According to Sylvester Stallone, he’s not really doing a “Death Wish” remake. Yet. He’s thinking about it, though, so there are some legitimacy to all those rumors that had Stallone going all vigilante on us. And then there’s that “Cliffhanger” remake. Stallone says to forget about him coming on board. In fact, he sounds practically sad they’re remaking one of his movies.
In regards to “Death Wish”, Stallone tells Empire:
“I’m thinking about it. It’s a classic morality tale, where you take a civilised man and take away everything that matters to him so he becomes primitive again.”
He’s thinking about it, but he sounds like he’s leaning against doing it. I don’t know, it might be interesting to see him in the vigilante role. Of course, it would look odd if this beefy, bulky guy decided to become a killer. I think the draw of the Charles Bronson casting was that he looked like your dad. Stallone doesn’t look like your dad; he looks like the guy at the local gym who keeps the weights from crushing your face.
On “Cliffhanger”, and his involvement, if any:
“I hear they’re gonna remake it. You know you’ve been around when they start to remake your own movies when you’re still alive.”
Sounds like the producers have no interest in bringing Sly back for a sequel/reboot/whatever. Just as well, I suppose. Watching Sly shooting up bad guys with an M60 is easier to swallow than watching him scaling mountains in shorts.
And oh, Stallone also talks about a bio pic about Edgar Allan Poe. He’s not going to act in it or anything, of course, but he seems keen on getting someone to do it. Stallone and Poe. Stallone and Poe? Hunh. I don’t see the connection at all.