First ‘Rambo’ remake poster unveiled at Cannes 2017
Bollywood’s rising action star Tiger Shroff will star in the official Indian remake of ‘Rambo’ (1982), to be directed by Siddharth Anand. M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures will co produce the film. The producing team will include Daljit DJ Parmar, Samir Gupta, Hunt Lowry, Siddharth Anand, Saurabh Gupta, and Gulzar Inder Chahal. Principal photography is slated to commence in Feb 2018 targeting a late 2018 release.
This big budget action feature will follow the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land. 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.
Director Anand said: “Rambo is one of the most iconic action blockbuster films from my generation. I grew up looking up to heroes such as Stallone, and in a time where the Indian industry is lacking action characters of Rambo’s caliber, this is a perfect time to introduce Tiger in this role. I cannot wait to work with Tiger on this film; he has that aura about him, a power and vulnerability that will make him the next iconic action hero of our time.”
‘Rambo’ was first introduced on the big screen in 1982 in ‘First Blood’, which made over $125 million USD worldwide, followed by a number of successful remakes, including the most recent ‘Rambo’ in 2008.
Anand is an Indian film director who’s last directorial feature was the 2014 film ‘Bang Bang’, the Indian remake of the Tom Cruise starrer ‘Knight and Day’ which grossed over $55 million USD worldwide.
Shroff is an Indian actor and martial arts expert who has been rising to stardom in India, starting with his 2014 film debut in the action-drama ‘Heropanti’, which earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He next starred in the action feature ‘Baaghi’.
M! Capital Ventures is a Singapore based Media and Entertainment entity specializing in Productions, Distributions , Movie Investment Management and Film Advisory within mainstream cinema across the globe.The entity backed by The Asian Film Fund is headed by Saurabh Gupta, Managing Director and Co-Founder based in Singapore and Gulzar Inder Chahal , Joint Managing Director and Co-Founder based in India.
Anand is represented by Jawahar Sharma of Kwan; Shroff is also represented by Kwan.
— Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) May 20, 2017