John Cusack talks “Godfather of Goth” as new flock of photos of THE RAVEN surface

Relativity Media just unveiled a slew of new photos for the April 27 release of THE RAVEN, directed by James McTeigue (V FOR VENDETTA) and starring John Cusack as infamous author Edgar Allan Poe.

In an interview with The Telgraph, Cusack held little back in his praise and clear reverence of Poe, calling him, "the original 'Man in Black,' the 'Godfather of Goth'." The actor said that the fictional historical thriller, "allows you to get into the mind of the writer and it allows you to experience all of his stories. You get a totality of the writer, totality of his mind, and explore all of the themes and paradoxes that make his work genius." Video clip and more after the jump.

 

"Someone asked him is he was a Christian once and he said, 'No, because I can't possibly conceive of any being superior to myself.' What kind of lunatic says something like that? [Laughs] But he was funny though; people think he was very sombre, and he was obviously that too, but he had a sardonic rapier-like edge to him."

Here's a synopsis of THE RAVEN from Relativity Media: The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love (ALICE EVE, SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE) becomes the next target. Intrepid Pictures’ THE RAVEN also stars Brendan Gleeson (IN BRUGES) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (FASTER).

Source Movieweb , The Telegraph

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