Filmmaker Sidharth Anand who is starting the shooting for his next directorial — a Yash Raj film starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff — in August is simultaneously also working on the details of Rambo remake, his another film with Tiger Shroff. The Hindi remake of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo franchise was initially supposed to roll in February but it got postponed by over a year as the director first wanted to complete YRF's Hrithik vs Tiger project.
The director had recently revealed that he will begin the shooting for Rambo by the end of 2019 and release it sometime in 2020. "The initial plan is to make Rambo into a franchise, but that can happen only if the part one does well. We need to bring the first film out and then see if the audience wants to watch more of this character or not. It will go on floors in 2019 end and release in 2020," Anand had said in February.
Interestingly, Sidharth's next film with Yash Raj is also scheduled to release on Gandhi Jayanti weekend next year. Not only this, his last film Bang Bang (also starring Hrithik) was also released on the same weekend in 2014. It seems just like superstars booking different festivals for their films, Sidharth Anand has also started a tradition of releasing his movies on Gandhi Jayanti weekend.
The Indian adaptation of Rambo series follows the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land. Forced into the dangerous jungles and frozen mountains of the Himalayas, he unleashes mayhem and destruction, becoming the unstoppable machine he was trained to be. The shooting of the action drama begins in November 2019.
"The film will be shot completely in Europe and the Himalayas as the story requires a snowy backdrop. The script for Rambo is ready and the preliminary recce is done. Now I just have to re-recruit my team based on the new dates of the shoot,” Anand said recently.