Wanna see Rambo versus a werewolf/hulk thingy? If your answer is “No” then you are clearly in the wrong place (perhaps you should give Cat Fancy a try?) and you are clearly not a Stallone fan-boy. For those of you are interested in this dreamy, geriatric on monster action, YahooNews is reporting that Lionsgate has fast-tracked Sylvester Stallone‘s Hunter.
First announced in September 2009, the Hunter project is back on Stallone’s agenda. He is reportedly in talks with Lionsgate to try and get the films in theaters in 2014. Stallone is slated to be involved as a scriptwriter, actor and director for the 3D-slated movie.
Originally a novel by James Byron Huggins, Hunter is a Sci-Fi story in which a specialized, elite hunter targets a “half-human abomination created by a renegade agency” that is tearing through sparse areas north of the Arctic Circle.
Sounds pretty awesome right? I know, I know… the age thing. Stallone is up there. A 62 year old man hunting -and presumably taking down- a super monster is a tad silly; both in premise and in believability, but, you know what, Stallone has a god-like physique and he’s still a conceivable ass-kicking machine. His last Rambo flick and the 2 Expendables movies are a testament to that. Speaking of which, what a great output of movies those have been. They’re not perfect films by any means, but as action-flick go, they’re pretty top notch. It’s to be assumed such success will continue, unless Sly breaks a hip.
Here’s more on the plot:
A beast is loose somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation. It is a job Hunter cannot turn down, but he soon discovers that his prey is terror incarnate, a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man’s cunning, a predator’s savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Hunter survives its unrelenting hunger for human blood, he’ll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.