Rambo 5 ???

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 10:01 pm,

rambo1 Rambo 5 ???Over the past few months there have been rumors that Sylvester Stallone would revisiting (again) the role of John Rambo.

I’d never put much stock in these rumors as Stallone appears to have a full slate ahead of him with the Death Wish remake and the ever gestating Edgar Allan Poe biopic.

However, you can’t keep a good action hero down and with Rambo’s $100 million worldwide gross Harvey Weinstein wanted to continue the franchise and keep the iconic character on the bigscreen.

It would seem that he got what he wanted (much to the disapointment of Mick Jagger).


Screen Daily is reporting that the new Rambo flick will lens in Bulgaria (of all places).

According to the trade paper (via Moviehole) the fifth installment of the action franchise will be one of the first films to use a new studio facility, that will include 10 new sound stages and new city street sets.

Moviehole says:

“Knowing it’s going to be filmed in Bulgaria essentially voids most people’s predictions that the next film would see Stallone back on home soil – USA”

I disagree, I feel that the film could be set in the USA, and that the Bulgaria shoot is a way to keep the budget low (and profits high). It wouldn’t be the first time Bulgaria stood in for the US, and if they are expanding city street sets then this is a possibility. Besides, there’s nothing that a bit of second unit photography can’t do to make you believe that you’re somewehere else.

Personally, I don’t care where the film is shot, I just hope that it’s good. I’d hate to see Stallone fritter away all the good will that he has been getting recently.

Rambo 5, is it a good idea?

Sources: Moviehole and Screen Daily

TAGS: rambo, rambo 5

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  1. Hmm, i thought that John Rambo was the title of the 4th film used in other countries. What will they call 5 in those countries now?

    and in answer to your question, I think it’s a bad idea. If they do go ahead with it they’ll just be trying to milk the franchise for every last penny, destroying the story/character even further than they already have!

  2. Hey as far as I am concerned I am ALL FOR IT!!!! I love Sylvewster Stallone!! And I especially LOVE the RAMBO movies!! I still have not seen the 4th one but I hear that its very very very good. Can’t wait to see it.

    And before I even see the 4th one they are ytalking about a 5th one. Wow Sly is a busy man these days huh? Well as foe the Death Wish remake I don’t know how well he will compare to the Charles Bronson death wish movie.

    But I will see it to see how well he does in that one. But usually I don’t like remakes. The originals are usually the best. But I won’t judge before I see.

  3. Jessica, if you look to the right under “Latest Movie Reviews” you’ll see a link to my review of the latest Rambo film. :-)

    Vic

  4. I have no problems with a 5th Rambo movie. I really enjoyed Rambo and if the action in #5 is as good as the action in #4, then I am SOOOO there.

    Please, no more Rocky movies though. I thought Rocky Balboa was a great way to end the story.

  5. BTW, I think this is a BAD idea. Much like ‘Rocky Balboa,’ the recent ‘Rambo’ film ended with a nice sense of closure for the series. It ended with a sense of dignity about the franchise and I would hope that they don’t jump the shark by doing another one.

    Vic

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