James McTeigue's new fictionalised thriller 'The Raven', based around the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, is due for release here in the UK this Friday. And Shock Till You Drop have unveiled another three new stills from the production including a behind the scenes shot featuring the 'V for Vendetta' director. John Cusack ('1408') stars as Poe and is joined by Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson ('The Village') and hottie Alice Eve -below ('Men in Black III'). McTeigue is working from a screenplay penned by co-writers Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare. Our US readers will have to sadly wait until 27 April to catch this in theatres. Check out the new stills below.
"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."
Another Set of 'The Raven' Stills