The Horsemen

The set up to this movie sounds a little Se7en-alike:

Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid) is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence and becoming linked the only survivor of one of the attacks (Zhang Ziyi), he discovers a terrifying link between himself and the suspects in a chain of murders that seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.

So far, so Meh. But then a quick look at the cast-list: Dennis Quaid, Zhang Ziyi (we love her), Patrick Fugit, Peter Stormare and Lou Taylor Pucci among others. So interest rises. But then you look at the writer, Dave Callaham, who’s only writing credit to date is awful game adaptation Doom. Interest wains. And then we check out the director; Jonas Akerlund. The only feature he’s done to date was love it/hate it Spun in 2002 which still currently holds the world record for the amount of edits in a specific amount of time (over 5,000!). But he is more known for his music video work, such as The Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” and U2’s “Beautiful Day”, so perhaps with more of a story to tell, and the canvas to be as violent and imaginative as he wishes, he could pull something really good out of the bad.

File under “Possibly interesting.”


One response to “The Horsemen

  1. I am responding on Aug 9, 2008, 6 days before the supposed opening of The Horsemen: no movie trailer and zero publicity. The warnings in your blog appear to be coming true. I doubt the movie will ever be released.
    I am very disappointed because I am a big fan of Zhang Ziyi.

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