Sylvester Stallone Confirms Cult Classic ‘Rocky’ Will Live Again, On Stage

Category: Entertainment / Nov 16, 2012 2:00PM EDT
Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone attended a news conference to promote the first stage adaptation of his cult film, 'Rocky' in Hamburg on Friday (November 16). Almost three years in the pipeline, Stallone has produced 'Rocky - Das Musical': The star was the lead and writer of the original screenplay. Stallone was confident about the musical's prospects: "So I really truly believe that this thing here is going to be extraordinarily successful. I don't know how it can fail because it's about the people," he said With a budget of 15 million dollars and Hollywood stalwarts comprising its creative team, the show has been hotly anticipated. Originally penned in English, it was translated for German theatre after being given the final 'go-ahead' in November 2011. 'Rocky' the screenplay experienced worldwide success when it was released in 1976, winning three Oscars and spawning five sequels. Asked about his favorite scene from the film, Stallone responded: "My favorite scene in the entire movie of Rocky is when he kisses her at the door and you realize, he's been reborn. I don't know if you guys do that, I don't know if there's any kissing at the door but that's...there better be some kissing at the door...And that's...that's the moment that I love the most, yet I'm looking forward to seeing the play and how they handle that." 'Rocky - Das Musical' features all the original film's main characters, as well as song hit, such as 'Gonna Fly Now' and 'Eye of the Tiger'.