The Pale Blue Eye, a thriller on Netflix starring Christian Bale, explores the killings that eventually inspired Edgar Allen Poe to become the great novelist known for his works The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart among many more. The mystery surrounding the author’s life and death has irritated many writers, artists, and Poe devotees.
One of them is Sylvester Stallone. Like Poe, Stallone is a well-known and respected filmmaker, and creating a biography of Poe is one of his most cherished ambitions. After portraying Rocky Balboa in the movie Rocky, which earned him Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing, Sly Stallone established himself as an icon.
A biography of Sylvester Stallone has long been a goal of his.
The director has mentioned doing an Edgar Allen Poe biography on various talk shows and interviews. He explains why Poe’s humanity so captivated him.
Stallone experienced considerable difficulty in New York City as he tried to break into the Hollywood industry and become a successful actor. From 1969 through 1970, he knocked on every door until landing the highly praised part of Stanley Rosiello in The Lords of Flatbush.
Robert Downey Jr. was a candidate for the part that Sylvester Stallone had explored.
Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man, was the director’s first choice to portray Edgar Allen Poe on screen. Sadly, the director approached him before to Downey’s success in Marvel as Tony Stark.
We are all aware of the numerous conflicts and legal problems Downey was embroiled with before to Iron Man. Stallone delayed the movie as a result of that. Afterwards, Downey discussed the entire incident and quipped,
Stallone hasn’t given up on his goals; he’s expressed his desire to direct the biopic in a previous Instagram post. The director stated his love for the undertaking and his determination to finish it.