We have been able to bring you a few on set snaps of the John Cusack-starring film The Raven, which tells a fictionalised tale of the final period of Edgar Allan Poe’s life, in which he tries to catch a serial killer whose murders mirror those of Poe’s poems and stories. Some of the pictures have been of iffy quality, but Cusack certainly looks the part.

Today, we have news via Deadline that the film, which is currently said to beĀ in post-production, has been bought up by Relativity Media, who will now handle distribution in the US. The film has been financed so far by Intrepid Pictures. There is no word yet on a distribution deal outside the US.

We can only hope for an advertising campaign that does not feature the words, “featuring the star of 2012 and Hot Tub Time Machine” and will instead emphasise Cusack’s more interesting work in Grosse Pointe Blank, The Grifters, Identity, City Hall and Being John Malkovich.

We also have another on set shot, via Cusack’s Twitter account, which shows an atmospheric shot of a misty woodland setting, slightly spoiled by a director’s chair and two bottles of mineral water. You can see it below, or here on Cusack’s own site.

Comming  soon -  next fall ... Happy birthday Edgar ...

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