During an interview at Carmen’s in Hamilton, Ontario at a fundraising evening for the Canadian Diabetes Association, Sly Stallone described his intent to star in a remake of No Rest for the Wicked. The original was an award-winning film made in Spain. Stallone described it as “hard-core, in the Bad Lieutenant mode”.
The role focuses on a burned-out cop who visits a nightclub and ends up shooting the owner, a bodyguard and a waitress in a fit of rage. Only one witness escapes and in the process of tracking down the witness, he uncovers an Islamist cell planning a terrorist attack.