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November 22, 2007

Solomon Kane Poster

— Posted by John Campea

I’m really looking forward to Solomon Kane for 2 very important reasons. First of all I’m a fan of the whole sci-fi/fantasy genre, and secondly because I’m a James Purefoy fan (ROME, A Knight’s Tale). Not to mention the idea for Solomon Kane sounds kind of cool too:

James Purefoy has been cast as puritan swordsman Solomon Kane in a movie of the same name to be made from the stories of “Conan the Barbarian” creator Robert E. Howard. Kane is a 16th century soldier who learns that his brutal and cruel actions have damned him but is determined to redeem himself by living peaceably. But he finds himself dragged out of retirement for a fight against evil.”

Like Nono (Italian for Grandfather) always said “You can never go wrong with stories of ancient warriors seeking redemption by fighting evil… pass the turkey”


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  1. I agree, for the most part, that Hollywood scripts should stick closely to the source material. However, that it doesn’t mean this movie will suck. The trailer looks pretty good. It’s no Lord of the Rings, but still, it looks like it will be entertaining.

  2. No, no, no! Queen Elizabeth I was *not* Bess. Solomon Kane hated the queen as she stood against the puritans. He said himself:

    “She herself has lied to and betrayed the folk of my faith…”

    And there is nothing about redemption in Solomon Kane. That and the love interest is what will really ruin the character. As Hollywood always do.

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  4. (Type your comment here. Make sure you’ve read the commenting rules before doing so) Bruce and Per Plex are right. These hollywooders constantly take someone else’s characters and re-write them. It is sickening. I have LONG been a fan of REH, Edgar Rice Burroughs and numerous other authors, saying the stories I read would make such great movies, if only they were done RIGHT. They never are. As horrible as the 2 Conan movies and the Kull movie were, I’m amazed a studio would touch an REH idea anymore.

  5. If that description is accurate, this will be ANOTHER adaptation made by idiots who haven’t bothered to grasp the essence of the very character they’re trying to portray.
    Actions have damned him? Redemption? Retired? Bull. If you want to make a Solomon Kane movie, make it about Solomon Kane, not some perverted, clichéd, spaghetti western-version of him. Don’t, for God’s sake, let this be another Van Helsing.

    The poster looks OK though, and I love Purefoy (not romantically), so I hope my gut instinct about this one is wrong.

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