Relativity Media Takes On John Cusack’s The Raven

Kate Atherton writes for Bleeding Cool:

The Raven took a step closer to lift off today thanks to the announcement, reported by Deadline, that its US distribution rights have been acquired by Relativity Media.

Now in post-production, The Raven tells the fictionalised story of Edgar Allan Poe’s last days, during which he pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those described in his own dark tales. John Cusack is Poe while the cast also includes Luke Evans (Tamara Drewe), Kevin McNally (Pirates movies) and Pam Ferris (forever Ma Larkin).

First images from the film* indicate that Cusack sports a goatee. Clearly, The Raven will be alarming. It could also be confusing. Another film with the same title is set to be released in 2013, starring Mark Wahlberg.

A release date for this particular The Raven has yet to be set.

*Editor’s note: The images in this post may have originated at Boing Boing but seeing as they’ve taken their pictures down, I don’t know for sure. Let’s assume not for now.

[Have a question for the entertainment experts at BC? Use the Ask BC form instead. Have a comics, film, games, or entertainment commentary that's too epic for a comment thread? Use BC Letters to the Editor.]

Weapon X – Familiarity and Mystery

Marvel To Send Out One Kamiyama Variant Cover Of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Per Store…

Is Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Coming To Broadway?

rocketraccoon1a

Improbable Previews: Rocket Raccoon #1

Gregs Pak And Land Revive Weapon X With No Reborn Wolverine, Mission To Destroy Mutants

Remake News: Snake Plissken Ready To Escape From New York… Again

Reaction: Jean Grey Is NOT Resurrecting

More Printings For Slam #1, Namesake #1 And Seven To Eternity #2 And #3

rogueoneposter

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Won’t Have An Opening Crawl But A Prologue

51njrnwm64l

Legion Lost And More, From Some DC Comics Amazon Fishing