In a recent interview on The Big Picture podcast, the Oscar-winning filmmaker gave some details as to how he would remake the classic film which starred Sylvester Stallone and Brian Dennehy.
Firstly, Tarantino remake would follow closer to the book than the original version of the movie that most people have come to know. The source material, named First Blood like the movie, was written by David Morrell and published in 1972.
Secondly, the major hurdle to overcome for this hypothetical remake of the legendary Stallone franchise would be to find an actor to take over the role of John Rambo.
QT had that covered during the interview as he had in mind that Rambo would be played by Adam Driver and Kurt Russell as Sheriff Teasle.
“I would do the [First Blood] novel,”
“And Kurt Russell would play the sheriff, and [Adam Driver] would play Rambo. Every time I read [the novel], the dialogue is so fantastic… The film] would be so good.”
The director also reveals that he was offered a remake of a feature version of Westworld written by Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) and an adaptation of the DC Comics character Sgt. Rock that he said the script of which was “magnificent.”
“There’s a really good script that David Webb Peoples wrote for Sgt. Rock that I still think about doing that from time to time,”
“I don’t think I will, but I think it’s a really magnificent script and I would do a good job with.”
Webb Peoples of course wrote the Blade Runner and Unforgiven scripts. Sounds interesting.
We will see if the First Blood idea has any legs sooner than later.