Who’s ready for another Rocky sequel? Well, too bad, because MGM is working on a deal to produce one anyway; and yes, Sylvester Stallone will be in it as Rocky Balboa. Though it's actually more of a spin-off, and Stallone won't be fighting in the ring. "Rocky" isn't planned to be in the title of the film, either, as it focuses on the grandson of Apollo Creed.
Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler is getting the nod from MGM for Creed, a film where Rocky Balboa is asked by the grandson of his late rival-turned-friend Apollo Creed to train him for the boxing ring. The unnamed grandson (whom is in negotiations to be played by Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan) comes from a wealthy background (as Apollo apparently managed his money better than most real-life boxers), but wants to follow in the footsteps of his granddad. His family isn’t too happy with his dreams of the squared circle, though.
Creed is reportedly described as being a “dream project” of Codger, who came up with the film’s concept. He was able to sell the idea to Stallone, who is busy developing a Rocky musical on Broadway (be afraid, be very afraid). Given the fact that Fruitvale Station has garnered a lot critical raves, along with the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, makes the project more intriguing and less eye-rolling than it probably would have done otherwise.
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