This is a fairly interesting bit of news. Solomon Kane is a character created by the pulp writer Robert E. Howard, who is most well known for having created Conan and even Kull the Conqueror. The character Solomon Kane is another star from his lineup of creations, but so far the world has seen very little from this character aside from a series of Marvel comics. Well, it appears that now is Solomon’s time and a movie has come to introduce him to the world. The film itself appears to have been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years, which is odd but not instantly worrisome. There have also been numerous really great films that have suffered a similar fate within recent years. The nightmarish wait that fans had to endure for Trick ‘r Treat immediately springs to mind. Anyway, the trailer for the film looks promising. There’s a decent chance that good times may be had with this one, but leave a comment and give us your thoughts if you disagree! The movie is due for release through VOD services on August 24th and it will hit theaters shortly thereafter on September 28th. For now, take a look at the recently released trailer and read the following synopsis to get a better grasp of the film.
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.