John Cusack and Luke Evans in The Raven

It seems a shame that this movie hasn’t received the attention that it probably deserves. It’s certainly not had anywhere near the marketing and hype of the similarly-themed Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Of course, I imagine the star power of Sherlock Holmes’ Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law had a lot to do with that movie’s popularity. And of course the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have a certain attraction about them that unfortunately someone like the real-life Edgar Allen Poe can’t quite match.

That being said, this does look like a cracker. John Cusack plays the famous 19th Century author and poet Poe – famous for ‘creepy’ stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Raven – and is joined by Luke Evans as Detective Fields.

The excellent supporting cast includes Brendan Gleeson and Brendan Coyle. It will be directed by James McTiegue most famous for V for Vendetta, but with impressive credentials as Second Unit Dorector on The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

Check out the trailer for The Raven here.


The Raven is due for release on the 9th March in the UK and the 27th April in the US. No date has yet been set for Australia.




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