I really enjoyed last year’s Rambo which saw an older and more bitter Sylvester Stallone join a team of mercenaries to lay down the pain in war-torn Burma. Their mission, besides destroying a ton of bad guys, was to rescue aid workers.
He was as bad-ass as ever and at the end, many fans just wanted more. Fortunately, ever since that movie banked $113 million worldwide on a $50 million budget, there’s been talk of another installment.
At the beginning of the year, Stallone talked about it again and mentioned that it’s going to happen and that they were still deciding on where the film should take place, either in America or another foreign location.
Fast forward to today and the fifth Rambo has been greenlit! Reportedly, the story of the next Rambo killing spree follows the warrior as he takes on human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl along the U.S.-Mexico Border.
[UPDATE: After several updates, we have the official synopsis for Rambo 5 and information on what it's based on - Click to read about the story of Rambo V: The Savage Hunt]
Sounds good to me!
I wonder if we'll see him go solo on this one or fight with some allies like his last outing. That sniper who helped in out in last year's Rambo was pretty cool and it allowed for Stallone to get close and personal on some evil folks... then again he gets up and personal on a lot of his enemies regardless so I guess it's a moot point...
Production is set to start in the spring, near the release of his current project which has entered post-production, the eagerly-anticipated film, The Expendables.
Since The Expendables may turn out to be PG-13, it'll be nice to know we have another Stallone R-rated adult action film coming our way in the near future.
Are you psyched for another Rambo adventure?
The Expendables hits theaters April 23, 2010.