May 24, 2005

Yo, Edgar!

Sylvester Stallone is set to direct a film he wrote about doomed Gothic poet and author Edgar Allan Poe, reports Variety. Poe's psychological thrillers had me penning my own grisly "epic" poems (which will NEVER see the light of day) such as The Dark Tower in junior high. The film is set to star doomed rake-about-town, Robert Downey Jr. The casting makes sense and it's likely that Downey Jr. has tried Opium, the drug oft-mentioned in Poe's works. --Kim

Related: Head to the E.A. Poe Society of Baltimore for more on Poe's life and works.

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