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John Cusack in ‘The Raven’ Trailer

Posted October 7, 2011 by Max in Trailers

The first trailer for James McTeigue’s ‘The Ravenis now online. The story takes place in the 1840’s where their has been gruesome murders accruing due to the works of Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack). Poe and a fellow detective must find the killer before he kills the woman Poe loves.

John Cusack is always fun to watch and he seems like a sure-fire bet as Edgar Allen Poe. Hopefully, the movie lives up to the potential.

The Raven opens March 9, 2012.  Apple has the HD version of the trailer up.

Official Synopsis:

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 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.



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