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Some horse whisperer in Prague managed to take some video tape of a city siege being filmed for Michael J. Bassett's upcoming Solomon Kane film and since it's starting to feel like we're never gonna see hide nor hair of the film for quite a while (honestly, some stills?... anything?) I figured I'd post it up as an update.

The last we brought you on the Robert E. Howard adaptation were those awesome pieces of production art but all that did was wet my appetite for more. The clip after the break is pretty horse-centric, and you can tell this dude was only interested in capturing the beauty of thoroughbreds in stride, but it gives you a peek at some of the baddies (the leader of whom reminds me a bit of General Kael from Willow).

Mr. Bassett, if you're out there, when can we see some real footage from your film? And PS, we're big fans of Deathwatch if that wins us brownie points;) Full synopsis and footage after the break.

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 men are carving a bloody path through hordes of defenders of a city in northern Africa. But when Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, things start to get strange.

It turns out that the castle is inhabited by evil demons but Kane and his men push on deeper into the keep, hell-bent for of treasure. His men are picked off one by one and eventually Kane is left alone facing down a ten-foot beast ... THE REAPER. The demon tells Kane that he’s come from Hell specifically to get him. Though Kane manages to escape the demon, he knows that he must redeem himself by renouncing violence and living a life of peace and purity.

It isn't long before his newfound spirituality is tested when he journeys across an England ravaged by diabolical human raiders who fight under the command of a terrifying, masked Overlord. When he fails to stop the slaughter of a family that has befriended him, Kane vows to free their daughter, who has been enslaved—even if it means putting his own soul in peril by renouncing his vow of peace. His search brings him face to face with the brother he thought dead and the evil sorcerer who has manipulated him for his own ends. In the process of saving the girl and defeating the magician, Kane learns that he has been saved from the Reaper in order to fulfill a new destiny—to defend the innocent and fight evil wherever it may occur.

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HermitDave (13 years ago) Reply

Ummm, "This is a private video..." ???

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