The Expendables 2 Treaser Trailer Hits

If you don’t like this trailer for The Expendables 2, then turn in your man card.

“Rocky” Musical Moves Forward

On June 1, 2011, Patrick Healy, in the New York Times, wrote a piece titled, “Gonna Fly Soon: A ‘Rocky’ Musical is Moving Forward.”   Here are a few tidbits:

  •  The creators and producers, which include “Rocky” star and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone, held a private reading of the work in New York in April, according to Mr. Meehan and a member of the producing team, Barbara Darwall.
  • … they described the reading as creatively successful and said work was continuing toward the goal of mounting the musical in Germany in the fall of 2012 — and then, they hope, bringing “Rocky” to Broadway in the spring of 2013.
  • The project began about eight years ago, Mr. Meehan said, when Mr. Stallone called him about making a musical of “Rocky.” Mr. Stallone holds the rights to the story, Mr. Meehan and Ms. Darwall said.
  • He [Mr. Meehan] described the show as a small-orchestra, small-cast production, with about five principal characters and a plot that tracked closely to the first “Rocky” movie. He added that Mr. Stallone was an artistic partner and producer, not a potential cast member.

Of course other sites picked up the news…

And many other sites.


Hennie Blaauw’s Barney Ross

Long time SZoner, Hennie Blaauw sent in the piece above with this e-mail:

Hi there,
Looong time hey… Just thought I’d send you something I did in my free time at the studio…should animate it one of these days..hehe.
Keep well, thanks for a rocking site!


Hennie Blaauw
Thanks to Hennie for sharing his talents.  And, yes, we’d love to see it animated! – Craig

Sly in Dolan’s Cadillac

The following e-mail arrived at the SZ today:

“Here is an article that was in the Hartford Courant:
You know all those stories about name talent in Hollywood being booked and double-booked into pre-strike movies – and how there are almost no stars of marquee value left with free space on their schedules?  Well, now we can tell you that even boxoffice-challenged SYLVESTER STALLONE is hurrying into a pre-strike project – and a promising one at that.

It’s “Dolan’s Cadillac,” a STEPHEN KING story in which STALLONE will play a Las Vegas kingpin who thinks he’s gotten away with murder, though the spouse of the victim has big revenge plans.

The CRUISE-WAGNER project [as in TOM CRUISE and PAULA WAGNER] is scheduled to start the last week of April in Mexico. That’s last minute for production and post-production, considering the strike could start June 30th.


Lilja’s Library – The World of Stephen King

Thanks to Lilja for her tip! – Craig Zablo [January 30, 2001]

Sly as Rambo… Hardened

N2Toys has announced that they are coming out with a line of action figures that they called “Hardened.” These figures will be based on characters from action movies and the first figure is going to be John Rambo!  The figure looks pretty good based on the preliminary artwork!  The second figure in the series is set to be the cop played by STEVEN SEGAL in “Above the Law.” Hopefully we will see other STALLONE figures in the near future — Cobra, anyone?

Thanks to Andrew and The ARNOLD FAN site for the tip!

Craig Zablo [January 27, 2001]



The long awaited DVD ROCKY SPECIAL EDITION BOX SET will finally be available on April 24th! The five disc set will list for $89.96 but is available |HERE| at a pre-order price of $59.98 which is a savings of $29.98 (33%)!
* 5-disc set that includes all of the Rocky films
* All of the films will contain new sound mixes
* All of the films will contain anamorphic transfers
* ROCKY will be a SPECIAL EDITION with:
– deleted scenes
– a documentary
– commentary track with SLY,
director John Alvidsen, and cast members
– an extensive still gallery
– a new 5.1 Dolby Digital Soundtrack
– and MORE!

– Craig Zablo (January 22, 2001)

Sly in the Hollywood Bowl

The January 29, 2001, issue of Us magazine features an item titled “Hollywood Bowl.” It features pictures of SLY, WARREN BEATTY, ROBIN WILLIAMS, GARTH BROOKS, NICK NOTLE, and a few other stars in the younger years suited up and ready to play some football!

Craig Zablo [January 20, 2001]

SZ Scores Second “Eye See You” Pic

The SZ has scored a second press pic from SLY‘S delayed film “Eye See You” [formerly known as “D-Tox” and “The Outpost”] .   Although the movie has been finished for well over a year, distribution has been scheduled and re-scheduled.   Word is that the film may be released later this year.  Thanks to someone who calls himself “No Burn Brogan.”

Craig Zablo

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