Get ready for the feels because one of the best stories from any war hero is heading to the big screen, with Syllvester Stallone and Adam Driver.
Sylvester Stallone is gearing up to adapt the best selling memoir Tough as They Come, the inspirational true-life story of Unites States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills. Mills, who survived a quadruple amputation from a battlefield injury against tremendous odds, and his relationship with his father throughout the his return home is the heart of the film. The synopsis, from he official site, reads:
Thousands of soldiers die each year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an IED blast four days before his twenty-fifth birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost—Travis became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation.
Suddenly forced to reconcile with the fact that he no longer had arms or legs, Travis was faced with a future drastically different from the one he had imagined for himself. He would never again be able to lead his squad, hold his wife’s hand, or pick up his infant daughter.
Travis struggled through the painful and anxious days of rehabilitation so that he could regain the strength to live his life to the fullest. With enormous willpower and endurance, the unconditional love of his family, and a generous amount of faith, Travis shocked everyone with his remarkable recovery. Even without limbs, he still swims, dances with his wife, rides mountain bikes, and drives his daughter to school.
Travis inspires thousands every day with his remarkable journey. He doesn’t want to be thought of as wounded. “I’m just a man with scars,” he says, “living life to the fullest and best I know how.”
Stallone mentioned on his facebook page that next up for him would be his 4th and final installment of The Expendables franchise. He said:
"I’m going to start working out. Working out for the next Expendables, that’s going to be great! Fingers crossed. We’re going to do our best, but I think we have some really great attitude going. We have good ideas. I think everyone is expecting something different and we’re going to give it to them. And most of all, I just wonder where my parachute is. Because I don’t like heights. That’s right, I did Cliffhanger. But I still don’t like heights."
So when this property would get up and running remains unknown. Until we get more information you can see Adam Driver in Martin Scorsese's Silence, in theaters on January 13th.