The Raven trailer online
The Raven starring John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and from director James McTeigue has arrived with an action packed trailer, I tell you things weren't that different back then and if they had fast cars they'd be racing around in them just as they are now, screeching round corners and knocking over ye olde bins.
I jest of course but the trailer does follow the usual course but at the same time looks interesting. It might have steered us a little too close to the story for my liking, but the cast looks strong as does the story.
I feel there's a mix of various other films in here, and if one was the type to keep comparing films to others you might see various connections in here, but comparisons like that though are made too quickly off the block and should be left until after the film, not the short trailer. That said, it is hard not to see some of those connections and when the film comes it will be even harder for it to break them.
Prepare yourself for the Apple Trailers continual stream of a blurb for The Raven:
In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders.
Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper--part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.
Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author's help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer's next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it's too late.
I do hate when they do that, in fact it's so bad I'm going to go back and add in carriage returns.
The trailer does look rather good and the cast is enticing, John Cusack feels a little out of place in the trailer but I think that will settle down once you see the film itself, personally I think that's down to not getting into the flow of the film from just this trailer.
Here is the trailer for The Raven which you can watch below or over at Apple Trailers in high definition, see what you think: