The Raven is an upcoming American thriller based on the screenplay by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare. The film is directed by James McTeigue and stars John Cusack, Alice Eve and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
The film is a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet and author pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in Poe's stories.
Directed by : James McTeigue
Produced by : Marc D Evans, Trevor Macy, Aaron Ryder
Written by : Ben Livingston, Hannah Shakespeare
Starring : John Cusack, Alice Eve, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Luke Evans, Kevin McNally, Pam Ferris, Sergej Trifunović, Ian Virgo
Music by : Lucas Vidal
Cinematography : Danny Ruhlmann
Editing by : Niven Howie
Studio : Relativity Media, FilmNation Entertainment, Intrepid Pictures
Distributed by : Rogue
Release date: 27 April 2012
Plot Summary :
Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) 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 (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 Raven (2012) - Official Trailer [HD]