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Yesterday, netizians went into overdrive mode when Salman Khan, who has been making headlines of late tweeted about his hero worship towards Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone. In fact Salman posted on twitter saying, "Agar kisi ko follow karna hai? Bahar ka... inko follow karo @TheSlyStallone Aapke Hero ka hero Sylvester Stallone". Interestingly, Stallone best known for his action avatar in films like The Expendables reciprocated positively thanking Salman Khan for his compliment saying, "Would like to thank the super talented Indian superstar Salman Khan the Compliment he Tweeted! We should do an Action Film together!" However Sly, as he is fondly known didn't stop there. Instead he went on to talk about Salman saying he was impressed with Salman Khan's ardent fan following saying, "Salman, I am very impressed with your many devoted fans. To make a great Action film Sucessful takes Many great fans who support you, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan had got onto a microblogging site and asked people to follow his hero Sylvester Stallone. And now, thanking him, Sylvester has replied saying that Salman has a big heart, talent and future.
Salman had written, "Agar kisi ko follow karna hai? Bahar ka... inko follow karo @TheSlyStallone Aapke Hero ka hero Sylvester Stallone."
To which Sylvester replied, "Would like to thank the super talented Indian superstar Salman Khan the Compliment he Tweeted! We should do an Action Film together!"
Sylvester also wrote, "@BeingSalmanKhan Thanks my friend! You have Big heart! Big talent! Big future ! Keep Punching , Salman! Your friend Sly Stallone."
We would love to see the two actors in doing an action film together soon! »
The Unpopular Opinion is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer Hated, but that the majority of film fans Loved, or that the writer Loved, but that most others Loathed. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****Some Spoilers Ensue**** Like any child growing up in the 1980s, I have a soft spot for the action heroes of the era. I remember watching Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce »
- Alex Maidy
Ufc superstar Anderson Silva tells TMZ Sports ... Jon Jones should Not return to the Octagon ... instead, saying Bones needs to focus on fixing his life outside the ring. The Spider explained that he Loves Jones (the two have been friends for years) but says he has a message for the embattled fighter -- "You need to change everything in your life." It's been a rough year for Jon ... he's been suspended by the Ufc indefinitely »
- TMZ Staff
Could a Rocky Balboa shared cinematic universe be on the cards?
We already know that Sylvester Stallone is set to return to the role of the Italian Stallion as mentor to Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis (son of Apollo) Creed in Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Creed, and now TotalRocky has word that an Ivan Drago spin-off could be in the works.
The site reports that a screenplay entitled Drago has been filed with the U.S. copyright office, which is based upon Rocky’s nemesis in the 1985 sequel Rocky IV, played by Dolph Lundgren. Based upon an earlier script entitled Communist Boxing Redemption Movie, the new version would see Ivan Dragon fighting his way through prison en route to a confrontation with world heavyweight champion Mason ‘The Line’ Dixon (played by Antonio Tarver in Rocky Balboa) in order to save his mafia boss brother.
The script for Drago has been penned by Andrew LeMay, »
- Gary Collinson
Disney and Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is set to cross the $1 billion box office mark today, on its twenty-fourth day of global release. This is the third Marvel Studios film to pass that mark following the first 'Avengers' and "Iron Man 3". [Source: Variety]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Appearing on the red carpet in the UK for his romantic comedy "Man Up" actor Simon Pegg was asked by The Sun about the possibility of him having shot a cameo in his friend J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". His response sounds like a joke, but has already got people talking: "I wasn't a stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a stormtrooper... I shouldn't have said that."
Pegg then a few hours later clarified the comment: ""Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumour last summer, wasn't it? I read it in the paper. »
- Garth Franklin
While it was initially believed that The Expendables 3 would be the last movie in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables franchise, the actor/filmmaker revealed in November that The Expendables 4 will be rated R, unlike the PG-13 sequel The Expendables 3. There hasn't been much movement on the sequel at this time, and it isn't known which cast members will be back, and which will not. There was recently a rumor circulating that wanted to cast boxer Manny Pacquiao, if he would have won his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. earlier this month. teased that he would have cast him, if he would have won the fight.
"Of course. Yeah, he was going to teach us all how to box."
Then just moments later, the actor backtracked, stating the boxer was never going to be in The Expendables 4.
"No, Pacquiao was never going to be in it. He's a great fighter, »
Unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme has never been known to have a charismatic, larger-than-life on-screen presence. He never had the memorable quotes or the classic movie roles. What set Van Damme apart from the rest of the pack was how he was able to use his martial arts background to create entertaining fight sequences. We remember him for his splits, his spinning heel kicks, but less so for his acting talents. However, as he proved in 2008’s “Jcvd,” an old, broken-down, beaten-up Jean-Claude Van Damme is actually quite compelling to watch. In “Pound of Flesh,” we get to see Van Damme tap into the darker, more grounded side of his persona once again, but it’s unfortunately stuck in this third-rate, run-of-the-mill actioner, which, for some reason, was edited to look like an episode of “CSI.” Read More: Jean-Claude Van Damme Joins Remake Of 'Kickboxer' Now, »
- Ken Guidry
The upcoming CG animated feature film adaptation of the hit PlayStation video game franchise Ratchet & Clank has secured a star-studded voice cast to feature alongside James Arnold Taylor’s Ratchet, David Kaye’s Clank, Armin Shimerman’s Nefarious and Jim Ward’s Captain Qwark.
Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. President and Chief Creative Officer Michael Hefferon and Blockade Entertainment CEO Brad Foxhoven made the announcement, revealing a cast that includes Paul Giamatti (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as Chairman Drek, John Goodman (Monsters University) as Grimroth, Bella Torne (Blended) as Cora, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Elaris and Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables 3) as Victor.
See Also: E3 trailer for the Ratchet & Clank movie
“The collaborative relationship between Rainmaker Entertainment, Sony PlayStation, Insomniac Games and all our partners has helped us to bring this massive game franchise to the big screen,” said Hefferon. “Our outstanding celebrity talent together with the original voices from the »
- Gary Collinson
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the day's nerdy news right here in one handy column. So what do we have in store for you today? The Barden Bellas of Pitch Perfect get an "honest trailer," the Minions get a regular trailer, Adam Sandler sings to David Letterman, Jurassic World gets a unique sponsor and Sylvester Stallone takes away one casting possibility for The Expendables 4. Check out all we have to offer with today's Nerd Alert.
Pitch Perfect Honest Trailer
With the arrival of Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters this weekend, the folks at Screen Junkies decided the time was right to skewer the original with one of their Honest Trailers. We're not sure how the Bella's will aca-respond to this.
The annual Cannes festival has now kicked off, can you believe it’s already been a year since Sly, Arnie and the rest of The Expendables cast went for a tank ride? Expect the site to be riddled with various Cannes related breaking news over the coming days.
First up is a whole heap of new information about Ratchet And Clank. Based on one of the Sony’s most popular game franchises, the film follows the ever ongoing adventures of Lombax Ratchet and his robotic companion Clank. The games were predominately platformers though they had elements of pretty much every other game genre going. They were also full of fun for all ages humour and featured some rather peculiar weaponry – the suck cannon anyone?
- Kat Smith
Much-loved videogame Ratchet & Clank is getting the animated big-screen treatment, with Sylvester Stallone set to star...
Launched in 2002, the Ratchet & Clank series has become one of the PlayStation's mainstays, with the adventures of its feline and robot odd-couple appearing on every Sony system to date.
It's now been revealed that an animated film adaptation is in the works, with the videogame series' regular voice cast being joined by a galaxy of starry names.
First up: Sylvester Stallone, who's previously lent his distinctive vocals to movies like Antz and Zookeeper (in the latter, he provided the voice of Joe the Lion). Joining him will be Paul Giamatti, John Goodman and Rosario Dawson (who was also in Zookeeper, but as a human being rather than a talking animal).
Rachet & Clank will be - brace yourself - an origin story, exploring how the furry Ratchet met his robot sidekick. Giamatti will play the lead villain, »
Ratchet & Clank fans will be disappointed to hear that its film adaptation and PS4 remake have been delayed.
Originally on track to launch sometime during 2015, both the movie and reboot won't be released until spring 2016.
"While you might have to wait a bit longer than expected, rest assured we're using the time wisely to further polish the game to a spit-shine level, with dazzling shader response, awe-inspiring effects, velvety smooth animations, and spectacular new gameplay segments," Insomniac Games chief brand officer Ryan Schneider said on the PlayStation Blog.
"Even though the game and film won't launch for a bit, you'll see news about them crop up throughout the year. Stay tuned!"
It also features Rosario Dawson as Galactic Ranger support team member Elaris and »
The Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment animation is based on the PlayStation video game and screens in the market this week.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The upcoming feature-length animated adaptation of the popular video game franchise Ratchet and Clank just added an impressive array of talent for their supporting cast of voices. It is being reported that Sylvester Stallone, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson, Bella Thorne and Paul Giamatti have all been added to the 3D animated epic. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of this arrival of notable talent for voice roles in the Ratchet and Clank feature film. However, further supplementing this news, IGN revealed that Stallone will play a character named Victor, Goodman will voice Grimroth, Dawson will voice Elaris and Thorne will voice Cora. Of them all, though, it seems that Giamatti may have nabbed the most notable role, since he will apparently voice Chairman Drek, who is expected to be the film.s main villain. Despite the noteworthy assortment of names that have just jumped on board for some mic work, »
Set to come our way in 2016, Playstation platform game Ratchet and Clank is getting the animated feature film treatment, and while the games original voice cast James Arnold Taylor (Rachet), David Kaye (Clank), Armin Shimmerman (Doctor Nefarious), and Jim Ward (Captain Quark) will be reprising their roles for the big screen adventures of the young alien Lombax and his robotic pal, The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that they will be joined by some tremendous talent, with Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Sylvester Stallone, Rosario Dawson, and Bella Thorne (The Duff) lending their voices. With the plot revolving around the titular pair teaming up with a group called the Galactic Rangers to save the galaxy from the evil Chairman Drex, who has gotten his hands on a dangerous weapon capable of destroying planets, it’s safe to assume that they have been cast as members of the Rangers, though I can’t »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Insomniac Games and Sony aren’t pulling any punches when it comes to the upcoming Ratchet & Clank animated film, after the companies revealed the adaptation’s voice cast will boast the likes of Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson, John Goodman and Hollywood veteran Sylvester Stallone.
Due to release at some point this year, Sony’s big-screen feature will also bring together the dulcet tones that helped transform the titular pair into the mascots we know and love, namely Arnold Taylor and David Kaye as Ratchet and Clank, respectively. In tandem with today’s announcement, Insomniac CEO Ted Price spoke of his own excitement to bring the eccentric pair onto the big screen.
“Everyone at Insomniac is thrilled that Ratchet & Clank will be shared in cinemas around the world with new and longtime fans alike,” said Insomniac Games founder and CEO Ted Price. “It’s been particularly exciting to collaborate closely with PlayStation, »
- Michael Briers
Ratchet and Clank The Movie got a whole bunch of celebrities to voice some new characters in the upcoming movie.
The cool thing behind the movie was that the original voice actors from the game are also doing the movie. James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet and David Kaye as Clank for example, but being honest they are not really big name brands. If it's one thing Hollywood knows, it's that if you attach a popular name to a movie it then creates easy marketing. Those celebrities then do interviews etc... and promote the movie.
Well that is what happened today as the studio behind the film has announced Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Sylvester Stallone, and Rosario Dawson have all joined the cast of the movie for additional characters. The film is being directed by Kevin Munroe (Tmnt) and written by Tj Fixman, who wrote the series for Insomniac. »
- email@example.com (Dustin Spino)
Sylvester Stallone, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne and Rosario Dawson are set to lend their voices to the upcoming computer-animated feature "Ratchet & Clank" based on the popular PlayStation game series.
The group join the four leading cast members James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet; David Kaye as Clank; Armin Shimerman as Nefarious; and Jim Ward as Captain Qwark with all four reprising their roles from the games.
The story follows the two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien from destroying every planet in their Galaxy. When the duo stumble upon a planet-destroying weapon, they must join forces with The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
It’s been a few years since Sylvester Stallone provided a voice performance for a film (that would be 2011’s Zookeeper) and even longer since he was part of a CG ‘toon (you have to go back to 1998’s Antz for that). But now he has not one but two new animated adventures in the works, since he’s signed on to play a character in Ratchet & Clank alongside Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne and Rosario Dawson. Announced back in 2013 with some hullabaloo, and taking aim at a release just a couple of months from now, the film adapts the PlayStation game series and also features the voice cast from the console title including James Arnold Taylor as Ratchet, David Kaye as Clank, Armin Shimerman as Nefarious and Jim Ward as Captain Qwark.The story finds Ratchet, a “lombox”, or cat-like creature, and his robot pal Clank, who have »
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