First B&W Look: John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in 'The Raven'
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary… I'm not sure how they got it, but The Huffington Post (via MTV) recently debuted the first photo (or this just a Photoshop?) of John Cusack as poet Edgar Allen Poe in James McTeigue's The Raven. The dark thriller has been shooting Europe for the last few months and is a period piece about the last five days before Poe's odd death, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in his stories. Also co-starring: Alice Eve, Luke Evans and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. It's a simple black & white photo so it's not much, but it's our first look for now.
The Raven is inspired by the famous Edgar Allen Poe poem. McTeigue explained to us last year that it's "an amalgamation of Poe's stories crossed with Se7en. It's about a serial killer loose in 1850s Baltimore." As for the actual plot, he stated that "at each murder that he does, the killer leaves a clue, and basically Poe is set against the clock to find someone before they die." How's that for a period thriller from the guy who directed V for Vendetta. This sounds great, looks great (so far), has a great cast, has a great director - I am definitely looking forward to it. But, The Raven doesn't have a distributor or release date yet, so stay tuned for more.