Screen Junkies » james mcteigue http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Comic-Con 2011: John Cusack On The Case In ‘The Raven’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/comic-con-2011-john-cusack-on-the-case-in-the-raven/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/comic-con-2011-john-cusack-on-the-case-in-the-raven/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:57:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=221244 Plus a first look at Alice Eve and Luke Evans in the dark thriller.

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While we wait around for the trailer, Comic-Con 2011 has been nice enough to preview these looks at The Raven. Look at John Cusack there. He’s just investigating the crap out of those crimes. It’s no wonder FilmNation was so excited to work with director James McTeigue again.

As previously reported, The Raven stars John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in the final days of his life. Luke Evans plays a detective who teams with Poe when a vicious serial killer kidnaps the author’s really hot fiancee (Alice Eve) and begins modeling his killings after Poe’s work. Talk about commitment from a writer. I doubt you’d see Tucker Max on the scene with a magnifying glass if a killer were to start murdering women in the douchiest ways possible.

The Raven opens in theaters March 9th, 2012. (Bloody Disgusting)

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James McTeigue To Deliver ‘Message From The King’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-mcteigue-to-deliver-message-from-the-king/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-mcteigue-to-deliver-message-from-the-king/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:56:34 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221091 In the right light, you'd swear it was directed by a Wachowski.

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James McTeigue has been hired to work his patented Almost Wachowski magic on a new project. FilmNation Entertainment snagged him to direct the thriller, Message From the King. The story centers on Jacob King, a man who comes to Los Angeles with the intention of finding his missing sister. Given McTeigue’s pedigree, it’s safe to assume that will involve karate and explosions.

McTeigue just completed the John Cusack with a goatee thriller The Raven, which was also a FilmNation project. Production head Aaron Ryder said, “After working with James on The Raven and then seeing a cut of the film, it was very clear to us that we needed to make his next movie.” If he could make a movie about a karate-fighting Edgar Allan Poe awesome, there’s no limit to his abilities. (Deadline)

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‘The Raven’ No Longer Called ‘The Raven’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-raven-no-longer-called-the-raven/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-raven-no-longer-called-the-raven/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 16:56:51 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210379 Quoth The Untitled Raven Project, nevermore.

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The upcoming John Cusack thriller The Raven has a great title that fit its crackerjack premise: Edgar Allan Poe helps a young detective solve a series of killings that are inspired by Poe. Unfortunately, it now no longer belongs to the grand cinematic tradition of movies called The Raven, and instead belongs to the grand cinematic tradition of movies called “The Untitled Raven Project.”

The reason for this change is not known, although some are speculating it’s so as not to conflict with an adaptation of the scifi short story “The Raven,” which is also in production. Which is total BS, because Poe thought of the title “The Raven” first.

Anyway, it’s not all bad news for The Untitled Raven Project, since it also has a release date: March 9, 2012. So mark your gothic, Poe-themed desk calendars now. (/Film)

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John Cusack Is So Raven http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/john-cusack-is-so-raven/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/john-cusack-is-so-raven/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 17:26:45 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12347 Here's a pic of John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven. As you can see, he's holding a raven. It's so on the nose you might not be able to conceive it.

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Here’s a pic of John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven. As you can see, he’s holding a raven. It’s so on the nose you might not be able to conceive it. Good job, studio. You completely surpassed our threshold for simplicity and looped back the other way. Now we’re all baffled as to what the film, directed by James McTeigue, is portraying. Maybe you could work on a title sequence that’s completed constructed by, with, and for ravens. (Vulture)

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John Cusack Playing Edgar Allan Poe Fo Sho in ‘The Raven’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-cusack-playing-edgar-allan-poe-fo-sho-in-the-raven/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-cusack-playing-edgar-allan-poe-fo-sho-in-the-raven/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Quoth the Raven, "Herpity derp!" John Cusack has announced via his Twitter that he will be playing all around bad boy Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue's thriller The Raven. The movie won't be about a guy in a room who keeps hearing strange knocking (Cusack already did that in 1408), but instead "a serial killer thriller in which the famed horror author would have to solve clues of a string of murders based on his stories." Considering Poe wasn't a stranger to smoking a boat-load of opium for inspiration, I wonder if they'll incorporate that character trait into the film. Nothing would give me more pleasure than watching John Cusack stumbling around 1850s Baltimore stoned out of his gourd on barbiturates. It would be like a really old school episode of "The Wire." (ComingSoon)

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Quoth the Raven, "Herpity derp!"

John Cusack has announced via his Twitter that he will be playing all around bad boy Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue‘s thriller The Raven. The movie won’t be about a guy in a room who keeps hearing strange knocking (Cusack already did that in 1408), but instead "a serial killer thriller in which the famed horror author would have to solve clues of a string of murders based on his stories."

Considering Poe wasn’t a stranger to smoking a boat-load of opium for inspiration, I wonder if they’ll incorporate that character trait into the film. Nothing would give me more pleasure than watching John Cusack stumbling around 1850s Baltimore stoned out of his gourd on barbiturates. It would be like a really old school episode of "The Wire." (ComingSoon)

 

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