‘Luther’ star developing ‘Poe Must Die’ trilogy..

Variety is reporting that actor Idris Elba (‘Luther,’ ‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World’) is to produce a movie trilogy based on Marc Olden’s historic thriller novel ‘Poe Must Die.’

Olden’s book, published in 1978, is set in “New York City in the 1840s, with Edgar Allan Poe fighting demonic forces and his personal demons while teaming with a renowned fighter pursuing a sorcerer who murdered the fighter’s wife. The sorcerer is seeking the Throne of Solomon, which will grant him immortality and control over Lucifer.”

Elba will produce the trilogy through his banner, Green Door Production Company.