Solomon Kane: pretty cool for a Puritan
Sure, Conan rocks. But of all Robert E. Howard's pulp heroes, I've always preferred his grim Puritan swordsman Solomon Kane, fighter of 16th century ghosts, demons, and vampires. And I'm thrilled to learn that a Kane movie is in the works, the first of a planned trilogy directed by Michael J. Bassett and starring James Purefoy. The promotional poster is pretty cool. The very mediocre Van Helsing of a few years ago was a kind of lame Solomon Kane rip-off. I'm hoping this will turn out to be the real deal.