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Sylvester Stallone's Dark Superhero Drama Finds a Studio

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Sylvester Stallone is producing and starring in his own superhero movie called Samaratin, which it has now been announced will be developed by MGM.

There is almost no news about what the movie is about, outside of the Deadline report that “plot details are scarce but the pic has been described as a dark, fresh take on the superhero genre.”

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This isn't Stallone's first trip into the superhero and comic book genre. Most recently, he was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he appeared as Stakar Ogord of the Ravagers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Before that, he took part in the 1995 adaptation of Judge Dredd as the title character.

Referring to the movie as a "dark" take on superheroes almost makes it sound similar to what M. Night Shyamalan did with Unbreakable, and more recently with Glass. At the age of 72, it will be interesting to see what Stallone has in mind for the project.

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The deal was made through Stallone's own Balboa Productions. Balboa Productions formed last year and is set to produce a biopic about the first African American boxing champion, Jack Johnson.

Samaratin will star Sylvester Stallone, who also produces the movie, based on a script by Bragi F. Schut (Escape Room).

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