We first told you about Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs’ plans to bring their phenomenal Edgar Allan Poe stage play Nevermore to the big screen a while back, but now the two titans are hoping to see their project become a reality through a Kickstarter campaign.
According to the campaign page: Nevermore is set in 1848, a year after the death of Poe’s beloved wife, Virginia (and a year before his own). He had become internationally famous as the author of The Raven and his Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. But his fame did not provide fortune, and so he was constantly seeking financial security and respect from the literary establishment.
This is Poe in his own words. Our text is taken from his letters and essays, and we have based our evening on reviews and reports of his actual appearances. Our goal is to present a sense of the fascinating man behind the poetry and brilliant tales, a man who could be his own worst enemy, and whose life was even more bizarre and tragic than his strangest story.
The film will expand on the stage play by dramatizing some of Poe’s most famous works, including The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart and Annabel Lee.
As of this writing, Nevermore is only around 20% funded with a little more than a week to go – a very sad sign given the quality of the project. But horror fans can make all the difference, just like they did with ADI’s Harbinger Down project earlier this year. So go spend that $10 you saved by not seeing the Carrie remake and make something really special happen.
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