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Old 03-30-21, 02:01 PM
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Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

Stallone posted this on Instagram yesterday. He just started writing a treatment. Keep in mind, this has not been picked up or ordered by any network or streaming service. Although it sounds like according to his recent post that MGM is excited to hear his pitch







So would anyone hear be even remotely interested in this? Or do think Sly is wasting his time and is better off doing something else?


I'm not sure who really wants to see an early 1970s set Rocky when he was a pretty awful and untrained boxer and before he met Mickey.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

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Stallone posted this on Instagram yesterday. He just started writing a treatment. Keep in mind, this has not been picked up or ordered by any network or streaming service. Although it sounds like according to his recent post that MGM is excited to hear his pitch

So would anyone hear be even remotely interested in this? Or do think Sly is wasting his time and is better off doing something else?

I'm not sure who really wants to see an early 1970s set Rocky when he was a pretty awful and untrained boxer and before he met Mickey.
I think given the movements he listed, Rocky and Stallone are not exactly the guys to tackle that stuff. Although frankly, I am constantly confused by Stallone's politics (they might just change, depending on his stage of life).
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

I think Stallone is an underrated writer. That treatment is pretty good, but at this point of his life and career, going back to the well is safer than continuing with new and original projects. He's got this going and the upcoming Rocky IV director's cut. Outside of Samaritan, I don't really know what else he has going on that isn't Rocky related. Oh, and voicing King Shark, too.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

In all honesty, I don't really want to see anyone else playing Rocky, which is a must in this type of series. Also, I don't really feel like Rocky needs a prequel. I'm not sure what this could possibly add to anything we've already seen.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

Wasn't the point of the first movie that Rocky was a loser and a bum. Why would we want to watch that?
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Hopefully it covers his early days working porn using his Italian Stallion moniker trying to make ends meet.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

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Wasn't the point of the first movie that Rocky was a loser and a bum. Why would we want to watch that?
This was my immediate thought as well. The series would never allow him to "win" at anything - he was a loser until he got to fight Creed.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

Don't you get it? Episode after episode people will tell Rocky that he'll never amount to anything, but we all *know* what happens so we can gloat in superior knowledge!


Teacher: "You're a bum, Mr. Stallone. You'll never amount to a hill of beans!"

Rocky: "Aw Geez, Mrs. Feltcher, I'm going to be the heavyweight champion of the world someday, just you wait and see!" *bell rings, trumpets flare*
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

I’m not sure what I’m reading in the OP. Rocky, Adrian, and Paulie all now know each other as kids in school? Rocky has a never-before-mentioned older brother? Stallone is writing some sort “Rocky Balboa’s Wonder Years” or Forrest Gump with a lovable lunkhead instead of a mentally challenged person? The fuck is going on here?!
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

After thinking about this, wouldn't a prequel about Apollo Creed be much, much more interesting? I'd watch THAT.
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this will live and die on the casting of Rocky and Paulie.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

This might work but the writing MUST be excellent, and it shouldn't revolve around boxing. An interesting idea would be to heavily revolve around Mick, as we never really knew his character. I'd also like to see the show go back and forth between young Rocky and older Rocky (like Godfather II did with V Corleone) that way Stallone can be in the show.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

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In all honesty, I don't really want to see anyone else playing Rocky, which is a must in this type of series. Also, I don't really feel like Rocky needs a prequel. I'm not sure what this could possibly add to anything we've already seen.
Exactly. Zero interest in this.





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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

I want to see a Paulie prequel.
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It's not that I need to see a Rocky prequel, but I've a lot of trust in Stallone and like Eric F said, a Paulie prequel could be interesting.
The casting of both of them has to be on point though.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

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this will live and die on the casting of Rocky and Paulie.
I think they should cast a strapping young man as Rocky and then cast Burt Young as Paulie and let him play the role as a child.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

Sounds to me like this is basically Rocky's Forrest Gump.
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Re: Stallone developing Rocky prequel TV series

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I think they should cast a strapping young man as Rocky and then cast Burt Young as Paulie and let him play the role as a child.
Just make the show about Rocky and Paulie's relationship. They were lifelong friends, and probably Rocky's closest relationship.

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