Jackie Chan is... RAMBO! Well, almost.
September 27, 2000 11:27 AM   Subscribe

Jackie Chan is... RAMBO! Well, almost.
posted by tiaka (6 comments total)
Martial arts star Jackie Chan is reportedly set to team up with Hollywood hardman Sylvester Stallone for a fourth Rambo movie. The Kung Fu expert will play a crime lord, who eventually teams up with Rambo - played by Stallone - in the action adventure. Originally, studio bosses wanted Chan's character to be a multi- millionaire drug baron, but the star told them he would not appear in the film as a narcotics dealer. He says, "I had reservations about playing such a character, as it would set a bad example to the kids." After his decision, producers ordered an immediate re-write to tone down his character's evil ways.I don't know who Sly gave head to in Hollywood, but he's getting back in there. I was actually thinking about this about a day befoure, when you talk about tacky-end carreers, you'd think Stalone, sure there was Rocky, but then we were punished the 5 of them. Whatever. Now, his 2nd most memorable role is Rambo, the cultural figure of 80's machoism, the worst thing is. Yet, today, it'll get a big turn-out, I know I'll go to see it. One thing though, I'll totally hate it if it'll become this modernized version of the lame action, what I hope they'll do is set it in the 80's and still have the music, clothing, cars, whatever the same.
posted by tiaka at 11:33 AM on September 27, 2000

Um, tiaka, thanks for the summary, but where's the link? Your link just points back here.
posted by mrmorgan at 11:42 AM on September 27, 2000

Since there's not a link to the real article yet, here's a link that shows Stallone in a much more publicly appealing role than his last 500 acting roles have been.
posted by tatochip at 12:05 PM on September 27, 2000

I hope the first person "Stallone-as-Rambo" shoots will be his agent.
posted by Optamystic at 12:27 PM on September 27, 2000

Looks like you guys are getting yourselves ready for G.W. Bush / Reagan II
posted by lagado at 5:12 PM on September 27, 2000

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