John Cusack plays Edgar Allen Poe in The Raven, the newest film from director James McTeigue, who is known for V for Vendetta and the insanely bloody Ninja Assassin. The Film Stage has the latest trailer, which looks a bit on the generic side. After seeing countless trailers for the new Sherlock Holmes film I can’t help but to feel bored while watching the trailer for The Raven, even though I’m not really a fan of Sherlock Holmes.
One thing that does look promising is the cinematography. Danny Ruhlmann certainly has an eye for some dark and gloomy colors and it fits the film perfectly.
The Raven also stars Luke Evans and Alice Eve. The film opens in theaters on March 9th, 2012.
Check out the trailer below.
In this gritty thriller, 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.