Idris Elba's production company options POE MUST DIE by Marc Olden

British actor Idris Elba has optioned Poe Must Die by Marc Olden for three feature films, according to Publishers Marketplace. 

Here's their blurb on it: 

Marc Olden's POE MUST DIE, optioned to Idris Elba's Green Door Production Company, to be split into three feature films, by Dana Spector at Paradigm, on behalf of Liza Fleissig at Liza Royce Agency.

And here's a little more about the book (which, as you can see, would lay the groundwork for a hell of a film series): 

A satanist threatens the planet, and only Poe has the imagination to stop him

It is said that beneath Solomon’s glorious throne, books were buried that gave the fabled king control over life, death, and demonic power. The throne has been lost for millennia, but now one man seeks to find it, and harness its secrets to unleash hell upon the world. Jonathan is the most powerful psychic on earth, and in service of his god Lucifer he will tear civilization apart. To combat his dark designs, mankind’s hopes rest on a half-mad alcoholic named Edgar Allan Poe.

In the shadows of New York City, Poe drowns his talent in rotgut gin, trying to forget the death of his beloved wife. A bare-knuckle fighter named Pierce James Figg arrives with a letter of introduction from Charles Dickens, to beg Poe’s help chasing down the power-mad devil worshiper. Writer and fighter will stand together, to save humanity from a darkness beyond even Poe’s tortured imagination.

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Tags: Marc Olden, Edgar Allan Poe, Idris Elba