Solomon Kane was completed in 2009 and has screened internationally, but it will finally receive a US release later this year. The film screened last week at Comic-Con and a new trailer has also made its way online.
Solomon Kane will first hit video-on-demand August 24th, with a theatrical release to follow on September 28th. While there is no mention of how many screens the movie will play on, we expect it to be a limited screening and will have more details when they are available.
“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, Kane’s men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil’s 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 family’s own deadly secrets as he attempts to save Meredith and all of England from the forces of evil.”
Solomon Kane was directed and written by Michael J. Bassett, who recently wrapped up Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The film stars James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Mackenzie Crook and Philip Winchester.