It’s been a while since we’ve seen or heard anything from the set of John McTeigue’s next, The Raven, and frankly this first look at John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe is only a step above the very first pics which leaked from the set and is nothing like as atmospheric as this beauty from last December.

Entertainment Weekly have published the first official picture from the production and it shows the poet striding with full determination down a street, and is it just me or is there more than a hint of Mr Cage in his face?

Anyhoo, the film tells the fictionalised tale of the poet’s final days as he joins a local detective who is hunting a serial killer who claims to be inspired by his poems. I love the idea, Cusack is more than capable of turning up the eerie and as long as the script is up to scratch they have all the makings of a fine thriller. Trailer please.

Here’s the Poe/Cusack/Cage pic,

With thanks to Johnny ComingSoon for making the noise about this one.