Oscar winning Rocky was a very big deal back in the day and in case you need your fix of Rocky Balboa we have some very excellent news for you! Rocky the Musical is coming biatches.
Sylvester Stallone along with the Klitschko boxing brothers (Wladimir used to date Hayden Panettiere) made the announcement at the Rocky The Musical photo call in Hamburg, Germany today. They are joining together to produce the musical along with Kevin King Templeton. You and your boxing gloves will need to exercise some patience because it's not set to hit the stage until November 2012 where the $15 million musical will premiere in Germany.
If you are hoping to see guys beat the crap out of each other on stage, you may be surprised:
"At the end of the day, Rocky is a love story and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian,” said Stallone. “To see this story coming to life on a musical stage makes me proud. And it would make Rocky proud."
Although Sylvester is going to show more of a romantic side to Rocky, the lead character is getting training from the Klitschko brothers in boxing. That role has yet to be cast.
This is either a really good idea or a really, really bad idea. What do you think? A great idea or no? I guess all depends on how good the script is and it should be quite good as The Producers' Thomas Meehan is writing it and it will include Eye of the Tiger, Gonna Fly Now and Take You back for its music.