We were going good there for about a week, having not heard another crazy update on what’s going on with the story of the next Rambo film in seven whole days… better than four big updates on the project in one week.
Rambo V: The Savage Hunt, as it’s officially called, is now about Rambo fighting some genetically altered half-human bloodthirsty maybe-immortal abomination that he, his partner “Beau” and a bunch of Black Ops dudes have to go in and hunt down.
Got it so far? If you’re confused or upset by this, Stallone says that this is “actually possible” so just relax, will you?
I am serious about two of the parts above though: my description of the movie is straight out of the official Rambo 5 synopsis and Stallone did just say that.
According to Reuters, Stallone had an interview to discuss some of his upcoming projects and he briefly touched on what has some fans going crazy over Rambo 5.
“I don’t want to keep repeating myself and just doing films about war… This is a very psychological film about sophisticated man fighting primitive man.”
“It’s actually possible today, with all the cloning and stem cell research, to actually have some experiments that don’t work very well and get out of control.”
And that simply means, upgraded villains for Rambo to deny life to. Win!
The more I think about this project, the more I dig it. We’ve seen him fight the real bad guys in real world situations four times now. This is our way to finally see Stallone make a movie based off of ‘Hunter,‘ the novel by James Byron Huggins for which Stallone optioned the rights to a while back.
If he had made that movie as a standalone feature, people would make the obvious comparisons to the lead character being Rambo anyway – they’re exactly the same. So why not put it under the brand name he’s established. It’s good that Rambo has a new, more menacing threat to deal with, and it’ll be also good to see a film that’s more psychological and strategically focused than pure action (as much as I love Rambo standing on a gun turret for 15 minutes doing his thing).
Rambo V: The Savage Hunt is set to begin production next spring.