The first poster of Tiger Shroff-starrer Rambo - an official Indian remake of Sylvester Stallone’s hit-action movie by the same name - was unveiled Saturday morning.
Tiger Shroff plays the iconic action character in the forthcoming remake. The movie will be directed by Siddharth Anand, previously known for Bang Bang.
The poster shows a rugged and surprisingly tough-looking Tiger in the backdrop of a hi-tech warzone. Tiger shared the poster on Twitter and wrote, “Grew up on this character, humbled and blessed to step into his shoes years later. #RamboRemake.”
Reacting to the news of an Indian remake, Hollywood star Stallone took to social media and wrote, “I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India !! .. Great character.. hope they don’t wreck it .”
Tiger then replied to Stallone and wrote, “Humbled and blessed to be walking the road u lay down 🙏❤ u r irreplaceable and I hope I don’t let you down sir @TheSlyStallone #RamboRemake”
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.
“Being a martial artist and a huge action movie buff since childhood, this all seems very surreal, and I’m very grateful for this opportunity. By no means do I believe I can replace the legendary Sylvester Stallone; however, I do feel that somehow this is something I’ve been preparing for since childhood,” noted the ‘Baaghi’ star.
Anand, who also directed the Indian remake of Tom Cruise’s Knight and Day (Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif-starrer Bang Bang) shared, “Rambo is one of the most iconic action blockbuster films from my generation. I grew up looking up to heroes such as Stallone, and in a time where the Indian industry is lacking action characters of Rambo’s caliber, this is a perfect time to introduce Tiger in this role.”
He added, “I cannot wait to work with Tiger on this film. He has that aura about him, a power and vulnerability that will make him the next iconic action hero of our time.”
The project’s producing team includes Anand, Daljit DJ Parmar, Samir Gupta, Hunt Lowry, Saurabh Gupta and Gulzar Inder Chahal. M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures will be producing the project.
Principal photography for the film is slated to start in February, with a release targeted for late 2018.
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