A new movie based on Edgar Allan Poe’s Ligeia is on its way, craftily titled Edgar Allan Poe’s Ligeia. Not going to fool anyone with that title, are they? This is the first we’ve heard of it in a long while, so there’s quite a bit to share.
First, some official plot: Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She’s fighting a fatal illness and will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people’s souls, and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiance Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor by the Black Sea where Ligeia’s everlasting presence slowly drives Jonathan to madness…
This info is culled from the official Ligeia website, which kicked in its virtual doors over the weekend. There you can also find a slew of stills, the trailer and of course Poe’s original poem that the film is based on.
Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts, Katlin Doubleday and Michael Madsen star in Edgar Allan Poe’s Ligeia, which we should be hearing a release date for any day now so stick around!
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