By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 21, 2011 at 11:28AM
You know what? We're starting to get a good vibe about "The Raven." If you had told us that we'd be getting excited about a movie centering on a fictionalized Edgar Allan Poe hunting a serial killer, we would have called you crazy, but we've liked what we've seen so far. The first images have revealed a far more intense period feel than say the decidedly more carefree "Sherlock Holmes" and now an official poster with its highly stylized look has definitely piqued our interest.
Directed by James McTeigue ("V For Vendetta"), the film stars John Cusack as the famed writer Edgar Allan Poe, in a serial killer thriller which features the poet teaming up with a detective (Luke Evans) to track down a murderer who mimics his work in the last week of the writer’s life. In addition to ripping his books for ideas on how to kill people, the murderer will also kidnap Cusack’s fiancée, played by Alice Eve. Granted, the plot seems a bit fantastical but if the tone can be honed just right, it could be a great little period piece with an edge. Can we get a trailer up in here?
"The Raven" opens on March 9, 2012. Check it out below.