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Posted: 12/12/2002 6:23:15 AM EDT
[url=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=91&ncid=91&e=1&u=/bpihw/20021212/en_bpihw/mgm_puts__rocky_vi__in_ring]MGM puts 'Rocky VI' in ring[/url]
The long-rumored "Rocky VI" is one step closer to fighting its way to the big screen. MGM is nearing a final deal with Sylvester Stallone (news) to write, star in and produce another installment of the Academy Award-winning franchise. But unlike most Hollywood franchises that see each installment grow in size, scope and budget, the new "Rocky" will return the franchise to its indie-style roots. The original 1976 film -- starring Stallone as the ultimate underdog who takes on champ Apollo Creed -- rang in at a budget just north of $1 million and went on to gross more than $220 million worldwide. The story line for "Rocky VI" would find Stallone as a 50-year-old Rocky Balboa who is now at work running a youth center. He is lured out of retirement from the ring for one last fight.
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Link Posted: 12/12/2002 6:27:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Not another one. Maybe he will have a heart attack in this film like his old trainer.
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Maybe [b]during[/b] filming.
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 6:50:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 7:06:20 AM EDT
Is his opponent going to be a geezer also? That could be kind of cool. Wheel them into the ring, stand them up, and let them go at it.
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 7:08:27 AM EDT
Kind of like Terminator 3
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 7:27:41 AM EDT
Or Mad Max 4
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 7:29:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 7:49:13 AM EDT
Hey, at least John Travolta's not in it. [bounce] I was REALLY getting sick of seeing him in EVERY FRICKING MOVIE!
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 7:54:04 AM EDT
Maybe he can fight Jason in space.....
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 7:58:46 AM EDT
Rocky fighting Rosie, we could call it "Ram Butt"
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