Edgar Allen Poe is a legendary literature figure but leave it to Hollywood to turn him into a crime fighting hero. I am not sure what I think of this idea but it does have a few elements that should generate some interest. Namely it stars John Cusack who is an incredibly talented actor and for eye candy they have thrown in Alice Eve who is the serious eye candy from She’s Out of Your League.
Alice eve is not new to crime thrillers she turned in a truly fantastic performance in the thriller Big Nothing which co-starred Simon Pegg. Needless to say it will be interesting to see how The Raven shapes up when it hits theaters on April 27, 2012. Checkout a brand new TV spot for the film below.
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