It’s a good news day for fans of pulp writer Robert E. Howard. Earlier, we told you about the latest developments on the long-in-gestation Conan film. Now, we have casting news for another film based on Howard’s writings, Solomon Kane.
James Purefoy has already been announced as the one bringing Howard’s 17th century Puritan to life. Joining him on his quest to rid the world of evil are a cadre of strong character actors- Pete Postlethwaite, Max Von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alice Krige, and Mackenzie Crook.
According to EmpireOnLine, acting legend Von Sydow will be playing Kane’s father. Hurd-Wood will be playing a character by the name of Meredith, with Postlethwaite and Krige will play her parents. Crook, last seen in the Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy, will be playing Father Michael.
Solomon Kane is supposed to begin production later this month. Director Michael J. Bassett is planning on making a trilogy of Kane films if the first proves popular.