The Raven

altRelease Date: April 27, 2012
Studio: Relativity Media
Director: James McTeigue
Screenwriter: Ben Livingston
Starring: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for bloody violence and grisly images)

Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a mad serial killer who’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 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.

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Exclusive: Cusack Reads from Marie Roget in The Raven Murderous Vision Promo
Relativity Media has released the latest video promo for The Raven, opening April 27th, which mixes film footage with prose from the works of Edgar Allan Poe.   In the exclusive “murderous vision” spot you’ll find after the jump, the film’s star – John Cusack – is heard reciting a sample from The Mystery of Marie Roget (a sequel to The Murders in the Rue Morgue).  In The Raven, a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s works.  A young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe (Cusack) to stop him from making his stories a reality.  Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson co-star. V for Vendetta’s James McTeigue directs.  Head inside for the video!
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International Poster for John Cusack’s The Raven
A new international poster for director James McTeigue’s thriller The Raven – starring John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen – has arrived.  It’s a slight spin on the U.S. one-sheet. In the April 27 release, when a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s (Cusack) darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love (Eve) becomes the next target. Head inside for a larger look!
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Full Photo Gallery Opens for John Cusack’s The Raven
Relativity Media has released 27 more photos from director James McTeigue’s thriller The Raven, starring John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. In the April 27 release, when a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s (Cusack) darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love (Eve) becomes the next target. Head inside for access to the photos!
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New TV Spots for The Cabin in the Woods, The Raven
Last night, during the season finale of The Walking Dead season 2, Lionsgate and Relativity took the opportunity to promote The Cabin in the Woods and The Raven, respectively.  Smart move, as a lot of eyes were on AMC last night.  After the jump, you’ll find new previews for both films.  Cabin opens in theaters April 13th, Raven follows on April 27th.
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Exclusive New Photos From The Raven
Relativity Media has provided us with three exclusive photos from The Raven.   The pics are heavy on stars John Cusack and Luke Evans.  The two play Edgar Allan Poe and Detective Fields, respectively, who team up to track a killer inspired by the stories of Poe.  James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) directs from a script by Ben Livingston. The Raven opens in theaters April 27th.  Head inside for a special look at this thriller!
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Video: First TV Spot for The Raven With John Cusack
Relativity has release the first television spot for The Raven, opening on April 27th. Starring John Cusack and directed by James McTeigue, the film finds Edgar Allan Poe immersed in an investigation in which a serial killer is using Poe’s writings as inspiration.  Relativity’s updated synopsis goes like this. The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life – and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality.
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Cusack Spreads His Wings in the New Poster for The Raven
Entertainment Weekly has debuted this new poster for Relativity Media’s The Raven, which was moved back from March 9th to April 27th yesterday. Directed by James McTeigue, the thriller stars John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen In the film, Edgar Allen Poe (Cusack) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Evans) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. McTeigue and Evan spoke to Shock about the film last October.  Read that interview here.
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