Whatever likes and shares that followed online notwithstanding, some folks on the internet lost their minds when they learned an Indian action star was going to reprise the lead role in a Rambo remake. It’s not a bad move seeing as how actor and martial artist Tiger Shroff (Heropanti, Baaghi) has earned himself some notable starpower in the last few years.
Alas, he’ll be the one playing the title role as inspired by Ted Kotchoff’s 1982 adaptation of David Morrell’s 1977 novel which helped catapult a younger Sylvester Stallone into Hollywood stardom. As for whether Shroff looks the part or not, he took some time over the weekend to share a preliminary poster for the film which, for what it’s worth, answers the question for folks who are curious.
The Indian Rambo will follow the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land. Forced into the dangerous jungles and frozen mountains of the Himalayas, he unleashes mayhem and destruction, becoming the unstoppable machine he was trained to be.
One other thing this film has going for itself is its director, Siddharth Anand who is no stranger to remakes, particularly after having done something truly special with the 2014 Knight And Day remake, Bang Bang! starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif. So, there’s reason to be optimistic…unless you insist on Stallone/Rambo all day everyday, which is cool too. To each his own.
Rambo hails from M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures. Anand is set to produce the film along with Daljit DJ Parmar, Samir Gupta, Hunt Lowry, Saurabh Gupta and Gulzar Inder Chahal with cameras rolling early next year for a late 2018 release.
Check out the poster below and click here for the initial report.