Just a few days ago Eric was right here treating us all to the official poster for SOLOMON KANE's US release and... it was pretty tame. I mean all we really got was a big shot of star James Purefoy. While still cool and all, it doesn't do much in regards to selling the flick.
Well today Michael J. Bassett's long-awaited medieval romp isn't playing around anymore. We've just scored a look at a brand new poster for the flick which is definitely a lot different than the ones previously released. Instead of a huge shot of Purefoy, this time we're treated to an artistic one-sheet that features some pretty tapped imagery. Don't take my word for it though, just scroll on down to tap that shite! Or you can head on over to JoBlo's Pimpin' Poster Palace. Whatever floats your boat.
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, Kaneís men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devilís 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 journey 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 familyís own deadly secrets as he attempts to save Meredith and all of England from the forces of evil.
Along with Purefoy the flick is also set to star Max von Sydow, the late Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Flemyng, Mackenzie Crook and Philip Winchester. It finally hits the US on August 24th via VOD before hitting theaters on September 28th.