Rocky's brother Lou said: "They didn't have any similarities to my brother. He was a very restless, impatient man -- very curious and bright, not your typical fighter from the streets." So, to rectify things, he worked with first-time screenwriter Terri Apple and M.E.G.A.'s Morris S. Levy to put together the definitive story -- including new details about the boxer's life, which came together in a script written before the strike. Marciano had hit the boxing world with a bang in the late '40s, securing himself an undefeated professional career with 49 straight wins, 43 by knockout. After retiring in 1956, he had just over a decade of restaurants, television hosting, and a fight simulation until he died at the age of 46 in a plane crash.
So we had Favreau the last time around, but when production begins late next year, who could pull of Marciano now?