The trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's short story called "Ligeia" has been released. The new horror movie stars Wes Bentley, Michael Madsen and Eric Roberts. It is written by John Shirley, the man behind "The Crow" and "The Specialist."
Plot: Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She's fighting a fatal illness and she 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.
The film is directed by first-time helmer Michael Staininger and has yet to be picked up for distribution.