It's a busy time for Sylvester Stallone, with not all the activity on the positive side. His boxing-oriented reality show, The Contender
, was cancelled last month (although Sly is trying to bring it back
), and he's even been accused of being the source of rumors
that Arnold Schwarzenegger was (is?) a fan of Adolf Hitler. But apparently the only slings and arrows Stallone's focusing on at the moment are those belonging to his character John Rambo-- he's just signed a deal to star in Rambo 4
, which begins shooting early next year and finds the title character (17 years later) menaced by white supremacists. At the same time, Stallone is also setting out on a dream project of his, a biopic about Edgar Allan Poe
, which he will write and direct. (He hopes to get Robert Downey, Jr. to play Poe-- talk about type-casting.) While some might think he and EAP don't have much in common, Sly thinks otherwise: "[Poe] once said, 'I am insane with long horrible fits of sanity.' And I feel the same way."