Michael J. Bassett’s Solomon Kane film should already be on DVD and Blu-Ray about now, and steeply discounted. But the 2009 film has yet to make its way to North America. In the time since, co-star Pete Postlethwaite has died. I’d lost all hope we’d ever see this one without a region-free DVD player and way more money than I wanted to spend. But I’ve been tempted. There’s a lot of positive buzz on this one. Hell, it’s got a Rotten Tomatoes score of 83%, so apparently it was received favorably somewhere. Anyways, a new trailer was released in time with SDCC 2012, and we’ll finally get a glimpse at James Purefoy in the role of Robert E. Howard’s puritanical badass this September.
Who is Solomon Kane? Imagine the Quaker Oatmeal guy coming to terms with the fact he’ll be spending the afterlife in Hell. He may not have as many orgies under his belt as Conan the Barbarian, but Kane is just as capable and merciless a warrior as his Cimmerian cousin.
But don’t take my word for it.