The Raven movie will introduce a fictional depiction of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe. As we all know The Raven is a popular poem that Edgar Allan Poe created during his time. This movie will surely be added to one of the latest films to anticipate this year. Let’s take a look on what makes The Raven a great movie to see in the cinemas.
The Raven is going to be shown in theaters in the United Kingdom and Republic Of Ireland on March 9th 2012. Movie fans in the United States will have to wait until April 27th 2012 before it will be shown on the big screen. A lot of critics and fans are starting to create some hype when it comes to The Raven movie trailer. Here’s a quick statement from Matthew Turner from View London, “Enjoyable period thriller that plays like a Gothic version of Seven and succeeds thanks to a literate script, atmospheric direction, some suitably grisly murder sequences and a superb performance from John Cusack.”
Although, there are some critics who seem to be torn when it comes to the story line and John Cusack’s performance as Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven. Here’s what Virgin Media has to say about the movie: “It sounded promising but this gothic adventure gets more absurd and less interesting as it wobbles on. And Cusack plays it too straight – this is begging for a mental Nic Cage or even Johnny Depp.” The opinions may vary over time but this is one curious film to watch out for.
The Raven is a fictional story of Edgar Allan Poe, a poet and author who created the poem “Nevermore” where this film is based. Edgar Allan Poe (played by John Cusack) is on a hunt for a serial killer who seems to be killing people in tandem with Poe’s stories. After a mother and her child was found brutally murdered, Baltimore detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) starts questioning Edgar Allan Poe. It seems that the pattern of the murder greatly resembles the story that he penned. Poe must now work with Inspector Fields to find this serial killer before he kills again. The Raven is rated R due to violence, gore, profanity and disturbing scenes. The Raven is produced by Intrepid Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, Galavis Film, Pioneer Pictures and Relativity Media.
John Cusack will be playing the main character role for The Raven. He will be taking on the character of the legendary author: Edgar Allan Poe. He will be joined by Luke Evans (Inspector Emmett Fields), Alice Eve as Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, Oliver Jackson-Cohen as PC Cantrell and Brendan Gleeson as Colonel Hamilton. The Raven is directed by James McTeigue who is known for his role as an assistant director for The Matrix Trilogy. He is also joined by screenwriters Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare in creating The Raven.
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