Sylvester Stallone is continuing his action career as the lead in the upcoming action-thriller, Little America, from producer Michael Bay.
The project has been in development for some time in Hollywood. Universal was attached to the Little America project at one point, but they have since dropped the feature. Bay then picked up where Universal left off with his production company Platinum Dunes.
Platinum Dunes has produced mostly horror films since it’s 2001 inception, but Bay has plenty of experience with action blockbusters including, Bad Boys, Transformers, and 6 Underground. Rowan Athale (Strange But True) will be picking up double duty as both the writer and director on the film.
The Big Story Behind Little America
Little America is to be set in a dystopian future in which the United States of America has regressed into a war zone. Stallone is set to be the lead character, an Army Ranger hired to seek out a missing Asian woman by her billionaire father. Stallone won’t be on this quest alone however, as he will be accompanied by the missing woman’s highly trained and capable sister. The two will be making their way to the titular Little America through the isolated refugee community located in Hong Kong.
Stallone is returning for what will be his 86th acting credit, with the most recent being 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood. Many of his recent films have not been highly regarded by critics, but fans will always hold a special place in their heart for his unique brand of action. The legendary actor will always be associated with classic 1980’s action. In fact, his next project seems reminiscent of 1981’s Escape From New York featuring Kurt Russell, which Little America is drawing frequent comparisons.
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Little America will be launched by AGC Studios at the European Film Market and is expected to be one of the most in-demand packages. The film is expected to begin shooting this summer, with an unannounced release date.
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