Trailer: The Raven


When we went to see Haywire earlier tonight, one of the trailers that played before the movie started was for an upcoming horror/mystery film called The Raven.  I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about the trailer.  The idea of Edgar Allan Poe as a detective is one that is either going to be campy fun or else it’s just going to be an annoying gimmick.  To be honest, the trailer leads me to suspect the latter because it definitely has a wannabe Sherlock Holmes feel to it.  That said, I do have some hope for this film if just because it looks like John Cusack is having a lot of fun with this role.  Cusack is one of those “serious” actors who can be very watchable when he’s finally allowed to just cut loose and go totally over the top.