Ball Rolling On Rambo 5

Sly prepares John's next mission

There's no sign yet of the promised "John Rambo" director's cut of Sylvester Stallone's fourth Rambo outing, but Variety reports that work on Rambo 5 is underway, with Stallone again directing and (obviously) starring.

Stallone previously said that Part 4 was the final instalment: a similar cap to the series to Rocky Balboa. But he's clearly changed his mind. Apparently the story this time revolves around "Rambo fighting his way through human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the US-Mexico border".

The film will be produced under the wing of Nu Image / Millennium, where Sly is currently in post-production on The Expendables. Shooting, in every sense, will start next spring on what we're sure will be a sensitive examination of cross-border American societal issues. With awesome killing and maiming.