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Tell Tale – Poster for updated take on an Edgar Allen Poe tale

Posted by LiveFor on November 3, 2009

Brian Cox is joining Josh Lucas for “Tell-Tale,” a modern-day re-imagining of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tale of a man’s murderous tendencies haunting him from beyond the grave.

Cox will be scouring the city for a vengeful psychopath with no control over his own carnal urges.

“It’s a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,” enthused Lucas to MTV “[‘Tale’] is a modern-telling of it, about a man who gets a heart transplant, and then [after] the heart transplant, the heart that he gets makes him take revenge on what happened to [the donor] at the end of his life.”

“The guy gets a heart that is the heart of somebody who was murdered,” Cox added. “And the heart knows who the murderer is.”

“I am playing the old cop, like the Morgan Freeman part in ‘Se7en’ who comes in and tries to solve the case,” he revealed. “[The mystery is about] how this surgeon is finding body parts and bumping people off.”

The film is produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, and is budgeted at a modest $20 million. Mixing modern science with old-school Edgar Allen, the flick hopes to find a tone similar to films like “Jacob’s Ladder.”

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