It was a busy month for movies, with all the turmoil surrounding a highly competitive award season. Something important has been lost in the Shuffle: Sylvester Stallone is working on a decades-old biopic about the late writer Edgar Allan Poe.
In a short video posted on Instagram earlier this month, Stallone announced that he's working on the script that started more than four decades ago.
"It's a never-ending journey, and I would hate myself if I did not do it at least to the best of my ability and try to actually make it happen," Stallone says in the video. "I can go out there and say," I did it. It may have taken 45 or 50 years, but it's done. "
Stallone has long wanted to make a film about Poe, the great American writer of the 1
"I keep telling my producer Avi Lerner: 'Make Edgar Allan Poe! " Stallone once remarked . "He says," Does he have a gun? "No, he has no weapon. "Can he throw a knife? "I say," No, he writes poetry! »
Stallone was more about the project, opening an unprecedented photo of himself as a macabre writer and poet in September.
"The first serious script I ever wrote was about the great writer Edgar Allan Poe," he wrote in a caption. "At one time, I had aspirations to play it, and this was part of the costume design … But I realized that I was not right for the role, so everything is left."
I'm direct, "he added.
In the new video he posted, he scanned his desk, which was cluttered with earlier drafts of the script and notes, some of them from the 1970s.
"That's what I'm working on," he said. "It was one of the big challenges of my life, but as Poe always said," I promise to take life down the line and I will not let go until I succeed. "
" Yo Poe, "he concluded," Keep punching. "