The Raven

Other than Sherlock Holmes this December I finally find a movie worth waiting for in the form of James McTeigue’s film The Raven. Based, loosely, on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, and starring John Cusack (as Poe) and Luke Evans, the synopsis of the film goes something like this:

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.
View the trailer for the film below:
As a fan of Poe’s writings, I’m looking forward to seeing the movie come March 2012.
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