TIGER SHROFF TO STAR IN INDIAN REMAKE OF RAMBO
Bollywood’s rising action star Tiger Shroff will star in the official Indian remake of Rambo, 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 Siddharth 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’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.