One in every of my favourite ever Sylvester Stallone films is Nighthawks. One in every of his least-seen motion flicks, the 1981 thriller starred Stallone as an NYC cop named Deke DaSilva, who’s placed on the path of a world terrorist named Wulfgar, and performed by the late, nice Rutger Hauer. It was a much-watched instalment of our Best Movie You Never Saw sequence and simply so occurs to be the subsequent film we’re writing up for our ongoing Sylvester Stallone Revisited present. Nicely, it seems we’re getting a Nighthawks TV remake, with none aside from Frank Grillo starring because the cop hero DaSilva!
This got here instantly from Grillo himself, who’s making the rounds selling his upcoming flick Copshop, which as soon as once more pairs him with Joe Carnahan along with Gerard Butler. Grillo got here on a podcast I co-host with former JoBlo editor Paul Shirey referred to as The Beard and the Bald, and the dialog turned to approaching initiatives and Grillo dropped the inside track, mentioning how excited he was to be working with Sly.
“We’re redoing Nighthawks as a restricted TV sequence – eight episodes. I’m taking part in him. He’s directing, he’s gonna direct ‘em, after which he’s gonna be in it…It’s taking place as we converse, we’re promoting it proper now.”
Grillo set to star as DaSilva, the function created by Sly within the unique. He additionally famous the true enjoyable half is discovering somebody to switch the late Rutger Hauer as Wulgar the terrorist. On his profession as an entire, Grillo sounded thrilled that he’s gotten to the purpose the place he can work with one in every of his idols – Stallone.
“I’m such as you, I really like Rocky, I simply love Stallone and I’m at this level the place I’m sitting throughout from him and he’s telling me I’m the one man to play the function…That is AMAZING!”
As an enormous fan of Grillo, I can’t wait. The man is supremely proficient, and any alternative to get extra of him in a number one function is sweet with me. Stallone and Grillo appear to be a match made in motion hero heaven, so hopefully, an superior community or streaming service picks up the Nighthawks TV remake – however actually – how might they not?