It seems the iconic Rambo character is to be revived in an ‘official’ Bollywood remake. The Telegraph reports:
News that the 1980s classic is to be adapted into a Bollywood blockbuster has prompted an incredulous response from fans of the original, and a somewhat startled reaction from Rambo star, Sylvester Stallone, himself.
“I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India!!…Great character…hope they don’t wreck it,” he wrote on his Instagram account, next to a movie still of a fierce-looking John Rambo, the troubled Vietnam War veteran who the franchise is based on.
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Fans, particularly Indians, among Stallone’s 3.3million Instagram followers, have been a touch more cynical.
“Low budget 3rd class acting and dramatic emotional scenes for no reasons,” lamented one Indian fan.
“Trust me sir they will make your movie cartoon I am an Indian and I know our directors it will be hell of a wreck,” said another.
“Dance numbers and a happy ending what can go wrong?” asked an Instagram user.
There’s more at the link.
Here’s an Indian report about the announcement of the remake.
After seeing many of Bollywood’s action scenes here over the past few months, I have my doubts about this remake . . .