Los Angeles: British actor-rapper Idris Elba is developing Marc Olden's 1978 historic thriller novel "Poe Must Die" as a movie trilogy through his banner.
The story is set in New York City in the 1840s, with Edgar Allan Poe fighting demonic forces and his personal demons while teaming up with a renowned fighter pursuing a sorcerer who murdered the fighter’s wife. The sorcerer is seeking the Throne of Solomon, which will grant him immortality and control over Lucifer, reports variety.com.
Apart from that, Elba is producing and starring in Jim O’Hanlon’s drama “A Hundred Streets” along with Gemma Arterton, Samantha Banks, Ken Stott, Charlie Creed-Miles, Tom Cullen and Steve Mackintosh.
The 42-year-old will be seen in Marvel-Disney’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and is voicing Shere Khan in Disney’s “The Jungle Book”.