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Elba developing Poe film trilogy

Idris Elba is to develop Poe Must Die as a film trilogy, according to reports.

The Luther star will adapt Marc Olden's thriller for the big screen through his Green Door Production Co, reported Publishers Weekly.

Set in New York City in the 1840s, the 1978 novel follows Edgar Allan Poe fighting demonic forces and personal demons as he teams up with a former fighter, who seeks revenge against a sorcerer who murdered his wife. The dark story also features the sorcerer looking for the Throne of Solomon, which will grant him immortality and control over Lucifer.

Idris, who will next reprise his role as Heimdall in Marvel's superhero sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron, will also voice Shere Khan in Disney's The Jungle Book.

The 42-year-old actor-DJ will also produce and star in drama A Hundred Streets, alongside Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks. His other upcoming movies include action film Bastille Day and a voice role in Disney's Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory.

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