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Most weekends of my childhood were spent with the family in our living room awaiting the “flick of the week”. Early on I started familiarising myself with pop icons. Bruce Lee, James Bond and ofcourse the subject of today’s trailer Rocky Balboa.
Mr T challenging Rocky to a title shot was my first introduction to the fictional son of Philidephia. Making a lasting impression on a young child then didn’t require fancy CGI or over-the-top action sequences. All that was needed was a simple tale of a man with the will to suvive was all that was needed to turn me into a lifelong fan.
Rocky’s story, of a down-and-out boxer given a chance to redeem himself, is synonymous with that of Sylvester Stallone, a down-and-out actor given the chance to redeem himself. Foolhardy it would be for anyone to try and reboot the franchise with another actor.
Which is why “Creed” is the perfect way to pass the torch to another character from the “Rocky universe” and continue the franchise in a respectable fashion.
Realising that putting an almost 70 year old actor in the ring and making it believable would be an uphill battle director Ryan Coogler has smartly decided to focus his story on a new character – Adonis Johnson. Played by Michael B. Jordan, from TV’s “The Wire” and most recently Johnny Storm from “Fantastic Four”, Adonis is the son of Rocky’s one time rival and later best friend Apollo Creed.
Does this mean it’s farewell to good old Rocko? Manly tears will surely be shed if it is as the latest trailer for “Creed” implies.
Here in Singapore we’ll have to wait until the 26th of November 2015 to find out if both Rocky and Adonis win the fight of their lives in “Creed’.
|Producers||:||Irwin Winkler, Robert C Chartoff, David Winkler, William Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton|
|Screenplay||:||Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington|
|Cast||:||Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thomson, Anthony Bellew|
|Website||:||Creed movie website|
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|Creed Hong Kong Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Creed Indonesia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Creed Malaysia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Creed Philippines Release Date||:||2 December 2015|
|Creed Singapore Release Date||:||26 November 2015|
|Creed UK Release Date||:||19 February 2016|
|Creed USA Release Date||:||25 November 2016|
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From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” The film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?
“Creed” also stars Tessa Thompson (“Selma,” “Dear White People”) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime’s “Steel Magnolias”) as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo’s widow; and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ “Pretty” Ricky Conlan.
Coogler directs from a screenplay he wrote with Aaron Covington, based on characters from the “Rocky” series written by Sylvester Stallone. The film is being produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King Templeton and Sylvester Stallone, with Nicholas Stern executive producing.
Joining Coogler behind the scenes are director of photography Maryse Alberti (“The Wrestler”) and costume designers Antoinette Messam (“Orphan”) and Emma Potts (“127 Hours”), as well as his “Fruitvale Station” team: editors Michael P. Shawver and Claudia Castello; production designer Hannah Beachler; and composer Ludwig Göransson.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present, in association with New Line Cinema, a Chartoff Winkler Production, “Creed.” Opening on November 25, 2015, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, with select international territories as well as all television distribution being handled by MGM.