With Rambo: Last Blood now splattering its way through cinemas, Sylvester Stallone has turned his crosshairs to another film from his 1980s heyday in the shape of Tango & Cash.
Stallone toldÂ FandangoÂ that heâ€™d be keen to make a follow-up to the 1989 buddy cop movie, as long as he can get co-star Kurt Russell on board.
The 73-year-old played Lieutenant Ray Tango in the film â€” the Westside of Los Angeles equivalent to Russellâ€™s Eastside top cop Lieutenant Gabe Cash.
Their rivalry becomes a collaboration when both cops are framed by a drug lord for the murder of an FBI agent and must work together to clear their names.
â€œI would do Tango & Cash in a second,â€ Stallone said.
He added that he had approached Russell about the possibility of returning to the characters, but that he was not convinced and said: â€œthere we were in our prime and now weâ€™re in our un-primeâ€.
Stallone said the pair agreed to revisit the conversation at a later date, so fans might yet get to see the two stars â€” combined age 141 â€” fighting side by side again.
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Tango & Cash is not the only project from Stalloneâ€™s past that could be due for a re-run, with a TV series spin-off from 1986 actioner Cobra reportedly in the works over at Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguezâ€™s El Rey Network.
He said: â€œIâ€™m talking with Robert Rodriguez right now about Cobra, which looks like that could happen.
â€œItâ€™s basically his baby now.â€
Stallone has been prolific in returning to his most successful roles, revitalising Rocky Balboa as a supporting character in the Creed films, as well as revamping John Rambo for several blood-soaked sequels.
He is currently working on another Rocky movie, which wouldÂ focus on a young immigrant characterÂ whom Rocky takes under his wing.
Rambo: Last Blood hasÂ received mixed reviewsÂ from critics since its cinema debut, with one critic referring to the film as â€œderangedâ€.