Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff has been finalised for Indian remake of Hollywood actioner Rambo, which had starred action icon, Sylvester Stallone. The movie Rambo is a classic in itself.
The actor is excited to get on board but says he can never replace Stallone.
The remake will be directed by Siddharth Anand and co-produced by M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
Tiger said: “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. 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.”
Principal photography for the film is slated to start in February next year, with a release targeted for late 2018.
Rambo franchise first came to life in 1982 with First Blood, which minted over $125 million worldwide. It was followed by a number of successful remakes, including the most recent Rambo in 2008, which earned $113 million globally, the report notes.
The Bollywood remake will be given a ‘desi’ twist.
A few days back, the actor had teased his fans with a new poster of Baaghi 2, confirming that a sequel was on the cards. Tiger featured in the poster with a bareback and dressed in a commando attire, while holding a gun and waiting in front of the helicopter.