The long wait is over: the U.S. will at long last get a look at Michael J. Bassett's SOLOMON KANE, a film we've literally been writing about since 2007, when James Purefoy first nabbed the lead role. As is often the case with a film like this one, SOLOMON KANE has appeared in dozens of international territories, hence most of our readers from around the globe are probably wondering what the hell the big deal is. But us Yanks don't wish to miss the party, and the road to domestic distribution is a perilous one, my friends. No one knows it as well as Solomon Kane, but his journey is almost at an end.
Here you'll find the official one-sheet for the action-adventure yarn, which comes courtesy of Radius TWC. It's actually quite similar to previous posters release; only a few modifications have been made.
Check out the full synopsis to find out what this puppy's all about.
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.
Starring James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Flemyng, Mackenzie Crook and Philip Winchester, SOLOMON KANE lands on VOD on AUGUST 24th and swings into theaters on SEPTEMBER 28th.