First Post for ‘The Raven’ Is a Work of Art

Most of the posters you see hanging in your local multiplex are founded on once concept: remind you which big name actor you’re paying $12 to go see.

Thankfully, that’s not always the case—as evidenced by the first poster for James McTiegue’s (V for Vendetta) new thriller The Raven. The movie stars John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe who is summoned to help solve a series of murders that have been seemingly inspired by his stories. The poster riffs on the mixture of literary references and blood-shedding, splattering ink and blood every which way to create one dazzling piece of poster art.

The Raven hits theaters March 9, 2012 and you can take a look at Cusack as Poe in the first images from the film which also hit today.

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Source: HeyUGuys

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.

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