Relativity Media has released another fantastic poster for director James McTeigue's new Edgar Allen Poe murder thriller The Raven, witch stars John Cusack as Poe, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. I love this design it's simple, but the message is loud and clear. I also really liked the previous poster design that was unveiled during Comic-Con.
This is looking like it's going to be a great entertaining movie. The stuff I saw at Comic-Con was great, and I love the dark gothic look that it has. The film tells a fictionalized story of the last five mysterious days of Edgar Allen Poe’s life, following Poe as he joins the hunt for a serial killer whose murders are inspired by his own stories. In a previous interview McTeigue explained went into some more detail on the plot saying,
There's basically a serial killer loose in 1850's Baltimore and he's using Poe's stories as his methodology, so then he leaves clues at each murder and says it's up to Poe to find him before he kills (again).... does one like The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Pit and Pendulum and works through Poe’s stories in an increasingly gruesome way, whilst at same time kidnapping his fiancé... we have real elements from Poe’s life, in and out of the story. He was a troubled figure and that’s alluded to in the film. Ultimately he becomes one of the characters in his own story.
The film is set to open up on March 9th 2012. What do you think of the new poster?