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Friday, October 7, 2011

"The Raven"

One of the darkest writers ever to touch the page, Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849), also has quite an interesting story. Besides marrying his 13 year-old cousin Victoria, the "Fall of the House of Usher" had a fondness for cryptography and was so poor at one point he had to burn his furniture for warmth. You just know we've got to get a movie about this to capture the man behind the legend.

Director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) brings Poe's life to the big screen in The Raven on March 9, 2012. John Cusack steps into the shoes of the notorious writer More on the movie after the jump:

From the press release

"Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).

When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper—part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.

Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe’s writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author’s help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer’s next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it’s too late."

Check out the new trailer and photos from the movie below:


Film Gurl said...

Looking forward to this one, thanks for sharing! :)

Sam Turner said...

Looks fine (and the poster matches your colour scheme well!). I'll watch anything with Cusack in it. Less certain about Luke Evans, who I'm not sure I've actually seen 'act' yet.

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