When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.
Sylvester Stallone in negotiations to write and star in a new 'ROCKY' installment
Sounds like we are closer than ever to seeing the next chapter of Rocky Balboa’s journey play out on the big screen. — After a total of eight franchise installments, including both CREED and CREED II spinoffs, it appears Sylvester Stallone, along with producing partner Irwin Winkler and MGM have put the wheels in motion for a ninth ROCKY installment with Stallone set to write and star.
Oscar Winning Director John G. Avildsen Passes Away at 81
John G. Avildsen, best known for being the director to Rocky and the first three Karate Kid films, passed away in Los Angeles. He was 81. — John Avildsen directing career was built on the underdog story. His other film credits, other than Rocky and the Karate Kid, include Joe starring Susan Sarandon. It was his first success as a director. His film Save the Tiger included an Oscar winning performance from Jack Lemmon.