The Raven: Full synopsis, new images, release date and possible new title all here for you!

So, just the other day we gave you a glimpse of John Cusack looking all old fashioned and stylish as Edgar Allan Poe in his latest movie, The Raven. Today, after doing some searching, I have found out that the movie will be released in the US on March 9th 2012, so a UK date will swiftly follow that. Directed by James McTeigue, the company behind the film, Relativity Media, have now changed the title to James McTeigue’s Edgar Allan Poe Project, so my guess is they may be scrapping The Raven as the title?

Anyway, starring alongside Cusack wil be Brendan Gleeson, Alice Eve, Luke Evans and Kevin McNally. I have also found this synopsis which is gives you a good idea as to how the film will play out. It has been likened to a Period Drama version of Seven! USA Today also released two new images today, and you can see them after the synopsis 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), 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.

(Source: Dread Central)

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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