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Interesting Edgar Allan Poe Movie in the Works

V For Vendetta director James McTeigue recently revealed some details about his next project, a sort of art-reflecting-life-reflecting-art kind of thing about Edgar Allan Poe. The period thriller, titled The Raven, is "a fictionalized account of the final five 'mysterious' days of Edgar Allan Poe's life. Apparently the famous writer joins the hunt for a serial killer whose murders are inspired by his stories."

McTeigue describes the project as "like the poem, 'The Raven,' itself, crossed with Se7en."

The part about murders inspired by Poe's stories reminds me of Nathan Fillion's show on ABC, Castle, on which he plays a murder mystery writer. The first episode included just that: murders that mirrored those described in Castle's stories. I have a feeling this project will be a bit more serious than all that, and I look forward to it. Creepy!

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rivrchild rivrchild 7 years
My first thought of who could play Poe was Hugh Dancy. Except he might be a little young if this movie is only going to be about Poe's dying days. Johnny Depp can do anything, he would be wonderful in this role, but I kinda hope they don't cast him. It's too predictable. I'd like to see someone new take on a dark, haunted role like this. I'm intrigued to see how they handle the mysteries surrounding his death!
Quirks4me Quirks4me 7 years
Ooh this sounds intriguing!
Phil Phil 7 years
I thought Castle, too. Should be interesting, indeed. I hope it's safe to assume that Elmira Royster Shelton's head won't end up in any unexpected places.
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