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November 29, 2007

Exodus 3:12

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James Purefoy, aka Mark Antony from the late lamented Rome, is to play Robert E. Howard's most ass-kickingest of anti-heroes: Solomon Kane. The film is currently in pre-production (via Weird Tales).

Solomon Kane is a fictional character created by the pulp-era writer Robert E. Howard. A 16th century Puritan, Solomon Kane is a somber looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back.

Howard describes him as a somber and gloomy man of pale face and cold eyes, all of it shadowed by a slouch hat. He is dressed entirely in black and his weaponry consists of a rapier, a dagger, and a couple of flintlock pistols.

Add a well thumbed copy of the Geneva Bible and we are cooking with gas.

Update: We very nearly had Ray Stevenson as a detective in “apocalyptic zombie drama”, Babylon Fields. The did not make the cut and, what with the writers' strike - I expect we have missed the zombie boat.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 29, 2007 06:23 AM