Thursday, 1 December 2011

Poe update: The Raven (2012)

It seems Hollywood is now inspired by theatrical events in Stoke Newington.
Gird yourselves for John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe himself in a new version of The Raven coming in March 2012. The trailer seems to suggest this is Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, meets The Three Muscateers meets a moustache-twirling Seven. It is actually directed by James McTiegue, of the nearly good V for Vendetta.

Behold: CGI Ravens! Behold: Poe gets hot blonde action! Behold: scarily bewigged Cusack runs, rides horses and shoots; all the while denying he's a serial killer reenacting his own short stories. He's just a writer! But he runs, shoots and charges around like Robert Downey Junior.

If you are a Poe fan (Poface?) you can still get down to the excellent Poe: Macabre Resurrections until Sunday night in Stokey. Meanwhile:

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