Friday, January 21, 2011

The Raven

Another pic of John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in the upcoming thriller 'The Raven' has popped up online (for those who don't know, this isn't a biopic, rather a fictional serial killer suspense picture based off of Poe's stories). Currently filming as an independent production in Budapest, 'The Raven' also just picked up a distributor in Relativity Media. I'm not completely thrilled about this, as Relativity's pretty new in the distribution field - their first film released was the nutty Nic Cage's medieval clunker: 'Season of the Witch.' But then again, who am I kidding? It's about Poe, so I'll be there on opening day with three roses in hand and a half a bottle of Cognac hidden in my coat!

P.S. I'm also not happy about Cusack's facial hair. Poe scholars will be the first to tell you that the poet didn't have a mustache until late in his life, and NEVER - as far as we know - EVER sported a goatee. C'mon! This goes against every known daguerreotype of Poe known to exist! Do your homework, people!

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