bit of original imagery; with movies of this sort coming a dime a dozen, that counts for something. The late, great Pete Postlethwaite also has a part, and a surprise of that sort is an instant bonus; Max von Sydow, one of my favorite actors of all time, is even hidden in there somewhere. So long as the reviews aren’t all misguided, Solomon Kane could prove to be some legitimate fun.
Watch the trailer below (via Yahoo!):
Solomon Kane is expected to hit later this year.
From this first trailer, does Solomon Kane look like some trashy fantasy fun?
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