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
- For years Stallone’s wanted to create an epic, and the book that intrigues him is Franz Werfel’s “The Forty Days of Musa Dagh,” detailing the Turkish genocide of its Armenian community in 1915. (After futile attempts to turn the novel into a movie, filmmakers finally succeeded in 1982, but it was a low-profile production.)
- French ships eventually rescued some Armenians, and Stallone has his favorite scene memorized: “The French ships come, and they’ve dropped the ladders and everybody has climbed up the side. The ships sail. The hero, the one who set up the rescue, has fallen asleep, exhausted, behind a rock on the slope above. The camera pulls back, and the ships and the sea are on one side, and there’s one lonely figure at the top of the mountain, and the Turks are coming up the mountain by the thousands on the far side.
- The movie would be “an epic about the complete destruction of a civilization,” Stallone said. Then he laughed at the ambition. “Talk about a political hot potato. The Turks have been killing that subject for 85 years.”
According to this report at NowGamer, Ubisoft is planning to do an Expendables 2 game. Although this is still a rumor, evidence is pretty strong that the game is at the very least, in development.
On February 15, 2012, The Winnipeg Free Press ran a piece titled, “The Other Stallone” which was of course, about Frank. If you read the article, you’ll discover that Frank is booked to play the Pyramid Cabaret on Friday, March 2nd and a bit more.
This week we have Sly from The Expendables by Tom Hodges. I discovered Tom’s art through his DA site. I saw that Tom was going to be drawing live on UStream so I commissioned several sketches which will be posted in the coming weeks. Tom still draws regularly on UStream and it’s always a blast watching him sketch and interacting with the crowd.
That’s an autographed mini-poster for “Oscar” starring Sly Stallone. It’s autographed by John Landis, the director of, the very under-rated “Oscar” and so many other fan favorite films.
My pal, Alex surprised me with a package containing it and several other Stallone-related autographs that I’m going to post on the SZ over the coming weeks. Alex, as you’ve probably guessed is also known as LotofSly on the SZ message boards where he also serves as one of our moderators [and now has his own section Me &…]. Alex has met more celebrities than anyone else I know, and he somehow always manages to get photos with them. That’s in addition to being an all-around nice guy… and as nice as Alex is THAT has to be a full time job!
The big news this week is the confirmation that Arnold has come on board Sly’s next project, The Tomb.
Collider: Arnold Schwarzenegger…
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Roberto Smilovitch recently turned 40 and since he’s a super Rocky / Stallone fan, his wife made him a cake suited for the occasion! Happy belated birthday to Roberto!
That’s StalloneZoner, Mike Kunda on the set of the a documentary based on Mike’s excellent [and highly recommended] memoir Cue the Rocky Music. The photo was taken by photographer/reporter Rich Howells for his article “Living the Dream” which details the path that Mike and director Jim Toscano have taken to get the documentary made.
Mike is a long-time supporter and friend of the StalloneZone. Frank Stallone recently wrote…
- Mike Kunda hands down is the greatest Rocky impersonator ever I saw . Has the smallest mannerisms down to a tee.
So, know you know more about Mike, how would you like the opportunity to appear along side him in the Rocky documentary? If you’re a Rocky fan, here’s your chance!
Laist.com recently posted a piece called Sly Stallone and Other Actors Who Reprised Their Roles in Super Bowl Commercials. If you click on the link you’ll see just that.