10/07/2011 01:00 pm ET Updated Dec 07, 2011

'The Raven' Trailer Released: John Cusack As Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe isn't just for English majors anymore.

We've been psyched about John Cusack's psychological thriller since his spot-on Poe portrait but now we're able to see the mysterious author come to life.

"The Raven," from director James McTeigue ("V For Vendetta"), tells the story of Poe's final days, which were reportedly spent chasing a killer who was inspired by his dark short stories and books.

Check out the newly released trailer below. With gloomy, fog-fill streets, nightmarish killing sequences and lots and lots of ravens, we can't help but think that Poe would be beaming with pride.