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Micheal J. Bassett's wonderful Robert E. Howard adaptation, Solomon Kane, has finally been picked up for USA distribution by new arm of the Weinstien Company, Radius TWC.

The announcement came at just the right time and at just the right place, the San Diego Comic Con where an all new trailer was premiered for the film's theatrical run.

The first part in a trilogy series, Solomon Kane is an epic adventure adapted from the classic pulp stories by Robert E. Howard, creator of "Conan the Barbarian." Solomon Kane (James Purefoy) is a 16th Century soldier who learns that his brutal and cruel actions have damned him. Determined to redeem himself, Kane swears to live a life of peace and goodness but is forced to fight once more when a dark power threatens the land.

Solomon Kane will have a premium VOD release on August 24th followed by a cinema release on September 28th.

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Lenny (10 years ago) Reply

Damn. Totally forgot about this. It's about time!


Arnold (10 years ago) Reply

Really? They decided to finally release this? It's been available online and abroad for a long time now, how much money do the studios think will make from this. It's sad that it won't do well because of this when this film is far better than the Conan reboot.


agentorange (10 years ago) Reply

I'm sure TWC are aware of its foreign status and how that makes it availability to people in various ways.

Very few movies are money makers at the box office. The theatrical run will be very limited and Solomon Kane will make money for the distributor through licencing it over the years to various medium's like Cable TV and Netflix, Red Box and for sale on Blu-ray. It will make its money back over time like most films do.


MrSatyre (10 years ago) Reply

Meh. This is another example of taking what didn't exist in the stories (characterization, for one, demons and such for another) and basically making up a completely different---and far less commercial---Solomon Kane. Kane, for example, never ever ever smiled at young damsels.

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