Watch: First Intense TV Spot for James McTeigue's 'The Raven' Online
"Are you up to the task, Mr. Poe?" Relativity has debuted the first official 30-second TV spot on EW.com for James McTeigue's The Raven, starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in a dark, thrilling mystery of murder and more. This is essentially a condensed version of all the footage we've seen in the other trailers released, but there are a few take-aways: first, it's rated-R, also, there might be some intense, interesting sequences of violence in this. I'm intrigued, but I'm not sure if this TV spot will change many minds. Luke Evans also stars as Detective Fields, along with Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson. Fire up the spot below.
Watch the first official TV spot for James McTeigue's The Raven, originally from EW.com:
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 movie and have recently updated the release date to April 27th later this spring, meaning it's being dumped before the summer. Thoughts?