Sylvester Stallone begins work on ‘Rocky 7′ despite embarrassing his family

rl_rocky63-year-old Sylvester Stallone is working on Rocky 7 whether you like it or not.

I know I’ll probably make a fool of myself if I make another Rocky film after turning 60,” said Stallone who is wrapping up his next action-tastic fiesta The Expendables.

“I also know there’s gonna be a lot of criticism. Even my wife says, ‘Don’t do it. You’re embarrassing the kids’. But I told her, ‘If I don’t try I’ll be a really unhappy man.'”

Stallone is also writing a script for Rambo V, a follow-up to 2008’s Rambo, which earned $155 million worldwide.

“I know it’s ludicrous and everyone would laugh. I would laugh about it,” Stallone went on to say. “But I also know that I’d be successful if I can make this a film about becoming older, not about boxing but about myself.”

The sixth instalment in the Rocky franchise, Rocky Balboa, also made $155 million.

Stallone’s films are usually viable due to their name recognition and smaller budgets. Balboa was made on a $24 million budget.

The Expendables arrives August 20, 2010 and stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Stone Cold Steve Austin along with Stallone himself.

Source: Tele5 Germany