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    Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

    Is Hrithik the new Rambo?

    http://us.rediff.com/movies/2005/may/31raja.htm

    Raja Sen | May 31, 2005 12:11 IST

    Sylvester Stallone Just when you thought the Vietnam veteran had passed quietly into the shade, he's back!

    Nu Image/Millenium Films have acquired the film rights to the Rambo film franchise from Miramax/Dimension Films.

    The shooting for Rambo IV, also titled Holy Wars, is scheduled to begin in Sofia, Bulgaria, in January 2006.

    Filming also scheduled in the US and -- you better believe it -- India!

    The announcements are going to be big in this piece, so read on, and keep your eyes peeled.

    Sylvester Stallone, unsurprisingly, will return to his iconic action role. This time, the proposed script he's adapted for the film sees him as a family man.

    Stallone has reportedly said John Rambo has been 'assimilated into the tapestry of America', and is living in peace, working with the UN. Work pressures force him and his family to the American outback, where the former Green Beret's family comes under an onslaught by white supremacists. Rambo dons typically lethal vengeance gear to rescue his 10-year-old daughter from a hostage situation.

    However, an early draft of Holy Wars, freely viewable online, revolves around a different race-situation, one which Stallone has been alluding to ever since 9/11 happened.

    John Rambo, a committed family man, is an environmentalist working at the UN headquarters in New York. Suddenly, the UN HQ is besieged by Islamic terrorists. The sadistic fundamentalists are holding the world to ransom. There isn't a better man to go after the bad guys than Rambo, but the tale sees a twist because he knows his Afghani-adopted son is part of the terrorist squad.

    Nu Image/Millenium Films took over the Rambo franchise entirely only very recently, after Harvey and Bob Weinstein left Miramax, also quitting their stake in the co-production deal on the Sylvester Stallone series. The series was bought by Miramax's Dimension Films in 1997, as Rambo's originating film company, Carolco, was going bankrupt.

    Nu Image/Millenium Films have long been touting Holy Wars as a project with an extreme international scale, and their early draft, with an acknowledged nod of the head to Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Mission Kashmir, throws up a lot of Bollywood masala, including the biggest names in the business.

    Hrithik RoshanThe role of UN Secretary General Amit Talian, in the Holy War draft, was written especially for Amitabh Bachchan! As Stallone, 59, continues flexing steely muscles, it's only fitting that his new boss -- after Richard Crenna, who played Colonel Trautman, his original mentor, passed away in 2003 -- be someone who embodies the never-say-die spirit as heartily as the Italian-American superstar himself.

    But the best is yet to come.

    Rambo's Afghani-American stepson (or his Afghani-adopted son, going by the draft we read) is slated to be played by -- hold your breath -- Hrithik Roshan!

    The treatment note describes the character as similar to Altaf in Mission Kashmir, and calls him 'in many ways, the Rambo for the twenty-first century.'

    Talking about Hrithik, it mentions a resemblance between him and Stallone himself, and talks about how the young Indian stud currently has all the staying power needed to make the first truly big crossover Indian-American film.

    Taking things into perspective, it's important to remember than nothing has been signed yet -- there have been no official announcements regarding the cast of the film, with the obvious exception of the inevitable leading man, Sly himself.

    But the fact that the film will have a shooting schedule in India, and that Nu Image is currently scouting for Rambo IV locations in Mumbai and Nagpur, bodes well for these casting choices to actually come through.

    The Nu Image press release gushes about Bachchan's recent appointment as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, which just goes to show that the idea of his casting itself has not been dismissed.

    Meanwhile, Hrithik Roshan might just have played his cards to awesome perfection.

    Hrithik, conspicuously absent from the Bollywood rat race over recent months, and staying away from media glare might just do a Mallika Sherawat and make our eyes pop open in stunned surprise!

    Only, this is much, much bigger. Every bicep-crafting boy in the world has, at some point of time, dreamt of being Rambo. Hrithik could live that dream, and give Indian films their most prominent showcase in Western cinema yet.

    #2
    Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

    Chakka gone to Hollywood. Hollywood ki qismat phooti hai.
    charah saazon se alag hai mayar mera kay main
    zakham khaaonga tou kuch aur nikhar jaaonga

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      #3
      Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

      ^ Someones very jealous of the chakka

      The Rambo series would never be the same without Richard Crenna.

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        #4
        Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

        I dont think it is true.. As I checked IMDB. No data on a new rambo movie!

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          #5
          Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

          Originally posted by beta
          I dont think it is true.. As I checked IMDB. No data on a new rambo movie!
          Rambo to return in 2006
          http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2...250020,00.html
          He was a self made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
          - Author on Cargill in 'Catch 22'

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            #6
            Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

            Nothing is final yet. No papers have been signed so lets not have high hopes.
            I hope everything goes well, the day movie releases with hritik i will give party to all of you guys.
            Tu bhi villain ban sakta tha, "BILLA" ban sakta tha.....

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              #7
              Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

              Salman of Junoon should have been cast to play Rambo in the new movie. A Rambo with big ego and girly voice
              charah saazon se alag hai mayar mera kay main
              zakham khaaonga tou kuch aur nikhar jaaonga

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                #8
                Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

                Originally posted by kaka_in_usa
                I hope everything goes well, the day movie releases with hritik i will give party to all of you guys.
                is that a promise kaka bhai?
                Geo aur Jeenay Do

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                  #9
                  Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

                  Originally posted by smooth_guy
                  Salman of Junoon should have been cast to play Rambo in the new movie. A Rambo with big ego and girly voice

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                    #10
                    Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

                    Originally posted by coolmunda_2000
                    is that a promise kaka bhai?
                    Its a big kaka style promise.


                    **Travel allowance not included
                    Tu bhi villain ban sakta tha, "BILLA" ban sakta tha.....

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                      #11
                      Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

                      I would much rather believe what "IMDB" has to say regarding this than what Chicago sun times has to say. Stallone was on Conan the other day he also confirmed that the idea is out in the market, but nothing is certain yet. As soon as the movie is even officially announced it will be put on IMDB



                      Originally posted by maihu_don

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                        #12
                        Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

                        LOL... Good one. Whats this clown going to do, shoot some1 then dance around a tree with a troupe. LOL
                        Indian actors are such fairies.... But the chicks are'nt so bad

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                          #13
                          Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

                          this is confirmed news, sly has signed 4 both, a new rambo and rocky movie. sly said {when referring to a new rocky movie}... 'we r in the kitchen and cookin'.. and when referring to a new rambo movie, he said along the lines of.. 'people need to be reminded of the real action hero.'

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                            #14
                            Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

                            here are all the results which pop up for Rambo! Even Jon Rambo of Guest house fame pops up in IMDB! But Rambo 4 IS NOT ANNOUNCED YET!

                            Popular Titles (Displaying 3 Results)
                            First Blood (1982)
                            aka "Rambo: First Blood"
                            Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
                            Rambo III (1988)

                            Other Results
                            Names (Exact Matches) (Displaying 4 Results)

                            Rambo (Actor, Chacun cherche son chat (1996))
                            Kurt Rambis (Actor, Forget Paris (1995))
                            nickname "Rambo"
                            Kane Roberts (Actor, Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Returns (1986) (V))
                            nickname "Rambo"
                            Afzal Khan (Writer, Mahaanta (1997))
                            aka "Jan Rambo"
                            aka "Rambo"
                            Titles (Exact Matches) (Displaying 4 Results)
                            Rambo (1987)
                            "Rambo" (1986)
                            Rambo (1987/II) (VG)
                            Rambo (2003)
                            Names (Partial Matches) (Displaying 28 Results)
                            Dack Rambo (Actor, "All My Children" (1970))
                            birth name "Norman Rambo"
                            aka "Norman 'Dack' Rambo"
                            Rambo Kranebitter (Miscellaneous Crew, xXx (2002))
                            Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald (Miscellaneous Crew, Traffic (2000))
                            aka "Rambo Fitzgerald"
                            aka "'Rambo' Fitzgerald"
                            Juan Gabriel Reynoso (Actor, Volcano (1997))
                            aka "Juan 'Rambo' Reynoso"
                            B.J. Rambo (Actor, The Tall Guy (1989))
                            Bubba Dean Rambo (Actor, 13 Going On 30 (2004))
                            Mychael T. Rambo (Actor, Justice (2004/I))
                            Tom Starnes (Miscellaneous Crew, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002))
                            aka "Tom 'Rambo' Starnes"
                            Michael Lambert (I) (Miscellaneous Crew, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997))
                            aka "Michael 'Rambo' Lambert"
                            Luis Ramírez Rambo (Actor, En construcción (2001))
                            aka "Luis Ramírez Rambo"
                            Yvette Rambo (Actress, Happy Together (1989/I))
                            Rodolfo Resch Rambo (Miscellaneous Crew, Nueve reinas (2000))
                            aka "Rodolfo 'Rambo' Resch"
                            Rambo Kowalsky (Actor, Plus g*****r (1985))
                            David Rambo (Miscellaneous Crew, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000))
                            Rambo Amadeus (Actor, Kartina (2000))
                            T. Michael Rambo (Actor, Crossing the Bridge (1992))
                            Dan Rambo (Actor, Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983))
                            David 'Rambo' Smith (Miscellaneous Crew, Halloween 5 (1989))
                            Stuart Alan Rambo (Composer, Movies 'Til Dawn (1997))
                            Cheryl Gay Rambo (Actress, Reckoning (2002/I))
                            Bobby Rambo (Actor, Songwriter (1984))
                            Rambo von Dunkelbarger (Actor, Down the Drain (1990))
                            Kevin 'Rambo' Lambert (Miscellaneous Crew, Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1990))
                            Douglas Rambo (Miscellaneous Crew, Swan Dive (2004))
                            Reba Rambo (Actress, The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards (1981) (TV))
                            Dirk Rambo (Actor, "The New Loretta Young Show" (1962))
                            birth name "Orman Rambo"
                            aka "Orman 'Dirk' Rambo"
                            Rambo Raj Kumar (Stunts, Zakhmi Sipahi (1992))
                            aka "Rambo Rajkumar"
                            Steve Rambo (Actor, Sex Becomes Her (2001))
                            Titles (Partial Matches) (Displaying 7 Results)
                            Rambo apo ta Trikala, O (1985) (V)
                            Rambo: First Blood Part II (1986) (VG)
                            Johnny Rambo Tango (????)
                            Onna Rambo (1994)
                            Rambo III (1989) (VG)
                            Rambo Zambo (1984) (TV)
                            Young-guwa daengchili 3tan: Young-gu Rambo (1990)
                            aka "Young-gu Rambo" - (English title)

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                              #15
                              Re: Hrithik Roshan as next Rambo

                              Both Sylvester Stallone and Hrithik Roshan have the perfect facial expressions of someone who hasn;t had a bowel movement in a week. I'm sure they'll go well together or apart, however the producers decide to make the movie.

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