Watch: New Intense TV Spot for James McTeigue's 'The Raven'
by Alex Billington
February 24, 2012
"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?
this actually looks kinda interesting......
stfugtfo on Feb 24, 2012
Nothing wrong with the footage I suppose, but that "THIS SUMMER"-ish voice-over, ughh...
nat on Feb 25, 2012
I really want this to be good, but McTeigue's record speaks for itself.
DAVIDPD on Feb 25, 2012
He has only made 2 films, one of which is considered to be one of the all-time greats. Every director makes a bad film, Ninja Assassin could be the only bad film he ever makes. Btw I'm not counting the Invasion in his body of work.
Ben on Feb 25, 2012
I guess your point is valid. Personally, I found V FOR VENDETTA to be good, but not great. I know I am in the minority on that one though. I guess we'll have to see if McTeigue is a one trick pony with THE RAVEN.
DAVIDPD on Feb 25, 2012
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