Hope Bollywood doesn't wreck Rambo remake
says Sylvester Stallone as the actor is wary of the treatment to the famed franchise and character
Sylvester Stallone's acclaimed series, Rambo, based on David Morrell's novel, First Blood, is now set to be remade in Bollywood. Tiger Shroff will reprise the role of John Rambo. Tiger shared the first look poster and Instagrammed it with the caption, "Grew up on this character, humbled and blessed to step into his shoes years later."
Reacting to the news, Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram and Twitter to say, "I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India. Great character, hope they don't wreck it." While this no doubt came as a shock to Tiger's fans, Tiger retweeted it and said, "Humbled and blessed to be walking the road you lay down. You are irreplaceable and I hope I don't let you down sir."
Setting things straight, Sly replied, "Some people like to read into words and twist them. I like the energy of Bollywood, and I'm sure they will do their very best to make a great movie, good luck Tiger, fight the good fight! I actually get excited in my heart whenever young artists get an rare opportunity to reach for the stars! Eye of the Tiger! I am sure he will put his heart and soul into it." Tiger thanked him again: "There will always and only be one "Eye of the Tiger" for us cubs. You rule the jungle! Thank you so much sir!"
Directed by Siddharth Anand, who had previously remade Tom Cruise's Knight and Day as Bang Bang, the Rambo remake is bankrolled by M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures, and is scheduled to hit the screens by late 2018.