“Remember when I wrote that story about the guy who builds a giant pendulum with a big knife on the end of it just to kill a guy? Even *I* didn’t think that was believable. Frankly, I just thought it sounded kinda goth.”
Here we have the first trailer for The Raven, from director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, who, on the eve of his death, teams up with police to catch a serial killer who’s using Poe’s stories as a guide to his murders. I can’t remember a movie since Identity that sounded so much like a script written by Charlie Kaufman’s brother Donald in Adaptation.
“Mom called it ‘psychologically taut’.” -James McTeigue’s brother, Steve.