You might not have thought a movie about a serial killer mimicking the works of Edgar Allen Poe would make for great cinema, but the trailer for 'The Raven' is here to prove otherwise. What initially seemed like a joke-y conceit -- John Cusack is Edgar Allen Poe -- looks kinda great. Or at least better than 'From Hell' and 'Sleepy Hollow.' Watch ahead.

That's Luke Evans playing the Baltimore detective (you'll see him in 'Immortals' later this year) and Alice Eve as Poe's onscreen lady love. She's a long way from being Vince's arm-candy on 'Entourage.'

'The Raven' flies (ding!) into theaters on March 9, 2012. Watch the trailer in HD over at Apple.

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