2001

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!

Cheers

Hennie Blaauw
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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

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]

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

Stallone News for the Week

The picture above (minus the SZ tag, of course) appeared earlier in the week at DARK HORIZONS in an item about Warner Brothers’ 2001 movie line-up.

Entertainment Tonight’s website ran an item on Thursday saying that Sly and Jennifer co-hosted the opening of Downtown Disneyland in an event which benefited the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Sly also announced that his next movie will be a comedy. The picture above accompanied the item.

Earlier this week I received an e-mail from Simon Barber who is the new web master of Frank Stallone’s Official Website.

If you haven’t checked out Frank’s site in a while, you really should. Frank and Simon have updated and re-designed all areas (and have added more content as well)! You can find them at FrankStallone.com (they’ve moved from the old location) or by clicking |HERE|. Be sure and tell them the SZ sent ya!

[January 14, 2001] – Craig Zablo