Here is a new image from James McTeigue's Edgar Allen Poe murder thriller The Raven, featuring Alice Eve. The film stars John Cusack as Poe, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. This really is a beautiful poster design.
I loved the footage that was shown at Comic-Con and am excited to see this dark film. McTiegue has a great way of bringing tense moments to the screen like in V for Vendetta and I hope this delivers as well. The film tells the 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 theRue 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 Raven opens on March 9th 2012.
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