ComingSoon.net’s ShockTillYouDrop.com was one of a very small group of outlets selected to speak with director James McTeigue and actor Luke Evans about The Raven, the thriller opening from Relativity on March 9, 2012. The timing of the interview was significant for two reasons. The trailer made its premiere, also, today marks the 162nd anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.
To promote the release of the The Raven, Relativity had black-wrapped cars, mannequins, and trash cans with “RIP EAP” emblazoned on them strewn around Baltimore, Maryland where Poe is buried. There, McTeigue and Evans spoke on the phone from Westminster Hall. They discussed the nature of the film, how star John Cusack got into the role of Poe, the dynamic of the two lead characters and The Raven‘s grisly recreations of Poe’s stories.
You can read the interview by clicking here.