Is this really necessary? Today in Cannes, Dave McNary of Variety confirms that a Bollywood film company will soon be remaking Sylvester Stallone’s 2008 offering Rambo. This plan was originally outlined at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, but it is only now – a year later – that full funding is in place:
Daljit Parmar, nephew of the late Bollywood multi-hyphenate Mehmood, said the Rambo and Expendables remakes should be in production by the end of the year.
“I am extremely excited to announce the launch of our slate to remake titles from some of the most successful action franchises in Hollywood on this historic 100-year anniversary celebration of Indian cinema at Cannes,” he said.
This is not the first time Stallone and Bollywood have crossed paths. Sly appeared as himself alongside Denise Richards and Brandon Routh in the 2009 romantic comedy Kambakkht Ishq, which got thrashed by critics. An AOL India reviewer for example wrote that the movie had “a worryingly bad script, horrible screenplay, traumatizing dialogues and unpleasant music.”
The oddest title in today’s Original Entertainment/Millennium Films bunch is Brooklyn’s Finest. FishbowlLA is assuming that the Antoine Fuqua 2009 crime drama starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke will be rejigged as something closer to Bangalore’s Finest.
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