On Twitter John Cusack announced that he’ll be portraying Edgar Allan Poe in the film The Raven, being directed by James McTeigue. It sounds promising since Teigue was the director for V For Vendetta, which had a theatrical feel that would fit in with this movie. The film won’t be an adaptation of the poem, but its story will deal with a serial killer using Poe’s writings as inspiration. This will force Edgar Allan Poe into helping track down the serial killer.

The film has a lot of potential with the director attached and with John Cusack already diving into research to do the role justice. And yes, it will be a period piece set in the 1800s. It’s most likely a given that it’ll be both theatrical and creepy. I sure hope so.

[AV Club]