I was skeptical as anyone when James McTiegue cast John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe in The Raven, about the author’s mysterious last days solving a serial killer case. But I’ve got to say, the first picture of Cusack looks pretty great. McTiegue is something of a curious case, as both V for Vendetta and Ninja Assassin were better than they might’ve been. I’m curious to see if he can finally step out of the Wachowski Brothers shadow, which he didn’t do with his first two movies.
Here’s to hoping this is a dark and creepy noir thriller. [via HuffPo]