From the director of V for Vendetta comes…CSI: Edgar Allan Poe? That’s certainly the vibe I get from this trailer for The Raven, which basically puts a fictionalized version of Poe, played by John Cusack, in the detective role in a rather Sherlock Holmes-esque mystery. The flashy style, the mystery to be solved by the quirky detective, and the overall atmosphere all definitely remind me of the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes film…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I guess, but it definitely screams “popcorn movie” more than “literary detective story”. What’s more, these trailers give me a strong feeling that the inspector character portrayed by Luke Evans is the killer – am I alone on this one? Anyway, all of this to say that I haven’t made my mind up about The Raven yet, but at least it looks like it has some entertainment value.
The Raven comes out March 9, 2012.