Solomon Kane

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Solomon Kane is a 2009 French-British-Czech dark fantasy action-adventure film written and directed by Michael J. Bassett based on the pulp magazine character Solomon Kane created in 1928 by Robert E. Howard. James Purefoy stars in the title role. read more

Solomon Kane is a 2009 French-British-Czech dark fantasy action-adventure film written and directed by Michael J. Bassett based on the pulp magazine character Solomon Kane created in 1928 by Robert E. Howard. James Purefoy stars in the title role. Despite optioning the rights in 1997, filming did not begin until January 2008. The film is an original story for the Kane character and intended to be the first of a trilogy. The plot follows a redemption story for Kane, from the end of his life as a privateer, through the salvation of his soul by rescuing a Puritan girl and the beginning of his life as the Puritan avenger of the source material. It was produced by a consortium of French, Czech, and British companies and mostly filmed in the Czech Republic. The film was first shown at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. It went on general release in France, Spain, and the UK over the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. Reception was generally favourable, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 66% following the UK/US release; the film's atmosphere and Purefoy's acting attracted the most acclaim.

Original Release

09/16/2009

Cast

James Purefoy Solomon Kane
Geoff Bell Beard
James Babson Skinhead
Laura Baranik Prisoner
Matthew Blood-Smyth Merton (as Matthew Blood Smyth)
Brian Caspe Priest
Pete Postlethwaite William Crowthorn
Alice Krige Katherine Crowthorn
Mackenzie Crook Father Michael
Max von Sydow Josiah Kane
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

M.J. Bassett

Writers

M.J. Bassett, Robert E. Howard

Creators

Robert E. Howard

Cast

James Purefoy Solomon Kane
Geoff Bell Beard
James Babson Skinhead
Laura Baranik Prisoner
Matthew Blood-Smyth Merton (as Matthew Blood Smyth)
Brian Caspe Priest
Pete Postlethwaite William Crowthorn
Alice Krige Katherine Crowthorn
Mackenzie Crook Father Michael
Max von Sydow Josiah Kane
Jason Flemyng Malachi
Rachel Hurd-Wood Meredith Crowthorn
Patrick Hurd-Wood Samuel Crowthorn
Anthony Wilks Edward Crowthorn
Isabel Bassett The Witch
Mark O'Neal Kane's Soldier #1
Robert Orr Kane's Soldier #2
Richard Ryan Kane's Soldier #3
Frantisek Deak Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark Lieutenant Malthus (as Christian Michael Dunkley Clark)

Producers

Michael Berrow Executive Producer
Victor Hadida Executive Producer
Paul Berrow Producer
Samuel Hadida Producer
Marcelo Anciano Producer
Kevan Van Thompson Producer
Philip Waley Producer

Editors

Andrew MacRitchie

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