James Purefoy, who if you never saw Rome on HBO was the badass to end all badasses as Marc Antony, stars in Solomon Kane, based on the stories by Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard. No US release date set yet.
Armed with a rapier and flintlock pistols, Solomon Kane dresses in black, his pale face and cold eyes shadowed by a hat. He is a true rogue, blasting and slashing forward on a mission of pillage and plunder in war-torn North Africa in the late 1500s. When the devil lays claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul, Kane escapes only to face the sobering truth: in order to seek redemption, he must renounce his wicked ways and devote himself wholly to a pious life. His new-found piety is put to the test when he is forced to return to his murderous ways to save England from the grasp of evil.
Pillaging must’ve sucked in the 1500s. “Yaarr, hand over the food that doesn’t have sh’t all over it!” Anyway, this could be cool, but when I heard “Solomon Kane” I was expecting a guy riding around on a sled named Rosebud and chopping babies in half. Get it? Solomon… Kane…? *sigh* Fine, I’ll get back in the locker again.