CREED Is More Than A Name In The Brand New Trailer!
Remaking, rebooting or sequelizing classic hit films can always feel like a gamey thing to try and achieve. However, a concentrated effort with central focus on all the right ingredients can lead to great things.
Take this to heart when contemplating the last 39 years and what filmmaker John G. Avildsen and actor Sylvester Stallone accomplished with the breakout hit film, Rocky, a true underdog story at its core with boxing as its main centerpiece. The franchise that followed with five more movies up until 2006 embody just the kind of legacy a great film can carry for its fans; Symbolically, it's the same amount of weight we now see being lived on through newly-added Michael B. Jordan now taking the lead under director Ryan Coogler for the new spin-off, Creed.
From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” The film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?