"Jonathan Ross will be hosting, An Evening With Sylvester Stallone, arranged by another Rocky promoter, Rocco Buonvino, which will allow Stallone to share stories from his career and take questions from the audience.
"What I am looking for now is for people to start seeing another side of me and what I want to start doing is a lot of seminars, like the one at the London Palladium," he says.
"I love to tell stories. It is that drive that made me go behind the curtain, behind the scenes, to see how things are accomplished, watching from both sides of the biggest box office hits.
"I am a people person and I am really very open. I really like the idea of letting the audience ask questions, to give them that opportunity and to give very specific answers. I like the idea of talking about your life, the journey that made you what you are. I think a lot of people may identify with this and think: 'Wow, he did it, why can't I?'
"There is this unwritten law that a hero must be silent, like Gary Cooper." Chuckling once more, he adds: "I have been fighting this for 30 years. Now is my chance."
I think that this show will be a success, Stallone is a good storyteller and has had such an interesting career. I'd definitely go to an event like this given the chance and I'm sure that many of you have questions that you'd love to ask Stallone. I'd like to know more about the rumour that Cliffhanger 2 was being considered before Rambo 4 got the green light...
"PHOENIX (AP) -- Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.
The “Marked for Death” actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state’s highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America. The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.”
Seagal teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the show that was shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV’s Reelz Channel. The martial arts expert is a member of Arpaio’s posse, made up of 3,000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputized with sheriff’s offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana and says he wants to increase border security."
"Arnold Schwarzenegger anchors the gritty thriller, costarring Joe Manganiello and Sam Worthington. Manganiello recalls one memorable moment during filming: ''It was freezing out. We're loaded up with all this gear and our rifles. We're crammed on this tiny metal fire escape, all stacked up in a line on the back of this building in Atlanta. It was Arnold, who was gonna kick the door in, and then I was behind him, and then Sam Worthington was behind me. My character [a member of a task force the DEA has put together to fight against the Mexican cartels] chews tobacco, so I had this huge chaw full of Red Man. I spit and said in my best Jesse 'The Body' Ventura, 'This s--- makes Cambodia look like Kansas,' and simultaneously the AD yelled, 'Rolling!,' and Arnold turned to me and went [in Schwarzenegger accent], 'If it bleeds, we can kill it.' And I looked at Worthington, and he looked at me, and they yelled, 'Action!,' and we were so pumped up. We came through that door. I'm sure there's a take in there where we're just, like, crazy, and that was the one where Arnold quoted Predator right before we ran through the door. It was awesome.''
By Mandi Bierly
Premiere: Jason, I wanted to congratulate you because you have reached a new stage in your career with Homefront: they let you now beat the shit out of actors nominated for an Oscar, namely James Franco. Jason Statham: I love it! This is indeed a milestone in my work. (Laughter.) But that's what happens when bad guys hurt an animal or kidnap a child in a movie. You know they will end up taking a beating. And it feels good when it happens.
You said in an interview that your movies will probably never win an Oscar. Should we see this as revenge?
In action movies in general, when you play the hero, you do not have a ton of emotions to convey. You must stay strong, face the bad guys. It is not very complex in terms of game because the hero can not afford to be complex. They must be stoic, reassuring, it's very one-dimensional at the bottom. It is rare to find a very good script for an action movie which also contains a bit of drama. What I like with Homefront is that I was able to show a larger than usual, particularly through the relationship between my character and his daughter register.
The least we can say is you will rub elbows with a lot of action legends next year ... Mel Gibson , Harrison Ford , Wesley Snipes in Expendables 3 ... Kurt Russell in Fast and Furious 7 (the film has since been pushed back to April 2015) ... Me up on a shelf next to Snake Plissken is a childhood dream. I was like a crazy when he came to greet me on the first day of shooting. It is rare to find an actor of his stature who is also cool on screen and in life.
You must also have lived quite mind-blowing moments on Expendables 3 ...
There is one in particular that will remain etched in my memory: I was there in the helicopter piloted by Harrison Ford, surrounded by Jet Li , Antonio Banderas , Arnold Schwarzenegger with his cigar in his mouth, Dolph Lundgren ... I want to go down to take a picture, it was just amazing. The director, Patrick Hughes, could not believe himself. He turned to the team and asked every two seconds: "I'm dreaming, or see what is actually happening?"
What can we wish you for the future? To have the opportunity to continue to explore other genres? This is the goal. But it's complicated, in the sense that I'm not a character actor. I could never play Shakespeare ... The idea is to slowly continue to expand my registry, with roles within my reach. I'm not a chameleon, I can not disappear into a character as does Christian Bale , for example. I am limited! (Laughter.) And if you fight better right arm, it is useless to try to hook the left."
"In China to donate his kidney to his dying niece, Deacon (VAN DAMME), an former black-ops agent, awakes the day before the operation to find he is the latest victim of organ theft. Stitched up and pissed-off, Deacon descends from his opulent hotel in search of his stolen kidney and carves a blood-soaked path through the darkest corners of the city - brothels, fight clubs, back-alley black markets, and elite billionaire estates. The clock is ticking for his niece and with each step he loses blood; Deacon with the help of his former underworld connections and his civilian brother will journey through society's seedy underbelly, proving to anyone who crosses their path, nothing means more to a man than his flesh and blood."
"...LUTZ: It was another dream come true. They were my heroes, growing up. You have Arnold [Schwarzenegger], Sly [Stallone], Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren. We’re all in one helicopter, yelling for Sly to come at us. I was just like, “When will I ever have this opportunity again?!” It really was a dream.
Who are you playing in it?
LUTZ: I play the leader of the young Expendables. Sly comes and recruits me, and I recruit our team. The older guys are just broken and old and busted, so he comes to the younger, more tactical guys to handle the next mission. So, I got to work with Sly quite a bit.
Did you have any scenes with Arnold Schwarzenegger or Harrison Ford?
LUTZ: Yeah. I had scenes with Arnold, Harrison, Mel, Kelsey Grammer and Antonio Banderas. I had scenes with them all. It was quite amazing.
When you work with people like that, is it more nerve-wracking and intimidating, or is it more exciting and bad-ass?
LUTZ: I’m just excited, and I think it’s bad-ass. I don’t really get starstruck. I just get so excited because these are guys I’ve always wanted to work with. I would pretend I was Rambo or Rocky. But for them, it’s always so awkward. You’re an actor with them, and you want a picture with them, but you don’t want to come off like you want a picture with them. But I still asked, and they would take pictures with me. I want to remember those moments. And they give you a lot of good advice. Sly would be like, “Don’t break eye contact. Keep it here. Don’t be discouraged or deflated.” He’d also let us rip, quite a bit. He’d let us improv, and just follow along. He’d say something and we’d be like, “What?!” It was an experience.
How do you think this film will compare to the first two?
LUTZ: I think it will be the best one. The script has so much depth and story to it. It’s a solid script, and then you add all these new faces to it. I can’t wait!"