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New poster for The Raven comes rapping on your chamber door

Jan. 24, 2012by: Alex Riviello

While news just broke that the film has been delayed until April, that didn't stop Relativity Media from releasing this brand new (and extremely effective!) poster. Have to admit that I really like the design, even though I wouldn't mind seeing a little bit of the poem incorporated into the marketing.

While the film's going to be using a fictionalized version of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, the real story is still unclear. Various reports have the famous poet dying from everything from being beaten up to suicide to rabies... so perhaps tracking down a serial killer who was inspired by his work is not so far off.

Then there was the strange case of the man dubbed the "Poe Toaster" who had been showing up at Poe's grave on his birthday every year since the 1940s, laying down three roses and toasting the grave with a glass of cognac. He hasn't showed up for the last three years, though, and that mystery will likely live on as well.

Fitting for Poe to have all these mysteries surrounding him even in death, but the delay of the release date likely just means that Relativity was scared off by splitting its audience with JOHN CARTER on March 9th.  THE RAVEN will now hit April 27th.

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Extra Tidbit: Edgar Allan Poe spent some time in my hometown of The Bronx, and you can still take take a tour of his cottage.
Source: EW

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11:10PM on 01/25/2012
That is a great poster!
That is a great poster!
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10:54AM on 01/25/2012
Turns out the killer is an orangutan. (I'm joking.)
Turns out the killer is an orangutan. (I'm joking.)
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6:07AM on 01/25/2012

Well

I love Poe and I love Cusack. Like any good family member being introduced to a mindless child, I will love them. That is all.
I love Poe and I love Cusack. Like any good family member being introduced to a mindless child, I will love them. That is all.
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2:16AM on 01/25/2012

Yikes

This movie looks terrible. Cusack is terribly miscast as Poe. Updating Sherlock Holmes was a fun stretch. But this just rapes the name of Poe. Poe was a serious recluse. Abortion alert.
This movie looks terrible. Cusack is terribly miscast as Poe. Updating Sherlock Holmes was a fun stretch. But this just rapes the name of Poe. Poe was a serious recluse. Abortion alert.
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12:35AM on 01/25/2012
I think Cusack will do for Poe what Downey Jr did for Holmes.
I think Cusack will do for Poe what Downey Jr did for Holmes.
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2:13AM on 01/25/2012
I'm sorry man but John Cusack doesn't have a tenth of the talent and charisma that Downey does. This movie looks horrendous.
I'm sorry man but John Cusack doesn't have a tenth of the talent and charisma that Downey does. This movie looks horrendous.
10:10PM on 01/24/2012
John Cusack's attached? Fuck, now I gotta see it.
John Cusack's attached? Fuck, now I gotta see it.
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7:40PM on 01/24/2012

Sweet poster

I'm digging the artwork. The premise is a lil wacky but I'll give it a chance just because Cusack is in it. He still kicks ass.
I'm digging the artwork. The premise is a lil wacky but I'll give it a chance just because Cusack is in it. He still kicks ass.
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6:58PM on 01/24/2012

Just realized...

that the plot of this was the plot of the pilot episode of Castle. Still cool.
that the plot of this was the plot of the pilot episode of Castle. Still cool.
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8:00PM on 01/24/2012
And Castle is a huge Edgar Allen Poe fan. So much so that when he changed his pen name to his legal name, he changed his middle name to edgar
And Castle is a huge Edgar Allen Poe fan. So much so that when he changed his pen name to his legal name, he changed his middle name to edgar
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