While doing his press rounds for this weekend’s explosive The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone has been asked a myriad of questions, but finally someone has gotten him to talk about Poe, which is a feature film look at everyone’s favorite horror scribe.
Regarding Poe, a biopic about the late horror author Edgar [Allan] Poe that Stallone has had his heart set on doing for a long, long time, “I will direct it, but it’s never gonna live up to the hype,” he said. He jokingly added, “No matter what I do it’s going to bomb, totally. Totally! When you’ve been talking about something for 30 years, it’s impossible [to live up to those expectations].”
Robert Downey, Jr., was at once point attached to star as the titular author, so Josh asked if the “Iron Man” star is still on board. He didn’t say one way or another, but he admitted that the role needs to go to someone “special.”
“It has be like Downey, I designed it for Downey,” he explained. “Perhaps I could re-work the script. [Maybe] Johnny Depp. It needs a very special actor like that.” While it doesn’t sound like there’s been any recent momentum on the project, Stallone was quick to add, “I’m sure there’s something on the horizon.”
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