Actor Sylvester Stallone is gonna be peppering up Cannes quite a bit starting next week. He already has a remake of upcoming South Korean Don Lee starrer, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, in his wake, and his 1993 classic hit movie, Cliffhanger, is also under Ana Lily Amirpour’s remake microscope without his involvement.
For this, we now turn to news over from Cannes that the celebrated action star is bringing a double dose of Rambo to the 72nd Festival de Cannes, firstly promoting Rambo V: Last Blood with an exclusive first look. And second, to screen the world premiere of a 4K rendering of Ted Kotcheff’s original novel adaptation, Rambo: First Blood. Read on:
As he will be present at Cannes, Sylvester Stallone will have the honor of a special screening in the Palais des Festivals on Friday, May 24 at 10:30PM. He will introduce on stage some exclusive images of Rambo V. After a video montage evoking his huge career, the world premiere restoration of Ted Kotcheff’s Rambo – First Blood will be screened in 4K DCP in the Grand Théâtre Lumière.
Rambo V: Last Blood is directed by Adrian Grunberg and produced by Millennium Films. The film will star Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega and Oscar Jaenada. Matthew Cirulnik and Sylvester Stallone wrote the script based on characters created by David Morell. The film will be released in the US and worldwide from September 20. It will be distributed in France by Metropolitan Filmexport on October 8.
Rambo: First Blood by Ted Kotcheff (1982), starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna, will be screened with a restored print by Studiocanal. The restoration of the Rambo trilogy was made from the original camera negatives, which were scanned in 4K resolution 16bit in Technicolor Hollywood. Then the full restoration was done at Éclair in Paris. Grading was done respectively for theatrical by HDR Dolby. The film was restored frame by frame in the respect of the artistic choices of the original production.