Sylvester Stallone will soon make a move into the third dimension. Lionsgate, Stallone’s partner on The Expendables series, have just fast tracked an adaptation of the James Byron Huggins’ novel, Hunter. Judging by the book’s description, it sounds like this is material that Stallone can easily handle.
Check it out below.
A beast is loose somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation.
It is a job Hunter cannot turn down, but he soon discovers that his prey is terror incarnate, a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man’s cunning, a predator’s savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Hunter survives its unrelenting hunger for human blood, he’ll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.
Sly has owned the rights to the book for quite sometime and if the plot sounds somewhat familiar, well that’s because it’s the same plot, or at least loosely the same plot as the aborted Rambo V: The Savage Hunt.
Stallone will write, direct and star in Hunter, which is expected to release sometime in 2014.
As always, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more updates on the project.