Sylvester Stallone is feeling thankful on this beautiful Sunday morning. He had the opportunity to “reimagine” his cult-classic film Rocky IV, and the flick debuts next month.
While Sylvester Stallone was in quarantine, he took on a project. The actor pulled out the reels for Rocky IV and gave it a makeover. The new version will include deleted scenes and a new look. And it finally premieres in a couple of weeks.
Today, Sly realized that all his hard work is finally coming to fruition. He gets to unveil the Rocky IV Re-cut during a special one-night event in November. And Stallone wanted to let his fans know how grateful he is.
“A Sunday sermon,” he captioned “… Hope to see you there.”
“I woke up this morning feeling extra good because I started to think about what’s gonna happen in about two and a half weeks,” he said in a short clip. “The Rocky IV re-cut is going to come out in Phillidelphia in, let’s see, on the 11th of November.”
The Expendables actor expressed that the re-cut was a rare opportunity. And he thanks MGM studios for allowing the project to happen.
“Rarely [do you] get a chance to go back and fix things or reimagine things, he added. And Sly is 36-years-wiser than he was when he first made Rocky IV. So his creative vision is completely different.
“I realized how much not just the world had changed, of course, I had changed. And the way I see things today isn’t necessarily the way I saw them back around 1985.”
Sylvester Stallone is ‘Ready to Pass the Baton’ After Last Day Filming ‘Expendables 4’
Earlier this month, Sylvester Stallone wrapped up filming for The Expendables 4. The 75-year-old star is ready to say goodbye to the franchise. But The Expendables will continue without him.
Stallone has been an Expendables co-writer, actor, and director since the first installment started filming over a decade ago. And his time with the CIA operatives has come to an end. From here on out, Jason Statham will be the new lead in the franchise.
On the last day of filming, Sly felt “bittersweet” about Barney Ross leaving the screen. So he took to Instagram and sent an emotional message to his fans.
“The greatest thing is to be able to provide films that are somewhat entertainment and maybe there’s a little message in there,” he said in the clip. “What I try to convey in my successful films is the human touch — the bond, not so much the action. … Just providing escapism and hopefully, there’s a little something extra in there.”