Two actors that have played two of the most iconic boxers in movie history are about to return to the ring in the movie ‘Grudge Match’. Sylvester Stallone, who once played Rocky Balboa and Robert DeNiro, who played boxing legend Jake LaMotte in Raging Bull, will be airing their differences fist to face, despite both men getting up there in years.
Way back before the latest Rambo movie hit theaters, Sylvester Stallone originally had the idea that he wanted to base the movie on the novel ‘Hunter’, which would have pit Rambo against some evil mutant best in the wilds of the Pacific northwest. That idea was killed, Rambo was just Rambo, but now Stallone wants to do a separate adaptation of Hunter.
Sylvester Stallone is producing “Rocky: The Musical” It’s a jump to the left and a step to the… sorry, wrong Rocky
Unbowed by the failure of the Spider-Man musical, Sylvester Stallone announced earlier this week that he’s teaming up with world champion boxing brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko to make a musical version of his Oscar-winning boxing film Rocky.
Stallone realizes that his dreams of directing an Edgar Allan Poe biopic may not happen. Wait, what?
In the “that’s news to me” category, Sylvester Stallone yesterday said that he’s always wanted to direct a biopic of author Edgar Allan Poe, but doesn’t think it’ll ever happen because Poe fans would “tear him apart” for what he’d do with it.
Sylvester Stallone, with The Expendables, AKA “The Gun Show”, has done one of the greatest feats of casting since It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, bringing together some of the most bad ass, musclebound action heroes of the last 15 to 20 years in one film, under one roof. The Expendables has bad writing peppered with some funny one-liners, a plot that looks stripped straight out of a late 80s made for TV low budget action movie, but you won’t be watching The Expendables for the writing. You’ll be watching The Expendables for the ass-kicking, sweaty testosterone-filled, skull-crushing action. And it does have that.
Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables opens up in two weeks and that’s awesome and all. I fully expect it to be the most fist-pumping testosterone-filled movie in a long, long time, but when I see old man Stallone pumped up with HGH and old boring governator Schwarzeneggar in the trailers or in the posters, it makes me think that someone should have put together this film in the 1980s.