Newsblast Archive Dateline: November 10, 1999
The Nightmare of Edgar Allan Poe will take place during the last week of Poe's troubled life.
Our Mr. Jackson has been looking for the ideal project in which to do his first starring role. He will also executive produce the film.
Poe was a good writer, inspired modern horror and gothic poetry, blah blah blah, that's not important right now, Michael Jackson!
No movie has ever been made of Poe's life before, so why not? The exact cause of his death remains a mystery.
Maybe Michael Jackson went back in time. We know he can. And he told Poe about the movie. And that was what did it.