Conan The Barbarian a new hope for Solomon Kane in the US?

It’s been a while since Solomon Kane swung the rapier on the European silver screens, but the long journey across the big pond, to the motherland of the character’s creator Robert E. Howard, has not yet been abandoned. As an independent production, Solomon Kane, as any other indie production, is a tough sell to the big distributors, because they do not want to be presented with a finalized film they cannot tweak or influence to their audience liking and more importantly, they want full control over the brand.

A brand is where the real money is these days and George Lucas knew this back in the day, when he signed the contracts with the studios, that he gets the right to produce toys and merchandise for his Star War series. Needless to say, he made millions and millions.

But there is a spark of hope. The tag-line “from the creator of Conan The Barbarian” surely sparked a bit of interest in peoples mind, but even the famous Conan brand lost a good bit of it’s charm, simply because the governor laid down his sword over 25 years ago and a brand can only live for so long, before the public interest slows down considerably. All that is about to change. Conan The Barbarian is going to come to the cinemas again this year on the 19th of August 2011 and it is published by Lionsgate.

As the producers have said, they wait up producing Red Sonja until they see how successful the Sword and Sorcery film Conan will be and we assume that a successful Conan could spark renewed interest in the Solomon Kane franchise and the movie. While the wait to see The Puritan has been long for many of us (who haven’t yet imported the DVD/Bluray), there is yet hope.

For news on the Conan movie and the latest rumour, check out Taranaich’s Conan Movie Blog.

5 Responses to “Conan The Barbarian a new hope for Solomon Kane in the US?”

  1. Monolith says:

    GOOD NEWS!

    Paul Berrow “wandering star” announced yesterday that there will be US release across all platforms! There is still hope we get the sequel. He mentioned: ” Soon the distributor will be announced and the film will seee a US release. I am not promising the hoo haa we might have wanted but it will see the light of day across all platforms. The next outing of the Puritan will be decided later this year. Wish you all the best and thank you for all the support. Best Paul”

    Here is the link:

    http://www.conan.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=7401&pid=180461&st=1200&#entry180461

  2. max says:

    That’s great news. Hope they don’t cut anything out of the movie like so many distributers are doing when “importing” indipendent films.

  3. hmliz2 says:

    “The tag-line ‘from the creator of Conan The Barbarian’ surely sparked a bit of interest in peoples mind, but even the famous Conan brand lost a good bit of it’s charm…”

    1. There is so much apostrophe failure in this line, I can’t even begin.

    2. So, WHEN is this coming out in the U.S.?

    That’s all.

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