Well it seems that retro is all popular at the moment, and according to Fox News, Sylvester Stallone is getting back into the ring. He is reprising his role as boxer Rocky Balboa in a new movie of the same name.
The film will be co-produced and co-financed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures, and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
"Rocky," which won the 1976 Academy Award for best picture, was the story of a down-and-out club fighter from Philadelphia who got a shot at the heavyweight title.
In the sixth installment, Stallone's character, known for his familiar greeting of "Yo, Adrienne," is drawn back to the boxing ring after retiring to face a new champion. He also faces a personal tragedy.
"'Rocky Balboa' is about everybody who feels they want to participate in the race of life, rather than be a bystander," Stallone said in a statement Monday. "You're never too old to climb a mountain, if that's your desire."
The film is the first to be approved by MGM since it was acquired by Sony Corp last year, MGM said in a statement.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in early 2006. Hopefully Stallone doesn't expire before the filming is finished.