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.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Oh dang..yeah..creepy for me. I did not know Dennis Quaid was in the movie. Cools.
Bry from Chi on Dec 31, 2008
That is a little creepy...
xerxerxex on Dec 31, 2008
if this gives us any idea of what we're going to see in the movie then this things going to be wild
cali on Dec 31, 2008
Paulo on Dec 31, 2008
I was living in Sweden when this guy had some buzz with his Madonna videos and Spun flick. He was praised into heaven by the Swedish media because of his madonna videos, since there are very few internationally known Swedish directors atm. Well, besides his media loverboys this guy is known as crap among the actual viewers, his awful camera work and lack of connectivity between scenes is quite a trademark. This looks to be as an attempt to shock his way into the international crowd as he tried with Spun. Was not good then and is just as shit now.
Shige on Dec 31, 2008
For me Dennis Quaid as long as he is in the movie i think it will be an awesome hit for him this year Quaid is one of my favorite actors,Hope he doesn't let me down.
Fisherr on Jan 1, 2009
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