Friday, 7 October 2011

The Raven: “John Cusack is Edgar Allan Poe” in this serial killer, with a twist, thriller...

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WARNING:- (2 mildly gory images below)

Much like the episode of Dr. Who with Agatha Christie ('The Unicorn and the Wasp'; from the new season 4) This film weaves a tale of murders inspired by the  horror stories of Edgar Allan Poe, but actually involving the writer, and set around the real world disappearance of the author: He went missing for the best part of week, just before he died in somewhat mysterious circumstances.

“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, Ninja Assassin), 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.”

The film begins its run in March 2012. The trailer is courtesy of iTunes trailers...

Here’s director James McTeigue discussing the film at ComicCon and the books that are featured and referenced in it.

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