Haven't heard a peep on the Solomon Kane film... I did see VH and saw the resemblance right away. Beyond that it's rather lots of flash with no substance.
Yeah, I saw it too--the 1st half-hour was interesting (especially the cross-cultural, secret base under the Vatican, where Catholic priests worked side-by-side with Buddhist monks, Sikhs, etc., in order to fight Evil), but after that, it just got bogged down in a lot of action that went... nowhere.
They should have made the SK film instead.
However, I do have some film related info on another legendary swordsman.... (which unfortunately I can't divulge ...yet)
I eagerly await the time when you can divulge said info!