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The Russian SOLOMON KANE Trialer Is Here For The Moment...

Merrick here...
I'm not exactly sure where this comes from, although I suspect it may've originated over at ComingSoon (HERE) who describes the project thusly:
The first part in a trilogy series, the film is an epic adventure adapted from the classic pulp stories by Robert E. Howard, creator of "Conan the Barbarian." Solomon Kane (James Purefoy) is a 16th Century soldier who learns that his brutal and cruel actions have damned him. Determined to redeem himself, Kane swears to live a life of peace and goodness but is forced to fight once more when a dark power threatens the land.
So here's the SOLOMON KANE trailer - in Russian. I don't know what they're saying, but it gives you a good sense of the film's style and production values I think. No word on release dates/patterns yet (to the best of my knowledge).

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  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST


    by David Assholehoff

    1st comment sayeth meh

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    I'll Pass

    by roberthorry

    on this.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Looks better than I would have expected

    by Acappellaman

    I'd see it as a rental.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Seen it before.

    by David Assholehoff

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Doesn't look THAT cool to me

    by DerLanghaarige

    But I will check out the full movie when it comes out. Never judge a movie by its trailer.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Good to hear Yakov Smirnoff getting work again...

    by Ronald Raygun

    Doing voiceovers for trailers in Russia

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Been done before

    by David Assholehoff

    This is just "Van Helsing 2: From Another Camera Angle"

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Is 'trialer' Russian?

    by jackalcack

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Bring on Conan The Librarian

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    Damn. Somebody just whupped out a UHF joke. Not a very good joke, but whatever. Librarians with swords = I'm there.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Van Helsing 2

    by Mr_Satan

    electric bugaloo. Someone had to write it. Might as well be me.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST


    by loki965

    Actually, having read the books, I think it has the feel of those novels. Very bleak and brutal.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    Puritanical ass-kickery... and get ready for a landslide of Van Helsing ripoff accusations. It's kind of like people who accuse The Kinks of ripping off Van Halen. Van Helsing was a poor Solomon Kane ripoff, not the other way around.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    I'll see it bc Pete Postlethwaite is in it

    by D.Vader

    I love that guy. <p> And yeah, it looks pretty cool too.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Same pple who think Puppetmasters ripped off Body Snatchers

    by D.Vader

    When in reality, The Puppetmasters came out a few years before Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    weary-assed talkbackers piss on yet another property

    by malificus

    Van Helsing? Because of the HAT? What a load of douchebags, it doesn't matter jack shit what people put on film any more, if it's got action it's cheesy action, cgi destruction? there's not enough story, too much story and it's boring, sitting your fat, lazy, uninspired asses in front of your computers pissing on every damned thing, oh! unless it's Tim Burton or the Coen Brothers.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Top Vodka Commercial!

    by RoaringInYourCleavage

    I'll have a bottle of what he's had, thanks... Seriously, out of all the pulp writers, Howard's work is probably the least interesting as movie source material. This has derivative writ large all over its rugged but instantly forgettable pasty countenance...

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Takers poster is fake!!!

    by Snikkar124

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Is it just me, or does it look like a sequel to Van Helsing?

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Still, James Purefoy is fucking cool, so I'll give it a go. Looks like a fun flick for a Friday night.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by Omar B

    The more REH the better, I'm happy. Also, anybody notice that the voice they are using for Solomon sounds like the main dude from Nightwatch/Daywatch?

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Hopefully after Armagedon...

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    when the Dark Lord rules the Earth, dubbing will be outlawed, well dubbing and cockteasers

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    yay some REH on the big screen

    by palewook

    been too long. now where is red nails.. its overdue.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    "I swear to live a life of peace and goodness!"

    by YackBacker

    That statement amuses me. A lot.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by Karl Hungus

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    Yes, this looks good. Put it on the 'See' list.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    You ignorant sons of bitches...

    by TheManFromDodgeCity

    Stephen Sommers ripped off the production for his hack Van Helsing from the design of Solomon Kane as described by Howard in the 19 fricken 20's! Not the other way around? What came first? Solomon Kane or the uneducated dumbass? Answer? Solomon Kane

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Looks good. They should hand this guy Castlevania.

    by Raymar

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    So the balrog survived...

    by VicenzoV

    ...and the bearded old man was fooled.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Solomon Kane sucks

    by The Helper Monkey

    I have seen this movie and it doesn't just suck, it blows. Don't be fooled by the constant pimping on this site. Don't go see it.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST


    by HorrorFan81

    Looks like Van Helsing meets Lord of the Rings. And did I see some of the creatures from The Descent in there as well?

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    ADD Trailer

    by AlienFanatic

    Holy heck that trailer hops around faster than a frog on an open grill. I hope that when they edit it for the U.S. they have longer storytelling cuts. Of course, trailers like this are usually cut this way so that people can't dweall on them too long, indicating a product that will, in all likelihood, stink.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    The comic con footage was great

    by MattmanReturns

    This footage doesn't convey the scale of the movie.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Looks really cool.

    by fiester

    How is this out in Russia and not America already?

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Actually VH was a rip off of Vampire Hunter D who

    by Dingbatty

    was in turn a rip off of Solomon Kane.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    James Purefoy, Thomas Jane and Aaron Echkart

    by AlienDragQueen

    are the same fucking person

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    What Van Helsing SHOULD have been

    by twogunjames

    You can't deny, Van Helsing was a rip off of Solomon Kane in terms of his wardrobe. Not much else, sure, but at least this won't have count chocula as the villian.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    H E L L Y E A H

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Just bought WolfHound on DVD-the russians are kickin our butts in fantasy world these days. <p> Meh all you want naysayers-you will be wrong in the end-This movie looks fantastic! <p> People call me... WolfHound :D

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST


    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    You got that right! For me it's a tie between Van Helsing or Blade: Trinity for movies with the worst Draculas ever.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by Mr.LordBronco

    They are devils and demons-messed up ones!-Check yourself before you wreck yo self! <p> Maybe you should go watch Michael Jackson's new movie, "This is it"

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Count Chocula... heh heh

    by Crock_Samson

    twogunjames got it right how much Richard Roxbury sucked in that fucking role. Even if Solomon Kane ends up eating a hot bowl of shit in the final product, it's trailer is still more entertaining than the whole of Van Helsing. This looks pretty good right now, but I have a feeling it'll be this year's Outlander in returns.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Allright you primative screwheads, LISTEN UP!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Stephen Sommers stole the look and nature of Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane to squander on that epic piece of shit, "Van Helsing." Not the other way around. This is not "Van Helsing 2," but due to this ignorance on the part of American audiences, I will likely have to watch this film on the SyFy channel, because American distributors aren't going to pick it up for theatrical distribution. Damn you! Damn you all to HELL! I want to see "Solomon Kane" NOW!

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST


    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    Huh? I'm sure that was meant to be some kind of an insult but it makes no sense. "devils and demons-messed" Wha? Roxbury: shitty Dracula ... Purcell: shitty GQ Dracula or "Drake" but they refer to him as 'the original'

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    I know it's not VH2 I was Joking

    by Mr_Satan

    FUUUUUCK..And I actually liked Van Helsing escapist trash as it were. Same way I like Zoolander. It's stupid as shit but I can't turn it off.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    English muthaf....a! Do you speak it?!

    by butterbean

    We speak English round these parts, pilgrim. Get it? Pilgrim? Because Solomon Kane was a ...never mind, I fail at life.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I will give this a chance since I enjoyed Wolfhound

    by mr dark

    Mr.LordBronco you are right sir..The Ruskies are kicking our butts in the fantasy dept. and doing it for less. Wolfhound was a wake up call..We have to be ever vigilent against the sneaky Russians and their takeover of Hollywood as we know it..Before you know it they'll be doin Conan the King and it will be in russian for gawd's sake..We must not allow those pesky Ruskies the chance to take over the fantasy film world..

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck You Hollywood

    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    Looks like shit.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Looks far better than Wolfhound

    by kafka07

    no offense to Wolfhound fans.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Glad to see Purefoy headlining

    by Wandering_Prophet

    If you watched Rome, you now that James Purefoy is a superstar waiting to break out, hopefully this will do it. Looks like fun.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    looks really cool

    by SpawnofAchilles

    I really want to see this.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    like how people say LOTR ripped off star wars?

    by mynemaborat

    the way some people say this is ripping off van helsing is the exact same bullshit that some totally ignorant fools claim that lord of the rings was just a rip off of star wars. that makes me laugh so damn hard.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    mr satan

    by mynemaborat

    u liked van helsing in the same way you like zoolander?? i can accept that you like watching van helsing for escapist fun, but seriously, zoolander was actually quite clever in it's way and funny as hell... the only way i can find humor in van helsing is by laughing AT it, not with it. zoolander, definately laugh with it.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    If Lord of the Rings and Van Helsing had a kid

    by bbbbeeeennnn

    and that kid grew up and had a kid with Hellboy, this movie would be the result.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    It's not a russian film

    by twogunjames

    The film isn't Russian made, it just happens that it got distro there, and a trailer released first. It'll probably get a direct to DVD release in the US. Maybe ondemand the same day, something like that. Unless some studio exec pulls his head out of his ass and sees what a huge film this could be. Could be the next District 9 if they gave it a chance.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    If Christopher Lambert and Hugh Jackman had a love child...

    by miss_marples


  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Kate Beckinsale and her outfit

    by MattmanReturns

    Only good thing about Van Helsing.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Ooh, plague doctors

    by rev_skarekroe

    I made a plague doctor costume to wear to the Renaissance festival, but I never got a chance to go.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by lprothro

    Don't forget the template that they were all cloned from...Christopher Lambert!!

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    They Left Out the Scene Where I Had a Beer...

    by Solomon Kane

    and Carla Gugino.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    It looks surprisingly "Lord of the Rings"-ish

    by Chewtoy

    I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this is a bit more sword-and-sorcery than I had thought. But then, I don't really know much of anything about Solomon Kane.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    This looks fucking great, very REH. And Purefoy as Kane is the best fucking genre casting I've seen in years. Perfect. <p> I still hate what they've done to Kane's origin and motivation, but I might be willing to let that slide if the film lives up to the promise of that trailer. <p> Now let's see them find an actor to fit the Conan role as well as Purefoy fits Solomon Kane. Yeah, right...

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Oh and...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...the "Van Helsing 2" talkbackers fail at life, literature and movies.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    harrumph! DocPazuzu

    by butterbean

    Well said!

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    i didn't know

    by chipps

    Pete Postlethwaite knows russian.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Kane Visual Recipe

    by Cheif Brody

    1. Dash of The Crow <p> 2. Smidge of Outlaw Hosie Vales <p> 3. Tea spoon of Spawn <p> 4. 1/3 cup of Conan The Barbarian <p> 5. 2 shakes of Lord of the Rings <p> 6. a pinch of Underworld <p> 7. and a heaping helping of Van Helsing. <p> Trailer wasn't as bad as thought it was gonna be. Of course...thats without the dialog...which may prove to be its ultimate undoing. I'll withhold judgement until it speaka da english.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    The Comic-Con Footage Sucked

    by garybuseys_incisors

    This movie is going to be terrible. How it got into Hall H I'll never know. Quint talked it up a ton and I was really excited to see a sword and sorcery movie done right, but man the footage was terrible.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    In a land.....

    by MonkMayfair

    where you'll never need sunscreen.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    So it's van helsing by way of Bloodrayne?

    by Kizeesh

    That's how it looks from that trailer and how the lay-moron will see it.<p> I'm already sold.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Count Chocula as villain!

    by cyberskunk

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    When is Solomon Kane not Solomon Kane?

    by berserkrl

    This doesn't look terribly promising. In the original stories Kane is more gaunt, grim, and dour -- almost a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Severus Snape. Plus most of his adventures take place in Africa, fighting Ancient Evils in Crumbling Lost Cities. I can't see anything distinctive to the original in this trailer; it does look all too much like Van Helsing. Why go to all the trouble to get rights to the source material and then ignore the source material?<p>Check out the beautiful artwork using the "Look Inside" feature on the book's Amazon page: <p>That's what this movie should look like.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    So this is a movie about a trial?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Or does Merrick REALLY need spellcheck?

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    the dialogue..

    by nolan bautista

    ..sounds like its being played backwards..

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    the dialogue..

    by nolan bautista

    ..sounds like its being played backwards

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by ScriptCunt

    Ya know, we live in a time when studio sfx teams can create entirely realistic worlds in CGI and yet they still insist on using the most fake-ass faux snow possible. Geezus... even the LOTR trilogy used crap-ass soap flakes fluttering around... what's up with that?

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    You ladies are too hard to please...

    by chaburchak

    Swordplay? Check. Mayhem? Looks like it. Well okay then. Besides, it can't be anywhere near as shit-headed and odious as VAN HELSING. That one lost me when he whipped out the machine-gun crossbow and couldn't hit a cow on the tit with a tin cup. Sorry, Hugh, but I require a degree of accuracy from my heroes.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Looks dark and moody

    by pumaman

    And my missus LOVES the leading man , so we'll go see it regardless. It does smack of Van Helsing though. Needs more monsters methinks. I see Pete Potato-head is in it. He's a pretty damn good actor but always shows up drunk for promo interviews :-)

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Van Halen <p>Van Helsing <p>Coincidence? Not, I suspect, to the knuckledraggers...

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Nice artwork in the book

    by cyberskunk

    That's by Gary Gianni, who did some nice (in my opinion) work for some Shadow comic books.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Van Helsing?

    by antmanx68

    Anyone making these comparisons to Van Helsing is a useless fartknocker.... Vampire Hunter D and Van Helsing completely ape Solomon Kane, not the other way aruond. And even in Russian it is obvious that the tone of this film does not even remotely resemble Van Helsing (or VINO, van helsing in name only). This movie looks pretty good... Even though it doesn't seem to be a direct adaptation of a Kane story it seems to be in that style and very true to them. James Purefoy is an awesome actor who could save this movie even if it was otherwise crap, which it doesn't look like it will be. I have a feeling people will be surprised by this.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Attention Nerds

    by The Helper Monkey

    Seriously, I wouldn't lie to you. I've seen this cheap ass piece of shit. IT IS TERRIBLE. It's not SyFy worthy. Hell it's not even Lifetime worthy. The acting, writing, and directing are lazy, amateurish, and undeserving of both the source material and your praise/dollars. Some of you will not believe me. You will have to witness the travesty with your own eyes. So to that I say his brother does not die at the beginning. His brother is the Villain. Also I've seen better FX on a Mac Book. And you'll swear it was written and directed by Uwe Boll once you've seen it. Enjoy!

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    gone .....

    by pita1963

    gone , gone, gone , gone ....

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Bring on BRAN MAK MORN!!!

    by BranMakMorn

    Not biased of course.

  • Sept. 10, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST


    by haki1138

    come on correct the headline. Seriously, we can't check a single sentence before we post it?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Anyone who didn't see the comic con footage

    by MattmanReturns

    has no clue what they're talking about yet. You're judging this based on a trailer that isn't even in English. This is 80s style sword and sorcery. It's NOT Van Helsing at all. The swordplay is brutal and the action scenes are shot old school style, with the camera pulled back and lingering, so you can actually see what's happening. It's not A.D.D. Bourne style editing that is all the rage now. And to those of you saying Solomon belongs in Africa, the director indicated the next film will take place there. This is basically a setup for Solomon's character.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Helper Monkey, you sir are a liar

    by MattmanReturns

    The scenes at comic-con, which featured special effects, drew resounding cheers from the audience. No Uwe Boll film will ever do that. The effects, especially the mirror wraiths, were top notch. The cinematography is worlds above anything on SyFy. Your claim is laughable.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Uwe Effects

    by Kizeesh

    I dunno, when I watched Name of the king on Blu ray, the first 5 minutes looked pretty spectacular, that whole elven Valley money shot and the close up of Ray Liotta snogging Leelee Sobleski with his face turning translucent was pretty good.<p> Granted the rest of the movie was 500 yards of mind rape...

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST


    by alienindisguise

    The spelling and grammar has gotten progressively worse on this site. If you guys need a spellchecker then hire me!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    In Soviet Russia, the spell check uses you

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer