International Trailer for The Raven Starring John Cusack
12.02.11 by BJSprecher
A new international trailer for director James McTeigue's (V For Vendetta) upcoming period thriller, The Raven, is now online. Written by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare, the movie stars John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, the legendary America author of such classic horror and macabre stories and poems as "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Raven."
A fictionalized telling of the last days of Poe's life, The Raven
centers around a serial killer whose crimes are based on murders described in the writer's stories. Initially a suspect himself, Poe eventually teams up with a Baltimore detective (Luke Evans
), using his deductive skills as the inventor of the detective fiction genre to discover the identity of the killer and stop him before he can commit more crimes. Alice Eve
(upcoming Men in Black III
), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges
) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen
(Faster) also star.