Sylvester Stallone Samaritan

MGM is bringing Sylvester Stallone‘s ‘Samaritan’ to the big screen. This new superhero drama will have Stallone producing through Balboa Productions and starring in the film as well. The movie will be based on a script by Bragi F. Schut (‘Season of the Witch’,’Inversion’) and will also see him on board as an executive producer.

The basic premise behind the movie puts us in a world where a famous superhero vanished 20-years ago after a battle. However, a young boy has learned that this missing superhero may still be alive. Further “plot details are scarce, but the pic has been described as a dark, fresh take on the superhero genre.”

From these details, it isn’t clear if this is a superhero who was captured, has lost his memory, or wanted to retire to a quiet life. I’m sure we’ll be learning quite a bit about the plot in the upcoming months as it inches towards production. Knowing that it will be a “dark” take is fitting for an action movie, but I’m wondering what will make this “fresh” compared to other topics we’ve seen in the past.

With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ still publicly “on hold indefinitely” and no guarantee that Stallone’s character Stakar Ogord will return, this could be our only chance to see the actor in a superhero movie again. He hasn’t shown much interest in the genre over the years ever since the 1995 release of ‘Judge Dredd’ but it has never been clear if that was Stallone’s preference or the studios which develop these films.

Do you think that a dark superhero movie is a good fit for Sylvester Stallone? With the few details that we have at this time does ‘Samaritan’ sound like a movie you hope gets pushed forward into development? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Sources: Variety, Deadline