Come this April will we all be raving about 'The Raven'? Or rolling our eyes in utter disgust at the James McTeigue directed tale. The story which is a fictionalised account of the life of Edgar Allan Poe who teams up with a young detective to track a serial killer who has been using Poe's works as his influence for his brutal killings. It stars the always solid John Cusack all goateed up for his role as Edgar and you can catch a little more of him in the new UK trailer which has just seen the light of day. Cusack is joined by Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson ('The Village') and sexy Brit Alice Eve ('Big Nothing'). Check out the new trailer below and make sure you catch 'The Raven' up on a big screen near you from 27 April.
"In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields 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."
One-Sheet for 'The Raven'