More Details on The Raven

2011/04/26 19:02:39 +00:00 | Jonathan James

James McTeigue’s The Raven has already wrapped up filming, so we're looking forward to hearing more about the film in the coming months. Starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, this film is a fictional tale in which Poe tracks a serial killer whose killings mimic murders from Poe’s stories.

Relativity Media has picked up the film, but we haven't see a trailer yet or even heard the release date. Hopefully, we'll hear more soon, but until then we have information from producer Mark D Evans who spoke with Screen Daily about the film:

"Historically what happened was Poe had disappeared, then turned up on a park bench in someone else’s clothes, fell into a coma and died... We're playing with the historical happenstance of what could have happened in those missing days.

...It's hard to replicate 1849 Baltimore in Baltimore... It became apparent that we'd have to create our own vision of the city. James [McTeigue, director] was trying to show Baltimore through Poe's eyes, which is a darker, macabre vision of the city. That gave us some creative latitude to look domestically and internationally for a location that would allow us to get as much money on the screen as possible." [Thanks, BD]

Source: Screen Daily