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UPDATE!! This English Language SOLOMON KANE Trailer Is Less Russiany!!

Published at: Sept. 11, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST by merrick

Merrick again... IGN has a nicer/sharper version of the trailer, which you can see via the embed below.

The trailer comes from HERE!





Merrick here...
Yesterday we posted the Russian-language version of the SOLOMON KANE trailer (HERE). TrailerAddict now has the same trailer in English. You can view it via the embed below, or find it in HD HERE!


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  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I want to see this everywhere

    by SoylentMean

    or at least at one theater near me

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Love the Hieronymus Bosch bird people.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    That looks awesome, will it get a wide release?

    by SoylentMean

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    well, it will be at Fantastic Fest

    by HEADGEEK

    And I for one can not wait to see this with an audience ready for it!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    This film...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...smells of WIN.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Puritan MOFO!

    by wookie1972

    Conan may get all the press, but Kane is definitely Howard's most original creation. Can't wait.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Nice...

    by BASEMENT_CHEETOH_EATER

    Looks like a guilty pleasure indeed!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    What a relief...

    by bazookajoe

    This looks fucking awesome, Purefoy is a beast.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Can someone explain why fantasy movies have a washed out look

    by toadkillerdog

    I mean, is it due to CGI or what? But for the past 8 years or so almost all of these types of movies just seem a bit lifeless. Am I missing something? Is it supposed to evoke some deeper feeling in me?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Oh my sweet, loving Jesus...

    by whofan71

    this looks totaly awesome! I want to see it now! When is the release date?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    toadkiller, it's probably the lighting you're noticing

    by SoylentMean

    With the heavy handed CGI darker is often better in order to maintain the illusion of reality. A good example of this would probably be Underworld 3. We probably wouldn't have gotten to see that huge pack of werewolves in a daylit scene. Not that a daylit scene with werewolves would make any sense storywise.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    fuckin fantastic fest lucky bastards

    by SoylentMean

    I want to see this now. Hopefully it doesn't suck and it gets picked up by some savvy producer type that isn't a total douchebag.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    This looks good :)

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    A james Purefoy is an acting legend and his Mark Anothny in Rome was brilliant and badass, just like that whole show!v <p> Thirteeth!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    This guy was Mark Anthony in ROME right?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he was one of the very best parts of a great show.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Roger Corman is getting an honorary Oscar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by SoylentMean

    That's some fuckin' cool news right there!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Tigh-Fighter...must you make me look like a retard?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...must you?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    I hope they don't try to get too big and blockbustery...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...at the end because I love the gritty, practical, atmospheric look of the this...the only thing I worry about is the big CG there at the end...you shouldn't do that stuff if you can't afford to do it right. Can't wait.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Thanks Soylent

    by toadkillerdog

    I thought it might be something like that. I suppose we need to wait until the state of the art CGI is advanced enough before natural lighting can be used throughout. I know CGI in limited amount can be used effectively with natural lighting D9 proved that.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Damn, when did this get added to Fantastic Fest?

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I don't remember seeing this in any of the three waves of announced films. It must be a late addition. Hmmm, only one screening at 9:45 on Thursday. Since the VIP badges sold out in 45 minutes last year, there's not much of a chance in Hell at getting into this screening unless you've got a VIP badge or you're James Purefoy.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Sorry FLick ;)

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    I love me some Rome. Its about time Prefoy got his chance to show what a great actor and badass he is

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    .....

    by thebastard

    I just got goosebumps.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Looks like Kane Fights Ringwraiths?

    by frakthetoasters

    He does look like he's fighting ringwraiths. Still Purefoy is a great casting choice.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Russian version was better....

    by Snikkar124

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I'm not gay, but if I'd ever meet James Purefoy

    by Bruce of all Trades

    I would give him a really warm hug.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    that costume gives me Van Helsin flashbacks!!

    by kurdt420

    I'm not saying this will be as bad as Van Helsing, I just hate anything that reminds me of that piece of shit.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Boring

    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    How many times can you people get excited for the same movie??

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Cult Classic

    by ChezKing

    This looks like one of those movies that will fly under the radar. Unnoticed, unacknowledged by the masses just like OUTLANDER. It clearly has its flaws but still looks like a blast. It's always great to see a human fight a giant creature, even if the fx are not perfect. I will definitely see this, hopefully in theaters, but I get the feeling it will probably go straight to DVD. It looks like the makings of a cult classic. But we'll see....

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Solomon Kane, the character looks a hell of a lot

    by AlienDragQueen

    like Van Helsing

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Fuck yeah!

    by IAmLegolas

    and go shove your Van Helsing 2 jokes up your asses, as you don't know what you are talking about. Go read a book.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    required reading

    by IAmLegolas

    http://tinyurl.com/neh9k4

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    ::Shakes head::

    by Vinster

    Guys, Van Helsing (while a fun idea) is pretty much a rip off of Solomon Kane. Especially the costume. S.Summers just moved the time period a little bit. As is the case with most of Summers movies, he starts with a somewhat fun idea...but just goes way overboard. But Solomon was first. And is a much more interesting, layered and bad ass character. So... yea...go read something.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    nice

    by Nobody26

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    That is so FREAKING cool!

    by allykatD

    Wow, have to take a breath here. I haven't been this excited over a trailer in some time. WOW. I remember reading all the Solomon Kane books when I was a teenager, and I loved all the Conan stories, too. I raed any and all Robert E. Howard books I could get my hands on. So whoa. It looks like they did well by the story, but it's been 20 years since I read them... so I don't remember individual details, but I remember the taciturn Kane and the atmostphere of the stores. I'm pretty excited. This looks like what Van Helsing was trying to do. I remember watching that movie thinking to myself that it was more like Solomon Kane. <p>Whew! I think I have to go watch that again.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    you guys got me wrong!

    by kurdt420

    I never meant to compare this film to Van Helsing, in fact I'm sure it will be 1000 times better. My point was that I still hate Van Helsing and I don't want to be reminded of it. So relax, I am not putting down this film.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Badass!

    by Dragon Man

    Great trailer. Hope it gets a really wide release.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Gotta say it again...

    by allykatD

    that is so GODDAMN cool! Can't wait to see it.<p> By the way, that music that cues at 1:10 is by a group of composers that call themselves Immediate. They make *unbelievably* fantastic trailer music. Check them out here: http://www.immediatemusic.com. I have their album Trailerhead. Really, it's pretty intense stuff.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome...

    by jackalcack

    ...and I'd just like to re-iterate all the love for Purefoy and Rome. Anyone who hasn't watched it I envy you. Wish I could erase my memory and enjoy it fresh all over gain.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Bosch bird, I'm surprised I haven't seen...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a movie where all the creatures and environments are directly based on Bosh and Bruegel paintings of hell. Everyone's killing themselves to come up with original creature designs, and that's cool, but that art history stuff is just there for the taking...and it's creepy as hell...

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo

    by Vinster

    Totally agree. <-Art major here. Some of those classic paintings look like the artist actually knew what hell looked like.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Can not wait!

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    EVERYONE thinks this looks like Van Helsing

    by FLYNN_LIVES

    That's going to hurt the film. I was at the Comic-Con panel with the Hall H crowd who barely reacted to the footage. I like Sam Hadida, but this movie looks too generic to compete in America and comparisons to Sommers' CGI nightmare are the last thing it needs. I was personally frustrated that it took the same "prequel" approach as a movie like GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra: "here's a fabricated origin story, come back for the real thing in the second movie." The reason Batman Begins worked was that it was adapted from a number of interesting comics, especially Miller's Batman: Year One. Without a great source like that to draw on, filmmakers tend to create the prequel by sucking the life out of what's on the page, turning everything into bland paste (like GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.) The invention of an origin in Conan the Barbarian was a tremendous success, but that was because you had the convergence of Milius, Stone, and De Laurentiis when they were titans.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    When can we see it?

    by allykatD

    Anyone know? I've been search all over the web and can't find shit on the US release date other than this Fantastic Fest that I unfortunately cannot attend.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Van Helsing: The Less Offensively Retarded Version

    by savagedave

    Which is a good thing. I'll keep an eye out for this.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Man, the Van Hesling jokes'r gettin' old...

    by ChezKing

    Seriously, all it's doing is showing your ignorance that's all.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Great movie

    by Charles Martel

    Saw this when AIN was kind enough to give some tickets away to a preview here in LA some time back. I love Howard and have been reading him since a kid. Much like "Conan the Barbarian," this story isn't *exactly* Howard but, to be honest, is about as close as you can get to capturing the pure, pulpy joy of Howard on screen. There are some very, very Howard scenes and moments. Not a perfect film, but fantastic enough to warrant seeing this in theaters. And DEFINITELY good enough to demand a sequel. As our host had reason to comment at the time of the preview screenings, there are so many places they could take this character - ghost haunted castles in Europe, pirates, demon plagued Africa, lost civilizations, etc.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    This looks just like Van Helsing!

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    .. I mean look! He's got a hat! See! Van Helsing had a hat too! Jeez. I bet you guys think "Midnight Cowboy" is the sequel to "Fistful of Dollars"

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    They said this is the first of a trilogy

    by ChezKing

    Any confirmation on that?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    I can't believe how much you people love this film!

    by kurdt420

    Usually you guys tear apart movies you havn't seen yet. What makes this one so special that you feel you must defend it so strongly? What if it IS worse than Van Helsing? then all of this arguing was for nothing.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Woo hoo! Can't wait!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    And, kurdt420, perhaps it would behoove you to review the differences in cast and creators between other "movies we tear apart" and this one. It might illuminate some differences and clear up your confusion.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    well if that theory is true

    by kurdt420

    Then why are so many of you guys ripping Avatar apart? If we are going on cast and creators alone, then there is no way it can possibly be a bad movie. So no, I am still confussed Bicycle Sharer.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Hell YES!!!

    by Red Ned Lynch

    He's got the hat! He looks just right! You know, as a kid I always dreamed of Charlton Heston in this thing, but James Purefoy looks fantastic. I want to see this movie yesterday!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo: That film is coming--Nightscape

    by Ultraman2000

    Nightscape is an indie feature incorporating art/design concepts derived, in part, from the paintings of Bosch, Bruegel, and a variety of surrealists. The film is currently in preproduction, with a trailer scheduled to shoot this fall. Hopefully, it will signal a return to smart, surreal horror after years of pointless torture porn.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    @ Kurdt420

    by ChezKing

    I think the problem was that fans were genuinely excited for Van Helsing before it came out, and really wanted to like it. The original trailers for VH were pretty great. But in the end we were all given the shaft. In this case, it's kinda back to square one, but the difference this time around, is the production, director and actors are on a much smaller scale and have clearly done the best with what they were given to work with. People can tell this is not a perfect movie and are willing to forgive its weaknesses. But of course, we still don't know for sure what we are getting. The trailer is very promising. Another thing, now that most are beginning to realize that Solomon Kane is a creation of Robert E. Howard, they want to treat it with respect. He is a much loved author and his character has been due the good film treatment. Hopefully this is the case....

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Kurdt420...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...as for the Van Helsing thing, watch a movie called Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter and you will see the same basic idea done well by Hammer (actually some of the same guys who made the Avengers T.V. show). SS rips off various things from various people and mashes them together to make his black hole movies. In this case, after stealing the premise from Captain Kronos (good movie) and the monsters from Universal (a lot of good movies) he stole the HAT from Solomon Kane. Then he channeled all these great influences into a horrible insult of a film. Solomon Kane, on the other hand, is an extraordinary character, a puritan killing machine stalking the world on the hunt for evil. He wore a hat SS stole. That is the connection. As for why you're seeing excitement, other than the source materials some of us have been waiting a very long time to see on screen, check our the makers, the acting talent and (though you wouldn't know this, being unfamiliar with the character) the fact that, at least in this trailer, shit looks tight and right and proper. Yeah, I'm really excited about this one.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I dig it

    by YackBacker

    I mean, I know it will have its faults- it will suffer from the modern "bring it" attitude that anti-heroes are required to possess in these kinds of movies. But all that aside, this looks ENTERTAINING and that is unto itself a rare commodity.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Is he meant to be Irish or English?

    by vadakinX

    I'm confused. He seemed to be moving between a Hollywood Irish accent and a English farmer accent. One man, two stereotypes.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Why thank you Ultraman2000...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'll keep my eyes open for it. Your post was like miniature essay...hell, it had an introduction, two supporting sentences, and a conclusion. I'm speechless...

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I've never ripped Avatar

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    And you've got to apply some thinking and some common sense to this process, Kurdt420. Some people are gonna rip 'cause they're in a bad mood (their daddy's wouldn't jerk 'em off or whatever), some are gonna rip because of a predisposition ("dude, Cameron is totally overrated"), some just to annoy you (or others), some 'cause you (or others) have annoyed them ("Avatar is gonna fuck yer eyballs in 2009, dude!" ad fucking nauseum), and some just genuinely aren't impressed with the trailers they've seen or the stories they've heard.<p>There are a plethora of reasons for ripping one film while hailing another based solely on a trailer (or story leak or pre-disposition or whatever).<p>Seriously, Kurdt420, you're either being willfully ignorant 'cause you're upset that people are unfairly (to you) maligning Avatar (which you seem to look forward to) or you need to drop the "420" from your moniker and put down the bong. This is *not* rocket science.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Honestly, Kurdt420

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Who gives a fuck what anybody says at all at any time? You got a brain, right? I got plenty of flicks I love that others either hate, dislike, or are neutral about. I seriously couldn't give a shit less 'cause my likes and dislikes are based upon what I see, think about, and enjoy. Not what some jerk wad on the internet insists is "gonna be teh sux!" Seriously, Kurdt420, you might've been born at night, but it wasn't LAST night, was it?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Ultraman2000

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Nightscape, huh? Sounds good. Loves me some Bosch!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Very excited for this.

    by strosmer

    I've known of Conan since I was a boy, but only recently have I begun to study up on Robert E. Howard, his life, and his amazing contribution to pulp fiction. I realize now that a Solomon Kane movie has been a long time coming, what a great character. As long as Bassett has done his homework, this should be a fan pleaser.<p>I find it strange that there seems to be no controversy over the similarities in design between Kane and The Shadow though. Each have slouch hats, black capes and clothing, and carry twin pistols. Solomon Kane was first on the scene in 1928, followed shortly by The Shadow in 1930. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    You know what's amazing....

    by ChezKing

    Robert E. Howard created Solomon Kane in his late teens. That is pretty damn cool. Before he created Conan the Barbarian.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Visual similarities noted, Strosmer

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Good catch though. Never thought of it. Other than that, though, the similarities end. Never cared much for The Shadow. Always loved REH (since I was, like, 12 - thirty years ago)! After this, I want to see some Conan done right, some straight on REH horror, and some REH westerns. I grew up chewing up REH, Kenneth Robeson (aka Lester Dent), Lovecraft, Poe, ERB, Tolkien, and the like.<p>Oh, forgot to mention El Borak! Perfect timing for him.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Dude, El Borak

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Imagine him as a mercenary and adventurer in modern day Afghanistan with the U.S. military playing the role of the British in the original stories. Everything else stays pretty much as written 'cause it, literally, HAS NOT CHANGED, just the occupier is different.<p>Wow. That's amazing. Think I'm gonna go write a script and contact Howard's estate.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Bicycle Sharer, Point Taken, Bicycle Sharer

    by kurdt420

    but you do contradict yourself a bit, Bicycle Sharer. you very politely insult me and my chosen user name (April 20th happens to be my birthday) because you did not agree with what I thought about other posters opinions, Bycycle Sharer. But then you turn around and say "who gives a fuck what anybody say at all at any time?". Well obviously you do, Bycycle Sharer. Oh Yea, And I really couldn't care less about Avatar, I'm holding out for Bad Boys 3!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo & The Bicycle Sharer

    by Ultraman2000

    Your interest in Nightscape is duly noted. The teaser trailer should be available in the new year, though there's no announced production or release date for the film. I'll find appropriate talkbacks to provide periodic updates. Or alternately, submit a piece to AICN.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    No insult intended, Kurdt420

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    A simple attempt at humor based upon an assumption about your screen name. I wasn't trying to insult you and we never disagreed. Makin' an attempt at humor (either you're willfully ignorant or you're high), jokingly, again, referring to your moniker. If I wanted to insult you, I could and would. Being high is not really that much of an insult (more like modus operandi out here in LA) and we weren't really disagreeing.<p>On that topic though (insults, disagreements, and whether or not one cares what another thinks), whether or not I care what one thinks about Avatar (or Solomon Kane) in so far as I'll bemoan that one is given better treatment than the other or effects my opinion of either, has absolutely no bearing upon my insulting someone who's opinions or reasons I disagree with.<p>See, just 'cause I don't care whether or not someone shits in public on the sidewalk in Des Moines, doesn't prevent me from calling him "gangrenous bag of puss-ridden donkey jizz" for doing so. I personally don't give a shit what someone does in Des Moines (or Milwaukee), but that doesn't prevent my offering an opinion on their actions (or opinions).

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Ultraman2000...are you a robot?....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...your posts are so professional...they make me uneasy...

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I was ready to rip this apart, but

    by Nizzuts

    I actually think it looks good.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Bad Boys 3!!!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    LOFL, Kurdt420!<p>Also, look at it this way, I personally don't care if someone is a racist (against black or white) or a homophobe or an anti-Semite; fucking be an asshole and think what you will. I respect their right to think and say whatever the hell they want and I reserve the right to think and call them assholes. In the end, though, unless I allow it to, none of it really effects me at all.<p>Ultraman - keep us informed. Post here if and when you can the link. Thanks.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Think He'll Get His Soul Back At The End?

    by Crow3711

    Probably not, right guys? Hollywood NEVER takes that angle.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Looks like fun

    by 5 by 5

    I don't care if this does or doesn't look like Van Helsing - looks good to me and I'll be watching it.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    No soul back, Crow3711

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Gots to save that 'til the third in the trilogy (ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease)!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I Am A Little Confused Though

    by Crow3711

    And I'm not hating on the trailer, its pretty good, IMO, I'm interested in seeing it. But, as some people above have stated, I'm also confused as to why this trailer gets such incredible praise from so many who seem to be in the crowd of moaners and haters of literally almost anything else. It honestly does look, in some ways, like just because a movie isn't mainstream with a giant hype-machine behind that it gets hailed as the next great thing without any evidence of that. It's just strange when big movie trailers are consistently torn apart and shit on on these TBs, and then you come in here to see generous praise heaped on it and, beyond that, actively DEFENDED by people. It's just a trailer, what are you defending? None of us have seen it. I'm not really criticizing that at all, I'm just saying it seems strange. So much hate for everything else, but movies like this and that Outlander movie also, which was paraded around on here and defended in much the same way, but as I hear it, is fairly average and generic and went unnoticed just like the trailer. Strange phenomenon.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    An updated Conan would be the shit as well,

    by strosmer

    Bicycle Sharer, especially since LOTR has proven itself on film. I think REH is essentially the American version of Tolkien. I think I actually like his work even better. I guess it resonates with me more than Tolkien at any rate. But a balls out rendition of the Hyborian Age would be a cinematic feast. Open the film with "I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and I am content." El Borak would be great too. Bring on the Oriental stories. Hollywood should just start pumping out all REH material on film, there's a wealth of entertainment to be had there.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Is Ultraman2000 a robot?!?!?!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Dude, look at his name! Of course, he's a robot! Sent here from a totally cheesy, but cool Japanese future (complete with silly zooms on silly costumes while "striking poses") to tell us about the coming greatness of "Nightscape!"<p>Japanese kid with backpack toting sidekick shakes head in double take and points toward the horizon.<p>JAP KID: Look!<p>(camera zooms in on kid's face)JAP KID (cont'd): There he is!<p>(to sound of "whuts" and "gasps" from Jap kids, we...)<p>QUICK CUT to desolate, empty cliff edge (which is obviously some sort of dump or construction site).<p>ULTRAMAN2000 strikes an heroic, vaguely katana-ish pose in his tight-fitting "robot" suit of shiny silver, blue, and red!<p>CUT TO:<p>CLOSE UP on ULTRAMAN2000 as he shifts into a different pose. (Vaguely computer-ish BLEEPS as he moves.)<p>ULTRAMAN200: Be careful, kids!<p>CUT TO:<p>CLOSE UP on JAP KIDS as they ad lib some overdubbed "huhs" and "whats" and "us."<p>CUT TO:<p>ULTRAMAN2000 on that cliff as he changes poses (to vaguely computer-ish BLEEPS). He pauses, then reaches one gloved hand up to punch some "buttons" on the glove of his opposing hand. ZOOM in on this. (Other vaguely computer-ish SFX to accompany.)<p>ULTRAMAN2000: That's right, kids. Be careful. You haven't seen the forthcoming "Nightscape." You don't want to miss that.<p>CUT TO:<p>JAP KIDS shaking heads in agreeement, ad libbing "no" and "not us."<p>Shit, that's it for me. You guys, get the picture. All this intended as silly fun, Ultraman 2000, no insult intended.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Strosmer, it would honor me to be in humble...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Agreement with you. Well called! More REH, done right without "Hollywood-ization" (read: "coked-up retarded exec 'improving' the material")!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Although I can see it now...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Fucking McG wanting to split the focus of a Bran Mak Morn story between a Pict warrior and Bran Mak Morn and trying to figure out a way to do a battlefield heart transplant from the kindly and repentant Pict to Bran Mak Morn!<p>McG snorts a big fat nasty line off a hookers ass. Sniiiiffff! Snort!<p>"Wooooo! Wooo hooo! Okay, dude, I got it. They totally use Druid magic to move the heart to Bran Mak Morn! Wouldn't that just be... tits!"<p>No, McG, you worthless fucking use of space this planet has ever spawned, it wouldn't be. It wouldn't be at all.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Crow3711, Someone finally sees my point!

    by kurdt420

    Thank you good sir in stating so elegantly the point I was trying to make originally. Great minds do think alike! Sooo...What are your thoughts on Bad boys 3? Can't wait can ya?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    And Crow...Kurdt...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...people who comment on this site are usually highly invested in the source material from which the movies are drawn. If something looks like it was respectful to what made them love the source material in the first place the movie tends to get a lot of love. If it looks as though the movie is misusing or disrespecting the source material it tends to get hate. This trailer makes it look as though this movie is being very respectful to those things that made the source material loved by the people who love it. See? Easy peasey.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Fuck, you got to be kidding me, Crow3711

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Let me try again:<p>Some people are gonna rip 'cause they're in a bad mood (their daddy's wouldn't jerk 'em off or whatever), some are gonna rip because of a predisposition ("dude, Cameron is totally overrated"), some just to annoy you (or others), some 'cause you (or others) have annoyed them ("Avatar is gonna fuck yer eyballs in 2009, dude!" ad fucking nauseum), and some just genuinely aren't impressed with the trailers they've seen or the stories they've heard.<p>There are a plethora of reasons for ripping one film while hailing another based solely on a trailer (or story leak or pre-disposition or whatever).<p>Seriously, Crow3711, you're either being willfully ignorant 'cause you're upset that people are unfairly (to you) defending Outlander (which you seem to judge deficient) (rightly so) or you need to drop the "3711" from your moniker and put down the bong. This is *not* rocket science. (Little joke there, Crow. Ask Kurdt; he'll explain.)<p>No insult intended, but where's the confusion? You have dealt with human beings on this planet before, right? You understand that just by stating shit the way you and Kurdt have will just 'cause some to praise this film will be simply to annoy you now, right? See, that's a motive there. Someone thinks you're idiotic in *your* supposed "confusion" over why human beings behave in different ways and decides to annoy you by doing the exact thing that you disdain.<p>You're not from, like, Vulcan or a robot from the future like Ultraman2000, are you? You're old enough to type so (unless you've been raised in a shed in some dude's backyard in SoCal with only a computer to link you to the world) you understand that behavior is motivated by multiple things, many of which are illogical and most of which are contradictory?<p>If you are living in that backyard, trust me: not all chicks look like the ones on the porn sites and human beings behave in illogical and contradictory ways with vehemence. (*Gasp* *Shock*) Sorry, dude.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Well said, Red Ned Lynch

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Well fucking said. Good point.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Whoa

    by Crow3711

    Okay, I get it, fanboys are fickle bitches. You didn't have to waste your time with all that shit. Why all the insults? Get a grip.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    And Yes. I'm a Vulcan.

    by Crow3711

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Solomon Kane is a complete Outlander rip off!

    by kurdt420

    ok NOW I'm just trying to get under peoples skin.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Who's insulting you, Crow?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    People are fickle, contradictory, and illogical.<p>I thought that, since you didn't grasp "fanboys are fickle" before, that you needed many, many, many more words to get it. I mean, it's pretty fucking simple, but you complete and utter amazement and incredulity, a complete lack of understanding and befuddlement for such a simple sentiment that everyone else seems to grasp readily and almost intuitively. But, hey, I'd never want to insult you, dude!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Go, Vulcan Crow3711

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I wanted pointed ears myself as a child. For real. I used to paint pictures of Spock and Vulcan in art class (hand to God). Ah, youth!<p>Just funnin' with ya, though, Crow. It's all in good fun. Trust me; if I wanted to insult or offend, the sentences would be a lot shorter, in all caps, and have a lot more four-letter words in 'em. Didn't mean to insult you, dude. Just kidding.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    How DARE you compare Kane to Outlander

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Kurdt420, you are the most ridiculous, retarded sucker of his daddy's dick to ever wipe the jizz off his lips for long enough to post his syphilitic ramblings on AICN! Kane ripping off Outlander!<p>Just kidding with ya, Kurdt420! Kane ripping off Outlander? In the words of Hannibal Lecter, "that was good."

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Conan the Barbarian is a rip off of....

    by ChezKing

    Conan the O'Brien! Where is the shame!!!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    It's all right in front of your face!

    by kurdt420

    Solomon Kane has people in trouble, it has a monster (or Monsters) it has a Hero who comes to save the day, and lets not forget plenty of action and drama! If that dosn't have Outlander written all over it, then you are blind as a bat!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute, kurdt420

    by ChezKing

    Are you freaking serious???

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    No, Chez, he's fucking around.

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Pretty damned funny though!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I especially love the Fargo-esque...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Outrage and insults: "...then you are blind as a bat!" Bwahahahaha! Gold, Jerry!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Hellztathemuthafuckenyea!

    by donkingkong

    Please be as awesome as that trailer, i don't even care if it looks like LOTR.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    can't wait for this

    by El Borak

    awesome.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Hey, El Borak!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Been thinking 'bout a movie featuring you! (See above posts) How's Afghanistan?

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Sweet christmas!!

    by Uncle Stan

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Kane was Howard's best character.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Someone should film Howard's "The Iron Man."

    by Uncle Stan

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Flickapoo & The Bicycle Sharer: Confession Time

    by Ultraman2000

    I guess my Turing Test failed miserably. Clearly, I don't come across as human enough to fool you. Back to R&D on the emotion chip! Or, maybe just install a faulty grammer card modeled after the poorly transliterated dialogue in Zero Wing: All your base are belong to us, indeed!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Oh don't get me started on LOTR!

    by kurdt420

    medieval style towns, dragons, angry villagers and don't get me started on the primitive weapons. Can anyone NOT steal from Outlander? Peter Jackson should hand back his Academy Award in shame!

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I can dig it.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Let's do this thing.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    LOL,, Ultraman2000

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    ROFLMAO! Nice.

  • Sept. 11, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Not familiar with Soloman Kane other than what I've read about the movie on this site. However, Robert E. Howard? I'm fucking in! <br> <br> This looks like it's got some substance to go along with all of that style, looks kind of how I always imagined a Conan movie SHOULD look. Can't wait to check it out.

  • Sept. 12, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    JESUS FUCK

    by jolaz

    This looks epic. I'll go see the shit out of it.

  • Sept. 12, 2009, 8:21 a.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by sanzaru

    Regarding the Birdman masks and Bosch-isms: if you haven't already, be sure to check out "The Marquis" comics by Guy Davis. Brilliant world-building and creepy design, right in this vein of things.

  • Sept. 12, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Has anyone mentioned

    by Johnny T Williams

    That apparently this was made for 40 million dollars? This looks (at least based on the trailer) so awesome it makes me wonder wtf other directors spend so much money on when they make big fantasy movies like this one..

  • Sept. 12, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    sanzaru....thanks...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'll look it up.

  • Sept. 13, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    costume design...

    by slaine70

    As one of the concept designers on the film I can say that everyone was conscious of Van Helsing from the very beginning, there was even mention of losing the hat but in the end I think everyone knew Van Helsing had taken the look from Kane so we wanted to stay true to the character. As someone who has seen the finished film its a much darker and grittier movie. Purefoy work brilliantly as Kane and once he dons the costume I think all thoughts of a Van Helsing rip off will be gone. Looking forward to hearing peoples thoughts on the final movie!

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