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savafan
10-13-2005, 01:33 PM
http://www.thisislondon.com/films/articles/20625597?source=Daily%20Mail

By Richard Simpson, Daily Mail
13 October 2005

His last bout was with his protègèturned-rival Tommy Gunn in Rocky V.

Now, more than 15 years on - and 30 years since first putting on his boxing gloves - Rocky Balboa is making another comeback.

Hollywood sources confirmed last night that Sylvester Stallone has agreed to star in the sixth instalment of the Rocky saga.

Filming starts in Los Angeles in December and Stallone, who will turn 60 next year, is also lined up to direct.

A spokesman from the star's agent Paul Bloch said: 'There is a script, but it has yet to get the green light.'

This is industry-speak for Stallone being in advanced talks, but having yet to officially announce his commitment to the project.

In Rocky VI, a lonely, poverty-stricken Balboa comes out of retirement and looks to keep his hand in with a few low-profile fights.

But his return to the ring causes a media frenzy and a promoter comes up with the idea that he should fight the heavyweight champion, Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Stallone is understood to have been back in the gym in preparation for the role.

Although the film is to be made in Los Angeles, it is unclear whether it will be set in Rocky's hometown of Philadelphia. The supporting cast has not been announced.

Rocky will signal something of a renaissance for 59-year- old Stallone, who will turn 60 during filming, and comes as he attempts to revive his other career-defining role, Rambo.

The fourth film in that series is currently in pre-production and will also be produced by Stallone.

The actor became one of Hollywood's highest-paid leading men as the monosyllabic Rocky.

For the first film, in 1976, he was paid just £15,000. But for each sequel he got a huge pay rise - and for Rocky V he earned £10million.

His last role was a cameo in last year's Spy Kids 3. Previously, he had failed to set the box office alight with D-Tox, Driven and the remake of Get Carter.

Johnny Footstool
10-13-2005, 01:40 PM
no.

Yachtzee
10-13-2005, 01:44 PM
I wonder if they'll have him make infomercials for his own line of kitchen appliances. How about the "Rocky Balboa Rocky Road Ice Cream Machine"

Puffy
10-13-2005, 01:48 PM
How can you have Rocky VI when there was no Rocky V??????

Yup, there was never a Rocky V, nope, just 4. Just like there was only Godfather I and II, never a third.

savafan
10-13-2005, 01:57 PM
Yo Mick, e'ry times I try ta get outta da ring they keeps pulling me back in.

HotCorner
10-13-2005, 02:25 PM
... that he should fight the heavyweight champion, Mason 'The Line' Dixon.


This sums up the quality of this script. Yikes! :eek:

KronoRed
10-13-2005, 03:06 PM
Better then another Rambo movie

RedFanAlways1966
10-13-2005, 03:47 PM
They should have Rocky fight another boxer who:

* Spent time in prison for rape.
* Has a strange tattoo covering the left-side of his face.
* Claims he will eat Rocky's kids.
* Bites a chunk of Rocky's ear-lobe off during a sparring exhibition to promote the ultimate fight.
* Used to be "one of the greatest ever" until his own ignorance helped ruin his career and himself.
* Is so ignorant that you wonder why people give him the attention that he receives.

NAH... that would never be believable in the real world, would it? :devil:

smith288
10-13-2005, 04:17 PM
Hard to believe Sylvestor is 10 yrs from 70... First Blood was my favorite of his movies.

savafan
10-16-2005, 10:17 PM
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117931054?categoryid=13&cs=1&s=h&p=0

By DAVID S. COHEN

Sylvester Stallone is reaching back to his glory days, and companies are lining up to relive the memories.

As rumors still persist that the actor will resurrect the "Rambo" franchise, Columbia, Revolution StudiosRevolution Studios and MGM are teaming to co-produce and co-finance "Rocky Balboa," the sixth pic in the "Rocky" series.

Stallone will reprise his role as Philadelphia working-class hero and former champ Rocky Balboa. He will also write and direct.

"We'll try to capture the essence of the first couple of films," Stallone told Daily Variety.

Stallone wrote all the previous "Rocky" films and directed the second, third and fourth entries.

And "Rocky" has been around so long, some familiar names -- but of different generations -- are in the mix.

Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler and Kevin King are producing. Robert Chartoff and Irwin WinklerIrwin Winkler, who produced the previous "Rocky" pics, are aboard as exec producers.

Burt Young returns in the role of Paulie; Bill Conti, who wrote the original "Rocky" score, returns as well.

Pic will shoot starting in the first quarter of 2006 in Philadelphia and Las Vegas. No release date has been set yet.

Stallone said the story has the aging, widowed Rocky initially refusing a chance to get back in the ring.

"There's a computer fight between the reigning world champion and Balboa, and Balboa wins," he said.

"The champion's management says let's do this for real, for charity. Rocky says no but decides to be true to himself even though he's going to be berated by everyone. Just to compete, not to win."

Stallone said former heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr. is in talks to play Rocky's opponent, Mason Dixon.

The rest of the cast will likely be unknowns, he said.

Stallone said the project has been gestating for four years.

"You had the studio difficulty, two studios in transition, then there was a reluctance to go forward until everyone felt there was a script that echoed the kind of sincerity and values the first one had, and had some poignancy like the first one had."

Stallone said Joe RothJoe Roth was instrumental in bringing the project together. He "worked very closely with Irwin Winkler and Bob Chartoff and was instrumental in just putting all the pieces together."

He added that Rocky's arc has been autobiographical for him over the years, and this is no exception.

"I am drawing on a lot of my feelings that are in synch with many people's feelings about facing the last chapter of their lives and how they want it to be written. Rocky goes through the skepticism of trying to go against the tide, to go against common sense."

Stallone said it was tough to be back in the writer's chair after several years away. "It's like going into the barn to start an old engine and see it smoke, rattle and belch, then eventually it starts humming."

He also said the business had changed quite a bit in the 30 years since the first "Rocky."

"In the '70s and '80s, you could change start dates and be flippant about commitment. You can't do that anymore. It's very, very precise; it's run as a strict business now. And I like it. There's no illusion anymore. It's not a dream factory now, it's a real factory. In a good way."

The "Rocky" franchise has grossed $495 million in the U.S. alone.

Stallone was last seen on the bigscreen in "Spy Kids 3-D." He was an exec producer on reality boxing skeinskein "The Contender."

He has apparently slated to revive the "Rambo" series with "Rambo IV" next year and plans to write and direct "Poe," starring Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr. as the author.

KronoRed
10-16-2005, 10:19 PM
How bout a Rocky vs Rambo movie :D

MrCinatit
10-16-2005, 11:36 PM
seems Stallon is making a large push at winning the next couple of Razzie Awards.

savafan
10-31-2005, 08:41 PM
Better then another Rambo movie

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/entertainment/5215954/detail.html

LOS ANGELES -- Sylvester Stallone is reprising his role as gun-totin' John Rambo in the upcoming "Rambo IV."

The 59-year-old actor is also coming back as Rocky. He will write and direct the film he's calling "Rocky Balboa," the sixth installment in the series.

The new Rambo will start when the new Rocky wraps.

A upcoming Rambo script hasn't been written yet, but the story calls for the reclusive Vietnam veteran to resume his vigilante ways when a young girl is kidnapped.

The first three films grossed a combined $614 million worldwide.

KronoRed
10-31-2005, 09:07 PM
Oh lord.

Blimpie
11-01-2005, 09:59 AM
Let me see....Famine? Check. Locusts? Nope--but, I think that Africanized Killer Bees will suffice. Anyway you slice it, this is definitely one of the signs of the apocalypse.

:runaway: :runaway: :runaway:

savafan
07-07-2006, 11:39 PM
I just wanted to say, I saw a trailer for this in front of Pirates of the Carribean 2 tonight, and it looks surprisingly good.

Chip R
07-07-2006, 11:58 PM
They should have Rocky fight another boxer who:

* Spent time in prison for rape.
* Has a strange tattoo covering the left-side of his face.
* Claims he will eat Rocky's kids.
* Bites a chunk of Rocky's ear-lobe off during a sparring exhibition to promote the ultimate fight.
* Used to be "one of the greatest ever" until his own ignorance helped ruin his career and himself.
* Is so ignorant that you wonder why people give him the attention that he receives.

NAH... that would never be believable in the real world, would it? :devil:

Don't give away the plot for Rocky VII.

RBA
07-08-2006, 12:13 AM
Parts of the Trailer..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5BL99ONK3I

MrCinatit
07-08-2006, 07:37 AM
Meh. Looks okay.
But I'm saving my cash for this instant classic (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417148/)

RFS62
07-08-2006, 09:06 AM
The first "Rocky" was brilliant.

Everything else he's ever done is crap.

RedsBaron
07-08-2006, 09:25 AM
While I wouldn't call them great films, I actually enjoyed Rocky II and III, as well as the original, but three Rockys were enough. I can't think of too much else Stallone has done that I liked, and deciding upon the worst of his many movies would be tough, although I'd probably go with Driven.

RFS62
07-08-2006, 09:31 AM
Stop, or my mom will shoot you

SandyD
07-08-2006, 10:07 AM
I haven't seen a single Rocky movie, so I probably won't see this one. I did see First Blood at one of those early 80s video parties where you rented a VCR and a bunch of movies and had an all night video marathon.

What about the movie where he played a singer in a movie with Dolly Parton? Rhinestone? He sings Tutti Fruitti in one cheesy awful scene.

This was one of our features at NOWFF.

RedsBaron
07-08-2006, 10:43 AM
I once saw part of "Oscar", which was also pretty bad. Of Stallone movies other than the first three "Rocky"s that I thought were okay, I'd name "Tango and Cash," a stupid buddy/cop movie he made with Kurt Russell, and "Victory," a WWII/soccer flick he made with Michael Caine. Neither film is great, but they are not horrible.

Raisor
07-08-2006, 11:18 AM
While I wouldn't call them great films, I actually enjoyed Rocky II and III, as well as the original, but three Rockys were enough.


"Clubber, do you have a prediction for the fight?"
"Pain"

I love the first three Rocky films.

Johnny Footstool
07-08-2006, 12:30 PM
"Clubber, do you have a prediction for the fight?"
"Pain"

I love the first three Rocky films.

Clubber licks his lips right before saying that. Absolutely the best part of that movie.

Except maybe for Clubber yelling "Hey woman, hey woman!" at Adrian.

MWM
07-08-2006, 12:45 PM
I thought Oscar was great. Hey, you can't go wrong with Marissa Tomei.

Puffy
07-08-2006, 05:22 PM
I thought Oscar was great. Hey, you can't go wrong with Marissa Tomei.

She is doing a guest stint on Rescue Me right now. And she looks good.

Chip R
07-08-2006, 11:49 PM
Except maybe for Clubber yelling "Hey woman, hey woman!" at Adrian.

Oh, yeah! :lol: And Thunderlips too. :lol:

As for good Stallone movies, Copland was pretty good and he was good in it. I think Stallone is a good actor when he wants to be and when there is a script that is good. Problem is he usually doesn't care about being good and most of the scripts are crap. I remember the promos for Rocky. They compared him to all the great Italian actors then. Made it seem like he was all of them rolled into one. He was great in Rocky but he was no De Niro, Pacino, etc.

Benny-Distefano
07-09-2006, 01:38 PM
Cobra

and

Over the Top I think it was called, about the armwresling championship.





Yikes.

RFS62
07-09-2006, 01:40 PM
OK, I'll give you Copland, but he had a good cast and great script there.

But I wouldn't hit a dog in the ass with anything else he's ever done after Rocky.

Rhinestone?

Guffaw.

cincinnati chili
07-09-2006, 01:47 PM
As for good Stallone movies, Copland was pretty good and he was good in it. .

I agree.

savafan
07-09-2006, 08:46 PM
I kinda liked Demolition Man.

RBA
07-09-2006, 11:28 PM
C'mon,

How about Deathrace 2000 and The Lords of Flatbush?????

zombie-a-go-go
07-11-2006, 09:54 AM
Over the Top. I can't help but love that film. I don't know why; love is blind, I suppose.

gonelong
07-11-2006, 12:56 PM
I enjoy most of Stallone's movies, the worse they seem to be the better I seem to like them. Maybe it has something to do with Stallone himself starting out a serious underdog. Put 'em down in the guilty pleasure category.

GL

Handofdeath
07-11-2006, 02:47 PM
I haven't seen a single Rocky movie, so I probably won't see this one. I did see First Blood at one of those early 80s video parties where you rented a VCR and a bunch of movies and had an all night video marathon.

What about the movie where he played a singer in a movie with Dolly Parton? Rhinestone? He sings Tutti Fruitti in one cheesy awful scene.

This was one of our features at NOWFF.


Seriously, if you go into watching the first Rocky movie with no preconceived notions of Stallone and just try to enjoy the movie on its' own merits you would find the movie is fantastic.

Highlifeman21
07-12-2006, 03:13 PM
No love for Judge Dredd?

DoogMinAmo
07-16-2006, 03:08 AM
I kinda liked Demolition Man.

Agreed.

WMR
12-20-2006, 07:08 AM
All the 'Rocky Balboa' doubters need to eat some crow.

76% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes (a very high score).

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rocky_balboa/

Can't wait to see it.

RedsBaron
12-20-2006, 07:37 AM
All the 'Rocky Balboa' doubters need to eat some crow.

76% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes (a very high score).

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rocky_balboa/

Can't wait to see it.

Hey, we could be wrong. Many of us here, me especially, initially thought Daniel Craig was a terrible choice to play James Bond, yet he was great in "Casino Royale."

WMR
12-20-2006, 07:40 AM
Hey, we could be wrong. Many of us here, me especially, initially thought Daniel Craig was a terrible choice to play James Bond, yet he was great in "Casino Royale."

I didn't see it, RB, but I heard it was a really great Bond. Better than anything Brosnan did? Where would you rank it amongst the other Bonds?

savafan
12-20-2006, 11:58 AM
I didn't see it, RB, but I heard it was a really great Bond. Better than anything Brosnan did? Where would you rank it amongst the other Bonds?

I would put it easily ahead of anything that Brosnan did.

RedsBaron
12-20-2006, 01:48 PM
I didn't see it, RB, but I heard it was a really great Bond. Better than anything Brosnan did? Where would you rank it amongst the other Bonds?

I really liked "Casino Royale," and Daniel Craig is a much, much better actor than Pierce Brosnan; Craig arguably is the best actor ever to play James Bond.
Ranking "Casino Royale" among the other Bond films is a tougher matter. Craig's Bond is a very different character than Brosnan's Bond, and "Casino Royale" is a very different film than "Goldeneye," which is my favorite Brosnan effort as 007. "Casino Royale," while still not in the end a realistic look at the world of spies, is a much darker and more serious film than any prior 007 movie, displacing "From Russia With Love" as the most serious of the Bond films.
While I liked "Casino Royale," what I do not yet know is how it will stand up to repeated viewings. If I can explain, "Ordinary People" and "Schindler's List" are two very good, very serious movies that I liked, but two movies that I have no desire to ever watch again. In contrast, I watch "Tombstone" every time it is on TV, and my partner and I were reciting entire lines of dialogue from that movie yesterday evening. "Tombstone" is not nearly as great a film as "Schindler's List" but it is a lot more fun movie to watch, and watch again.
I've watched "Goldeneye" and "Thunderball" numerous times, and I'll watch them many more times--they are just a fun diversion for me. I do not yet know if I will have the same reaction to "Casino Royale."

RBA
12-20-2006, 01:57 PM
All the 'Rocky Balboa' doubters need to eat some crow.

76% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes (a very high score).

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rocky_balboa/

Can't wait to see it.

Will this mean a "Rocky VII"?

bomarl1969
12-21-2006, 12:49 AM
I just got back from viewing Rocky Balboa and I must say that the movie is definitely a must see. I am kind of biased due to the fact that I am a huge Rocky and Stallone fan but this movie did justice to the ending of the saga. I am not going to give anything away but this movie isn't about the egotistical Stallone that the critics are talking about.

RedsBaron
12-22-2006, 08:55 PM
We just returned for seeing "Rocky Balboa." My wife, three sons and I all give it a :thumbup: . A good end to the "Rocky" saga.

guttle11
12-22-2006, 09:05 PM
It's the best movie ever made.

No hyperbole.


Will this mean a "Rocky VII"?

Adrian's revenge!

ddrone
12-22-2006, 10:51 PM
I just got back from watching it,and it was great.A nice ending for the Rocky films.ROCKY! ROCKY ROCKY!

Chip R
12-23-2006, 01:11 AM
A nice ending for the Rocky films.


That's what we thought after Rocky IV and V.

GIK
12-23-2006, 01:48 AM
IV, yes. V, never.

jmac
12-23-2006, 01:51 AM
That's what we thought after Rocky IV and V.

i am pretty sure this is it for Sly. As far as Rocky is concerned.
In fact...he was asked what he could fight in event of a Rocky 7 and he said he would probably have to got to heaven and fight Apollo.

He is to begin filming Rambo 4 in march which will be the final Rambo as well.
Much i could say probably wouldnt matter to most because i am a huge stallone fan but i will say it anyway.
Rocky Balboa is an excellent way to end the Rocky saga.
If you liked the original Rocky...please go see this.

jmac
12-23-2006, 01:54 AM
While I wouldn't call them great films, I actually enjoyed Rocky II and III, as well as the original, but three Rockys were enough. I can't think of too much else Stallone has done that I liked, and deciding upon the worst of his many movies would be tough, although I'd probably go with Driven.

As a huge stallone fan...i have watched most of his movies many times but i can honestly say "Driven" was/is my least favorite.
I am not a big racing fan, so i guess that plays a part in it !

Yachtzee
12-23-2006, 02:00 AM
IV, yes. V, never.

There was a Rocky V? Are you sure? I count Rocky I, II, III, IV, some sort of blank spot, like something was there, but I can't quite put my finger on it, and then this new movie. Rocky V never existed.

savafan
12-29-2006, 04:36 PM
I gotta say I loved this movie. I'd put it second behind the original. It made me feel like a kid again, and I felt such an array of emotions while watching it...

The speech he gave to his son outside of Adrian's was especially poignant to me.

GIK
12-29-2006, 05:07 PM
I too liked it (as did my wife, who is a big 'Rocky' fan).

Red in Chicago
01-03-2007, 11:10 PM
Count me in as one who loved Rocky Balboa. Several of the flashbacks were very touching. I must say I was doubtful going in, but after watching it, I'm glad I gave it a shot. I almost want to take a vacation to Philadelphia now:)

The fact that Rocky's son is so hot certainly didn't hurt matters:p:

WMR
01-03-2007, 11:37 PM
I gotta say I loved this movie. I'd put it second behind the original. It made me feel like a kid again, and I felt such an array of emotions while watching it...

The speech he gave to his son outside of Adrian's was especially poignant to me.

That scene earned him a nod for being deserving of an Oscar nomination in my opinion.

DoogMinAmo
01-04-2007, 01:07 AM
Wow, based on what others are saying I may have to see it again, because the first time I watched it, I hated it.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-05-2007, 11:57 PM
Just got back from seeing this film, along with We Are Marshall, one of my favorite sports related movies out in a long while!