Pestilence, War, Famine, Death, Jonkajtys; Deadline reports that Grzegorz Jonkajtys has signed on to direct The Fourth Horseman, an action thriller from Intrepid Pictures (Safe House, Doomsday). The movie will follow a medical intern haunted by visions of a nightmarish future who has to save the world from destruction by preventing the fourth horseman of the apocalypse (Death) from emerging.
This will be the feature directorial debut for Jonkajtys, a visual effects artist with numerous credits to his name (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Star Trek Sin City, Iron Man 2 and the upcoming Cloud Atlas and Pacific Rim, to name a few) plus a few short films (one of which, the animated short The Ark, you can watch below and see a still above). Byron Willinger and Phil DeBlasi handled intitial screenwriting duties while Ryan Engle (New Line’s upcoming adaptation of Midway’s classic game Rampage) handled the latest draft.
I will probably regret this, but The Fourth Horseman sounds like it could be an awesome, if not necessarily deep, action movie. The “Four Horseman of the Apocalypse” concept/prophecy/whatever is fascinating to me and the prospect of seeing it come to the big screen is enticing…even if the plotline sounds pretty generic.
Do you think The Fourth Horseman has potential with this director?
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