Fledgling US consultancy, financier and sales agency Essential Entertainment has picked up international rights from producer Samuel Hadida to Solomon Kane and Killing Suki Flood.

Solomon Kane is an epic adventure based on the classic comic book by Robert E Howard about a mercenary who strives to redeem himself after selling his soul to the Devil. Michael Bassett will commence filming in Prague in May.

Killing Suki Flood is an action thriller based on Robert Leininger's New Mexico-set crime novel of the same name. Former commercials director Louis-Pascal Couvelaire will direct.

Essential Entertainment is led by chief executive officer Jere Hausfater and partner and president of international John Fremes, who previously headed Element Films International.