Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…
Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…
Dan Guerrero and UPROXX present Godfather III Almost Starred Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta, with Stallone Directing.
On August 15, 2014, ComicBook.com posted, Sylvester Stallone Talks About His Star Wars Audition.
On January 16, 2013, SpinOff Online posted the story of how Sly Stallone went from almost being the star of Beverly Hills Cop to starring in Cobra.
On February 24, 2012, The Spec.com posted a piece titled Sylvester Stallone Event Raises $100, 000 for Charity. Here are some highlights:
Remember when Sly was interested in getting a film adaptation of Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh going? Well, Yigal Schleifer at The Atlantic does and quotes Sly in his piece Armenia’s Doomed Quest to Recruit Steven Spielberg
Last week Moviehole posted the bottom half of their Top 50 Original Casting Choices. Of course Sly made that list several times. This week Moviehole is back with their Top 25 and Sly again makes the cut…
The big studios always tried to pair up action stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger. When the script for “Face/Off” landed in his pigeonhole, Captain Hollywood read it with an eye to ultimately casting the two biggest names in action in the film. By the time director John Woo was hired to helm the film a couple of years later, Stallone and Schwarzenegger’s appeal had started to wane and, amusingly enough, John Travolta and Nicolas Cage’s stars were on the rise again – thus, the latter twosome got the job.
Sylvester Stallone had wanted his “Demolition Man” co-star to play the role Terry Crews ended up playing in the hit actioner. Snipes was interested, but the film was due to lens in Brazil, and the actor’s tax problems meant that he couldn’t leave the USA. Forest Whitaker ultimately took on the role – even rewriting it – but was forced to leave a few days before production due to a scheduling conflict. Stallone then went to Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson but when he got wind that his fans weren’t happy with that decision he handed the part to brawny footballer cum actor Crews.
On October 26, 2010, Moviehole posted the first part of Clint Morris’ article titled 50 Original Casting Choices. Sly made the list twice so far:
We’ve all heard the stories of O.J Simpson (James Cameron’s favourite to take on the role before coming to the humorous conclusion that America wouldn’t believe such a ‘nice guy’ could be a killer) and Lance Henriksen (He did a great screen test, arriving to the office in character, but wasn’t quite Terminator material. Instead, Cameron cast him as a cop in the film) being up for the T-800, but did you know Sylvester Stallone was actually offered the role of the time-travelling assassin? Sly passed not long before Cameron got wind of Arnold Schwarzenegger, actually.
You all know this one, right? Sly was originally cast as Axel Foley in a more action-centric, less-comical “Beverly Hills Cop” movie. Sly ultimately abandoned the project (all the tinkering with the script turned him off) and the project was later rewritten for “48 Hours” and “Trading Places” funnyman Eddie Murphy.
Film School Rejects posted their choices for who should direct the movie adaptation of Halo. Guess who is listed as their first choice? Here’s what they had to say…
The Pitch: It’s really quite simple. Does Halo have guns? Is Halo a “Mature” rated video game? Is there the equivalent of military personnel? Well, then who better to helm what should be a considerably violent picture than the man who would arm his actors with tank cannons that produce Tom Savini-esque destructive results?
Truth be told this pick is based on my experience with the multi-player aspect of the first game, as that is the extent of my exposure with the Halo series. I never played through the single player mode and therefore cannot justify Sly’s selection on any kind of storytelling match. What I do know is that the game has blood, brutes and bullets, and no active director does the combination of the three with as much gratuitous enthusiasm as Stallone. Any writing issues you may have with Rambo or The Expendables are irrelevant as the Halo script has already been written by someone else. Sly would just need to come in and do what he does best, which is to paint the town red. – Adam Charles
Earlier today Slashfilm reported on a rumor that Sly Stallone and Robert DeNiro may team up for “Grudge Match.” Sly and DeNiro would play…
… “retired boxers Billy “The Kid” McGuigan and Henry “Razor” Sharp, lifelong bitter rivals who are coaxed out of retirement and into the ring for one final grudge match — 50 years after their last title fight.”
Although fans would love to see Rocky take on The Raging Bull, I’m not sure now is the time for this type of movie. Sly has Expendables II on deck and then hopefully something like Hunter or even Expendables III. And let’s face it, according to the synopsis of Grudge Match, Sly and DeNiro were supposed to have fought 50 years ago in a title fight — so they’d have been what 14, 15 years old? Perhaps when Sly and DeNiro have aged a bit, Grudge Match would be right.