Today we have a video of Thomas Boatwright creating a watercolor Stallone as Cobra sketch for me. I was surprised at how much Boatwright knew about Sly and Cobra. As always, I love the Boatwright’s art. You can see more of it here.
Sly Stallone was a guests a the Cannes Film Festival where he talked about Rambo: Last Blood and two potential projects:
Rambo: Last Blood – “We pick it up, he’s out in this storm, a horrible storm. He’s trying to rescue people… He’s still dealing with survivor guilt, b/c he couldn’t save his friends in Vietnam. A result of PTSD. He has a hard time. He has a beautiful ranch, but he lives underground… He has an adopted family there. His father has passed on. The housekeeper who is 70 has a granddaughter. He’s her surrogate father… Bad things happen…There’s going to be some serious vengeance in this movie. A lot of people getting hurt.”
Cobra – “That (conceit) was what if Bruce Springsteen had a gun? That was rock n’ roll meets drama. That should have been another franchise because that character was so cool. And I blew it. My personal life got in the way. But we’re trying to bring it back as a streaming TV series. Bring out the zombie squad. I’m long gone, but the idea is really good…”
Rocky (Not Creed III): “I have a great idea for Rocky. He finds this fella in the country illegally and it becomes a whole thing…”
Sly talks about more in the article but there were two quotes I want to share:
“Failures just make you smarter. Sometimes success makes you dumber.”
“Never stop punching. That’s how I roll. You always have something to prove.”
The one project I wish we’d hear more about is Hunter based on James Byron Huggins best-selling novel written for Sly!