After V FOR VENDETTA, NINJA ASSASSIN and some uncredited work on THE INVASION, for all intents and purposes, THE RAVEN is only the 3rd real feature film from Aussie director James McTeigue. Quite an impressive debut, only to fall off a bit...it'll be quite interesting to see how he handles the John Cusack/Edgar Allan Poe murder-mystery...and where his career veers as a result.
Cue the 4th TV ad for THE RAVEN, which you can find underneath. More of the same can be seen, namely a lot of mystery and intrigue surrounding a rash of Poe-inspired slayings. Luke Evans' character looks more and more suspicious every time he appears on-screen, but my guess is he's just a red herring. Whoever the culprit, I'm pretty psyched to see how it all unfurls come April 27th.
With Alice Eve (below), Brendan Gleeson, Dave Legeno, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Pam Ferris lending their talents:
The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love becomes the next target.