John Cusack stars as the lowly Edgar Allan Poe in the upcoming flick, The Raven.
Only this time…Edgar Allan Poe is kicking tail?!
The movie shows a serial killer murdering his victims by what Poe writes. The author works with a young detective to solve the case!
[The killer] does one like The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Pit and Pendulum and works through Poe’s stories in an increasingly gruesome way, whilst at same time kidnapping his fiancé. We have real elements from Poe’s life, in and out of the story. He was a troubled figure and that’s alluded to in the film. Ultimately he becomes one of the characters in his own story.
The Raven premieres April 27th after it was pushed back from March.