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McTeigue on Poe

08.05.2009
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Practically the third Wachowski brother, James McTeigue has made quite a name for himself assisting on DARK CITY and THE MATRIX then progressing to directing V FOR VENDETTA and now NINJA ASSASSIN. Recently, Slashfilm got him to open up a little about his other upcoming projects.

What McTeigue has cooking next is a period piece called THE RAVEN, which chronicles the (fictionalized) account of Edgar Allan Poe’s last five days on earth. Quoth McTeigue, “It’s like the poem, The Raven, itself, crossed with Se7en. It should be pretty cool. The script is really good and everyone responds to it really well. I’m in the middle of casting.”

In case you missed AP English in high school (or The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror), Poe’s “Raven” tells the story of a man who is driven to insanity by an annoying talking raven. How McTeigue is combining this with Poe’s actual life (and crazy ass death) remains to be seen, but shooting it SE7EN style is probably a good place to start.

Extra Tidbit: McTeigue is also working on an adaptation of Richard Morgan’s sci-fi novel, “Altered Carbon.” More on that later.
Source: Slashfilm

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11:15AM on 08/06/2009
Quoth the raven "nevermore"
Quoth the raven "nevermore"
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11:02PM on 08/05/2009
Viggo still attached? If not this flick is bullshit
Viggo still attached? If not this flick is bullshit
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5:37PM on 08/05/2009

Stallone?

this sounds great, but....What happened to Stallones Poe biopic? Which was rumored to star Robert Downey Jr?
this sounds great, but....What happened to Stallones Poe biopic? Which was rumored to star Robert Downey Jr?
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5:33PM on 08/05/2009
ROBERT DOWNEY FOR POE!!!
ROBERT DOWNEY FOR POE!!!
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3:06PM on 08/05/2009

Once upon a midnight dreary,

while I pondered weak and weary...
while I pondered weak and weary...
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3:00PM on 08/05/2009
I'm intrigued a little by anything Poe-related. But you're confusing "The Raven" with "The Tell-Tale Heart." No body in "The Raven."
I'm intrigued a little by anything Poe-related. But you're confusing "The Raven" with "The Tell-Tale Heart." No body in "The Raven."
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3:07PM on 08/05/2009
Haha I literally just set up an account to make the same point.
Haha I literally just set up an account to make the same point.
3:46PM on 08/05/2009
Wowww, I'm just going to pretend that didn't happen. At least I got someone to sign up for the site though. Hah.
Wowww, I'm just going to pretend that didn't happen. At least I got someone to sign up for the site though. Hah.
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