I am a huge Robert E. Howard fan and I finally got to watch the 2009 film Solomon Kane, which tells the origins of Solomon Kane. Even though it’s not based on one of Howard’s stories, I think it’s incredibly faithful to the character Howard created in 1928 and is the best adaption of a Howard character (he authored Conan the Barbarian for those unfamiliar with his work). I also listened to the DVD commentary from director Michael J. Bassett and lead actor James Purefoy and it is a delight. Hopefully there will be sequels, it was planned as a trilogy, because it is sword and sorcery done seriously and with great action, acting, and set designs.
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