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The Surprising Action Remake That Quentin Tarantino Wants To Make With Adam Driver

Across Quentin Tarantino's 30-year career, the acclaimed movie maker has only created a single adaptation piece. The audacious auteur has stood directly at the helm of ten movies, yet all but one of them are original pieces of content. No doubt, this is a testament to Tarantino's originality and creativity as a writer, but at the same time it takes a good amount of both to make a successful film adaptation as well. This might be why "Jackie Brown," his adaptation of the novel "Rum Punch," remains highly praised by critics but lacks the same iconic reputation as his other films.

Even so, Tarantino has recently expressed a desire to direct another remake of a popular American novel, and he already has actors in mind for its central roles. In a recent interview with The Big Picture podcast, Tarantino shared his idea for a second film adaptation of a classic 1972 novel. Tarantino wants to remake a Sylvester Stallone iconic action film, and he wants to make it with Adam Driver in the lead role.

How Tarantino pictures his take on Rambo

Tarantino's plans are all hypothetical. At the moment, there are no official plans for a "Rambo" remake from Tarantino or anyone else. Instead, Tarantino shared his idea for his own take on "First Blood" while discussing the commercial failure of his film, "Death Proof," and how he would make a movie that he was sure would succeed where "Death Proof" failed (transcribed via Movieweb).

"If I just wanted to make a good movie, that I knew would be good," Tarantino said. "I would take David Morrell's novel for First Blood and do the novel. Not the movie that was made out of First Blood. I would do the novel. And Kurt Russell would play the sheriff, and [Adam Driver] would play Rambo. Every time I read it, the dialogue is so fantastic in the David Morrell novel that you're reading it out loud. It would be so good. But now I want to do more than that. But if it was just about to make a good movie, that's out there."

It's unfortunate that Tarantino's "First Blood" film only exists hypothetically. Tarantino has claimed that his 10th film would be his last in the past, and there is no doubt his fans would love to get one more movie out of him before retirement. With "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" being number 10, the future still looks bleak for the fans who want more.