'The Horsemen', a latest Hollywood horror film starring American actor Dennis Quaid and popular Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi will be released this Friday across North America.
The film was originally slated for release last August. After some scenes were reshot last year followed by dragged-on post-production, this 'troubled' film is to finally appear in theatres on March 6, 2009.
'The Horsemen' tells the tale of a recently widowed detective, played by Quaid, who is trying to come to terms with the recent death of his devoted wife. While investigating a spate of serial killings, the detective stumbles upon a shocking connection between himself and the suspects seemingly based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.
A new image of Zhang playing the role of 'Kristin Spitz', a Chinese girl adopted by an American family, can now be found online.
According to media reports, the 20 million dollar film will probably face poor box office receipts due to its limited release in North America. But some predict the film may be quite appealing to the Chinese-language film market.
'The Horsemen' is the second movie in which Zhang uses English, although as some movie critics have pointed out she has retained an accent.
As can be seen from some spooky, dark and bloody stills circulated online, this horror film may well turn out to be one of the biggest challenges Zhang Ziyi has undertaken.