First Trailer for James McTeigue's 'The Raven' Starring John Cusack
"What cannot be disputed, is that your imagination is the inspiration of a horrendous crime." Relativity has debuted the first official trailer for James McTeigue's The Raven, the murder mystery/period thriller starring John Cusack as poet Edgar Allan Poe. Also featured prominently in this is Luke Evans, who is trying to solve murders that keep happening in the same form as describe in Poe's poems. It definitely has a dash of V for Vendetta in there, especially with this masked guy, and it's flashy, but I'm looking forward to this. I don't know if everyone will like it, but give it a chance. It also stars Alice Eve & Brendan Gleeson.
You can also download The Raven official trailer in High Definition on Apple
The Raven is inspired by the famous Edgar Allen Poe poem. McTeigue explained to us years ago that it's "an amalgamation of Poe's stories crossed with Se7en. It's about a serial killer loose in 1849 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." The screenplay was co-written by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare. Relativity & Rogue Pictures will be distributing the film and have set a release date of March 9th, 2012 next year for The Raven, which will be here sooner than you know. How does it look?