Solomon Kane Dresses Like Van Helsing, But Kicks Genuine Ass


Given Topless Robot‘s readership, I’m guessing most of you know that Solomon Kane is one of Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard’s other characters — a gun-slinging, sword-swinging Puritan who basically wandered the earth in the 1600s and killed bad guys. You might not have known there was a movie coming out about the character starring James Purefoy (who did a great job as Marc Antony in HBO’s Rome) — and finally, the first trailer as arrived. Admittedly, it’s all in Russian, but I’d say it’s looking pretty good. That might just be because I have no idea what they’re saying and thus have no idea who trite the plot is, but for now, hope springs eternal. (Via Twitch)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.