Due Out This Summer
Sylvester Stallone shares insights about his fight to get the story of boxer Rocky Balboa onto the big screen in a new documentary film titled 40 Years Of Rocky: The Birth Of A Classic.
Here’s the trailer –
The behind-the-scenes film will dive into Stallone’s experiences working on the original Rocky. The documentary is written and produced by Derek Wayne Johnson, and in a statement, he said –
“It’s a charming piece of film history narrated by Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone, and will give audiences an intimate, and at times, emotional experience.”
“We’re proud of the film, and audiences can expect new stories and new footage that they’ve never seen before in a blend of director John Avildsen’s home movies, rehearsal footage, and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the ultimate underdog film.”
This isn’t the first time Johnson has worked to examine Rocky. In 2017, he directed John G. Avildson: King Of The Underdogs, which is a documentary that explores the director of both Rocky and The Karate Kid.
His upcoming venture, Stallone: Frank, That Is, will chronicle the life of Frank Stallone, Sly’s brother.
The doc will feature unseen footage that Oscar-winning director John G. Avildsen shot, as well as never-before-seen footage found in Rocky production manager and Troma Entertainment president Lloyd Kaufman’s basement nearly 40 years after it was filmed.
40 Years Of Rocky: The Birth Of A Classic will premiere on digital HD platforms this summer on June 9.