The Raven, starring John Cusack and directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) is just over a week away from its April 27th release. today we have four interesting clips from the film and sever minutes of interesting behind the scenes footage. The film, which also stars Luke Evans Alice Eve, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Brendan Gleeson tells the story of a series of murders that are being committed int he same style of the stories of Edgar Allen Poe. Poe (Cusack) then teams up with a detective (Evans) in an attempt to solve the mystery.
One thing that I found interesting about the four clips is just how little we actually see of John Cusack in them.
Behind the scenes footage:
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.