I’m not sure why there’s been so little word about Jonas Akerlund’s The Horsemen. Judging from this trailer, it looks like a decent enough B-level thriller that could work well in theaters on a slow weekend. Oh yah, and it stars Dennis Quaid and Ziyi Zhang—not exactly unknowns.
The plot lowdown:
Aidan Breslin 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, 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.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets a Seven-lite feeling from this description. But since it puts Dennis Quaid in an unfamiliar role, and also seems to have Ziyi Zhang playing some sort of baddy, it’s probably a decent diversion for those of us fond of cheesy thrillers.
Akerlund is most famous for music videos and a similarly ignored (but well cast) 2002 film called Spun. Screenwriter David Callahan’s only other credit is The Rock’s magnum opus, Doom. Patrick Fugit, Peter Stormare, and Eric Balfour are also in the film, but good luck finding them in the hella confusing trailer below.
I don’t suspect that this film will be any sort of masterpiece, but I don’t have high expectations for thrillers of this sort (though I’ll give it more of a chance than Saw <insert sequel number here>). The film is getting a limited March 6, 2009 US release, but I suspect most of us will be seeing this thing on DVD very soon after.
via: Beyond Hollywood