New Report Suggests Rambo V Is On The Way
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.23.2014
Rambo battles a Mexican cartel...
Splendid Film (via Coming Soon) reports that Sylvester Stallone is set to star in Rambo V. This comes after reports last August that Avi Lerner, Nu Image and Entertainment One were working on a TV series that would not star Stallone. Splendid claims they bought the rights to the film.
Here's a translation of what they wrote: "With 'Rambo V' Sylvester Stallone returns in his iconic role. This time he goes up against a Mexican cartel. Stallone, who has also written the screenplay, describes the new Rambo as his version of 'No Country for Old Men.' Like the last film, 'Rambo V' is produced by Avi Lerner ('The Expendables 1-3')"
Stallone last played the character in 2008's Rambo, which earned $113.2 million on a $50 million budget. He also wrote and directed the film.
Here's the synopsis for the sequel that was rumored in 2009, which suggested that Stallone would adapt James Byron Huggins' novel Hunter.
"John Rambo could track anyone - or anything - on earth. Now the military desperately needs him for a mission that his ultrasensitive instincts tell him he should refuse. A beast is loose somewhere north of the Artic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation. It's a job that Rambo and his 22-year-old hunting partner, Beau Brady, can't turn down, but they and a team of highly-skilled special forces kill team discover that the prey is a terror beyond their wildest imagination - a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man's cunning, a predator's savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Rambo and Beau survive its unrelenting hunger for human blood, they'll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal."