R | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.
Joaquin Phoenix was at one point in negotiations to star in the project together with Jeremy Renner. Phoenix would have played Poe to Renner's police inspector Fields, but the deal fell through when Renner decided to do Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011).
Breathless Tenement Man:
It's the fourth floor.
The pistol Captain Hamilton points at Poe in the carriage, in 1849, is a Remington double-barrel derringer, not produced until 1866.
$7,289,642 (USA) (29 April 2012)
$16,008,272 (USA) (24 July 2012)
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