"The Raven" (2012)
Movie Plot: In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) 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 (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.
John Cusack, Alice Eve, and Luke Evans pictures from "The Raven."
Poster tagline: "John Cusack is Edgar Allen Poe"
Relativity Media Picks Up "The Raven"
(Jan 2011) Relativity Media made a deal for the film version of the classic Edgar Allen Poe story with John Cusack as Poe.
A list of the actors and crew, MPAA rating, running time, and release date.
Alice Eve and Luke Evans Join "Raven"
(Oct 2010) Luke Evans might play a detective with Alice Eve as Poe's fiancee - if their deals go through.
John Cusack is Poe
(Aug 2010) John Cusack is taking on the starring role of Edgar Allen Poe in this thriller in which the famous poet turns investigator.