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Sylvester Stallone says he wants to reboot Tango & Cash – but has yet to persuade Kurt Russell


Loads of classic movies have received the reboot treatment – True Grit, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Superman – so why not, er, Tango & Cash?

Sylvester Stallone certainly seems keen on breathing new life into the 1989 buddy movie, in which he co-starred with Kurt Russell. The evergreen 73-year-old, who’s about to be seen on our cinema screens in the fifth Rambo instalment, Last Blood, told Fandango: “I would do Tango & Cash in a second.” 

Of course, it takes two to Tango, and Sly would no doubt want his old sparring partner on board if a new film was to be made. Stallone revealed that he has pitched the idea to Russell, 68, but has so far received a muted response.

According to the star, Russell told him: “‘I don’t know, Sly… There we were in our prime, and now we’re in our un-prime. I dunno...’ 

“So I said: ‘Kurt, I’m telling you, ya gotta go in on this.’”

Tango & Cash centres around a pair of rival LAPD narcotics detectives who are forced to work together after both are framed for murder by a criminal mastermind (played by Jack Palance). Production of the film hit a snag when the original director, Andrei Konchalovsky, was fired after just three months, reportedly due to ‘creative differences’ with producer Jon Peters. Konchalovsky was replaced by Purple Rain director Albert Magnoli.

During his interview with Fandango, Stallone also revealed that he’s in talks with director Robert Rodriguez about revisiting another of his 1980s films, Cobra – but as a TV series.

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