International Poster for Jonas Akerlund's The Horsemen
by Alex Billington
December 31, 2008
There's a horror movie due out next year from Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund called The Horsemen that is slowly gaining buzz. I'm not exactly sure how to describe it, so I'll just run the standard synopsis. A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. All I know is that Focus Features is pulling out all the stops on this one - including with poster designs. I doubt we'll ever see this show up in the US, but it's definitely one of the creepiest posters I've seen in a long time.
Thanks to JoBlo for originally pointing this out. Although I'd never put this up on my walls, I applaud Focus for coming up with such a creepy poster that is sure to grab the attention of plenty of moviegoers.
The Horsemen is directed by Swedish filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund, a big music video director with credits like Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up". His directorial debut was on a film called Spun from 2002, but this is his second feature film. The screenplay was written by Dave Callaham, of Doom previously as well as the upcoming Tell-Tale. Focus Features will debut The Horsemen in theaters on March 13th early this year.