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Stuart Gordon is bringing his Edgar Allan Poe play Nevermore to the big screen!

08.12.2013by: Eric Walkuski

If you've never had the opportunity to see Stuart Gordon's NEVERMORE, which stars Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe, on the stage, then perhaps you'll settle for a big screen version? Looks like it's happening, as Gordon himself recently revealed via his Twitter page.

A fan of Gordon's tweeted a pic of the NEVERMORE poster (that you see at the bottom of the page) and Gordon's response was this: "That poster is one of my favorites. And I should tell you that we're planning to make a movie of NEVERMORE.More details soon."

He reiterated the plan a few days later, saying to another lucky fellow "playing soon at a theater near you!"

Now, we don't know how soon that may be, but just the idea of Gordon and Combs working on a film adaptation is exciting enough. In case you're unsure what NEVERMORE is all about, here is a statement from Gordon:

"NEVERMORE is our attempt to recreate the public recitals that Edgar Allan Poe presented during the last few years of his much-too-short life. Set in 1848, a year after the death of his beloved wife Virginia (and a year before his own), Poe 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. As a Southerner by breeding, raised in Virginia, he was looked down upon by the New England-based writers of the time, which included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Washington Irving, and Edgar’s arch-nemesis Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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."

Extra Tidbit: Have you seen NEVERMORE on the stage?
Source: Twitter

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