Sylvester Stallone Hopes India Doesn’t Wreck ‘Rambo’
Posted 2017/05/20 0 0
Tiger Shroff released the first poster of his next, Rambo, an official remake of Sylvester Stallone’s hit movie by the same name. The Hollywood star has expressed hopes that “they don’t wreck it.”
For many, there will only ever be one Rambo, the muscular physique of Sylvester Stallone, but Bollywood has found their own man to fulfill the role. 27-year-old Tiger Shroff will play India’s answer to Sly, and we are told to look out for a star on the rise. Famous for Bollywood films like Baaghi and Heropanti, Shroff is apparently a popular choice for the lead role about a troubled war veteran with a thirst for blood.
While Stallone had previously given his blessing to the Hollywood remake of Rambo, he has also taken to Twitter and Instagram in support of the Bollywood iteration. In the post, Stallone hopes that the remake doesn't end up 'wrecking' the legacy of the film. He wrote, "I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India !! .. Great character.. hope they don't wreck it".
Tiger, in his reply to the 'Rocky' star, promised that he will not let him down.
"Humbled and blessed to be walking the road you lay down. you are irreplaceable and I hope I don't let you down sir @TheSlyStallone #RamboRemake," the 'Baaghi' star wrote.
The “Rambo” franchise first came to life in 1982 with First Blood, which minted over $125 million worldwide. It was followed by a number of successful remakes, including the latest one in 2008, which earned $113 million globally.
The remake, which will star Tiger Shroff, will be directed by Siddharth Anand and co-produced by M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures. The film will follow life of last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land and how he unleashes mayhem by becoming an unstoppable machine after tough training.
“Being a martial artist and a huge action movie buff since childhood, this all seems very surreal, and I’m very grateful for this opportunity. By no means do I believe I can replace the legendary Sylvester Stallone; however, I do feel that somehow this is something I’ve been preparing for since childhood, ” said Tiger.
The film will release in 2018.