The Raven follows the story of Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack), the man behind horror literary classics. He’s called in by detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) when a series of murders crop up, all seemingly inspired by Poe’s work. Initially, the authorities suspect the writer, but soon it’s clear that the real killer is taunting Poe, looking to engage him in a battle of wits that also ends up threatening the life of his beloved Emily (Alice Eve).
In the trailer, we learn of several gruesome killings, all of which include deadly clues left with the bodies. One woman is decapitated, another stuffed in a chimney, a man cut in half by a gigantic scythe-like pendulum. Ok. We won’t spoil it for you already.
Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), The Raven also stars Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. The film is set to open on March 9, 2012.