Who wants to see a drunk Edgar Allan Poe fight the devil?
If you do then Idris Alba is about to bring that dream to life in his movie adaptation of Marc Olden's fantasy thriller book 'Poe Must Die'. Elba’s production company, Green Door will be developing this project which will be set in 1840s New York and follows Edgar Allen Poe as he battles against the forces of evil while teaming up with another dude to hunt down the sorcerer who murdered his wife.
Elba is looking to turn the project into a trilogy, but it is currently unknown if he will star in the film and when production will start. It'd be pretty cool to see public reaction to Idris Elba as Edgar Allen Poe though.
Book summary from Amazon:
A satanist threatens the planet, and only Poe has the imagination to stop him
It is said that beneath Solomon’s glorious throne, books were buried that gave the fabled king control over life, death, and demonic power. The throne has been lost for millennia, but now one man seeks to find it, and harness its secrets to unleash hell upon the world. Jonathan is the most powerful psychic on earth, and in service of his god Lucifer he will tear civilization apart. To combat his dark designs, mankind’s hopes rest on a half-mad alcoholic named Edgar Allan Poe.
In the shadows of New York City, Poe drowns his talent in rotgut gin, trying to forget the death of his beloved wife. A bare-knuckle fighter named Pierce James Figg arrives with a letter of introduction from Charles Dickens, to beg Poe’s help chasing down the power-mad devil worshiper. Writer and fighter will stand together, to save humanity from a darkness beyond even Poe’s tortured imagination.
would you watch Idris Elba fight demons in a three-piece suit and a top hat ONTD?