Comic Con is giving us a tremendous amount of news to cover this week and it just keep getting better and better. The latest set of images released at the festival are for The Raven, or the now renamed James McTeigue’s Edgar Allan Poe Project? Yes, we said a while a go about the name change and it is still set that the film will not be called The Raven, although it may change back, who know’s. What we do know is that the film will make its US theatrical debut March 9th 2012 and a UK date should follow that closely.
John Cusack takes the role of Poe and will be accompanied by Alice Eve, Luke Evans and Brendan Gleeson. The images and plot details follow and you can be sure we will have more on this in the very near future.
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.
(Update) No doubt you have seen this images by now, but just this morning news broke from Comic Con San Diego of the first official poster for the film and here it is!!!
By Matt Wavish