CBR: CCI: Solomon Kane
Demons, swords, and a whole lotta blood make their way to the big screen thanks to this adaptation of Robert E. Howard's character. CBR was at Comic-Con to hear what the filmmakers had to say about the prioject.
Full article here.
Really looking forward to this and hope it turns out to be the real deal. And it's a minor detail, but there are no Solomon Kane "books." All of Howard's Solomon Kane tales are short stories. They've been collected in book form several times, but if you have one you more or less have everything.
Do they have a distributor or release date yet?
I'm really looking forward to this one, but I suspect the "hardcore warrior for God" angle will set a lot of people in Hollywood against buying it...
I think Solomon Kane is outlandish enough that most people can look past the religious angle. He's no more grounded in reality than Van Helsing was (incidentally, Van Helsing (the movie) was a complete ripoff of Solomon Kane, only sucky). It's just that Solomon Kane's fantasy world is a much darker one.
It's not like the movie is an evangelical Christian propaganda piece.
But yes, I hope somebody picks this up sooner rather than later. It has the potential to be quite good, and I think even a modest (if not big) hit if they release it in that March timeslot that they've used for movies like 300 and Watchmen.
I think Purefoy's one of the very best actors out there, but I'm not sure he's the right physical type to play the tall, gaunt Kane. I'll almost certainly give this a try, though.
The twisted side of me almost wants to see a wrathful Puritan swashbuckler slicing his way through adulterers, "witches" and other assorted sinners.
Originally Posted by Jmacq1
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After reading the article, and prior ones, I was tempted to get the Dark Horse collection that came out this week.