Opening March 9 and starring John Cusack and Luke Evans, the film was directed by James McTeigue.
Synopsis: Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a mad serial killer whoâ€™s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders.
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaperâ€”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 authorâ€™s help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murdererâ€™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 itâ€™s too late.