Back in September one of the films that seemed to receive overwhelmingly positive reviews was Michael. J. Bassett's Solomon Kane. I myself was not too keen on it, and I believe at one point I called it Van Helsing on crack, but that does little to alleviate the fact that the film, which features James Purefoy as the titular hero in a struggle between his new faith and saving a family from evil, has received a lot of buzz and is looking to be a winner, especially among the genre crowd.

For those who have not been fortunate enough to see the film at a festival, Fangoria has reported that Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. rights to the film at the American Film Market. Fango goes on to say that the it has yet to secure a release date, but there are rumblings that a theatrical release is a possibility. Whether this means a wide release or limited is anyone's guess, but even though I had misgivings, it is indeed a fun film and worthy of a viewing.

Update: Official word from Michael J. Bassett is that 'Solomon Kane' has NOT been picked up by Lionsgate. From his Twitter: "Lionsgate + Solomon Kane = not true."

Trailer after the jump.

categories Movies, Horror