'The Raven' Trailer: John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe (Video)

The James McTeigue-directed thriller is set for a March release.

After releasing several stills of the upcoming period thriller The Raven, Relativity has now debuted the first official trailer.

John Cusack stars as Edgar Allen Poe in the film, as he teams up with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) to hunt down a serial killer using Poe's own works as the basis for his murders. In the trailer, we learn of several gruesome killings, all of which include deadly clues left with the bodies. One woman is decapitated, another stuffed in a chimney -- and that's just the first 30 seconds.

Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), The Raven also stars Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. The film is set to open on March 9, 2012.

  • THR Staff