Sylvester Stallone sues to continue "Rocky" franchise
Do, 20.05.2004, Sabine Mohler
Muscle-bound Sylvester Stallone became famous the world over for starring in the «Rambo» and «Rocky» series, but now that things haven gotten very quiet over at his house, he's ready to take «Rocky» to the musical stage. But first he's suing a film studio and a production company, claiming they are standing in the way of his plans.
Sylvester Stallone is suing movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and production company Chartoff-Winkler. According to the actor, both companies are preventing him from developing a musical and a sequel based on the «Rocky» series. Stallone claims the two companies pulled out of the deal when they heard he planned to appear in the boxing reality show «The Contender». MGM spokeswoman Janet Janjigian calls Stallone's suit «sad, desperate, pathetic and without merit.»