Both Max Van Sydow and Pete Postlethwaite have joined the 16th century tale Solomon Kane. According to Variety, the film will be the first installment of a planned trilogy.

The narrative chronicles a soldier tormented by his past evil deeds. He seeks redemption by fighting off an evil force that threatens his kingdom. The film is adapted from Robert E. Howard's pulp novels and also stars Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alice Krige, and Mackenzie Crook. Director Michael J. Bassett will be working form his own screenplay.

The film begins shooting later this month in Prague.

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