An official Indian remake of Rambo has been announced.
Siddhartha Anand, who directed the 2014 Indian action comedy Bang Bang, is on board to helm the movie, which will star Bollywood actor and martial arts expert Tiger Shroff (Baaghi, Heropanti).
"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," Shroff said of his role. "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."
The upcoming remake will tell the story of the last survivor of an Indian Armed forces elite covert unit, who, upon returning home, finds his land plagued by war. As he's "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."
Filming is set to begin in February of next year, with an expected late 2018 release.
The movie will be co-produced by M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures, with the team of producers including Daljit DJ Parmar, Samir Gupta, Hunt Lowry, Siddharth Anand, Saurabh Gupta, and Gulzar Inder Chahal.
In addition to this upcoming remake, a new film titled Rambo: New Blood is in the works, as well as a TV series of the same name.
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