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Ball Rolling On Rambo 5
Sly prepares John's next mission

31 August 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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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.


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Your Comments

RE: I hope Rambo 5 is as good as Rambo IV
Or maybe Sly wanted to make a new Predator flic old feud is on More

Posted by Hoshi at 23:14 on 06 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I hope Rambo 5 is as good as Rambo IV
Rambo vs universal soldier!! sounds great!! More

Posted by Frank Castle at 21:38 on 06 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I hope Rambo 5 is as good as Rambo IV
I just hope he slowly sails up and down some more rivers in the new one, I would like to see at least Eight trips back and forth.p; Only kidding, I liked Rambo, especially when he was shooting legs off of people. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 09:12 on 06 September 2009 | Report This Post

I hope Rambo 5 is as good as Rambo IV
I only watched Rambo IV last night, and as such I have only watched it once, but I have to say I thought it was awesome. I personally thought it was a perfect no-brain actioner, and after my initial hesitation I loved every blood soaked minute of it. Rambo IV looks like it was filmed in the early nineties or late eighties, and that to me is what made it so amazing - I think it captured the old skool. Its a bit of a dodgy way of making people more aware of the problems in Burma, but at More

Posted by TrainOfThought at 19:24 on 05 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Rambo vs Incontinence
L: tetchy Stallone can do action and I'm as eager as everyone else to see The Expendables, so why on earth does he have to return to his Rambo series? Probably so he can churn out film after film without having to create a new character. More

Posted by UTB at 12:05 on 05 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Rambo vs Incontinence
The science fiction angle at least gives a tired franchise an attempt at steam. I look forward to it, providing the super soldiers are out-there enough (I want men built like bears). More

Posted by adambatman82 at 11:49 on 05 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Rambo vs Incontinence
I dunno about this one... http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42256 sounds a bit lame. I LOVE RAMBO but this is sort of straying off course. www.aintitcool.com/images2009/RamboV.jpg More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 11:42 on 05 September 2009 | Report This Post

Rambo vs Incontinence
Stallone can do action and I'm as eager as everyone else to see The Expendables, so why on earth does he have to return to his Rambo series? There must be a dozen good scripts out there that he could be involved in, there's no need to go overf the same shit again. More

Posted by tetchy at 23:17 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

So what the hell is this one gonna be called?
John? 6th Blood? Loved the last one in a guilty pleasures, don't tell anyone kind of way but enough's enough, really Sly! Surely there's more mileage in an Expendables sequel - roping in the Norris, Segal and JCVD.... More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 13:05 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

Sadly Sly somewhat resembled the Pepperami Man on steroids in the last one. I'm hoping Rambo V will go 'leftfield' and be a musical. Well, I can dream. More

Posted by granny at 10:19 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

kill em all kill em all More

Posted by Austin316 at 04:30 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

Hell, I was sold at Rambo, BRING IT ON! More

Posted by Bond11 at 00:57 on 01 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Not Necesary,but...
Hmm,I wasn't a fan of the last one. I genuinely thought Rambo 4 was tastelessly violent. I'm rarely bothered by violence in films, but the combination of the fairly extreme gore and the supposed awareness raising about Burma came off as just exploitative for me. I left with a pretty bad taste in my mouth. I understand that what happens in places like that is horribly violent and such, but I think most people watched the film as an action thrill ride (which it delivered as) not a moral message. More

Posted by Andy7x at 23:39 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Not Necesary,but...
Rambo 4 would have been a decent ending for the franchise,but if Sly turns out a great film(and doesnt show every key scene in the trailer)then im all for it. More

Posted by darth silas at 18:18 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bring it on!
Sa-weet! Stallone is the man and I look forward to a new Rambo film. I'm pretty sure Stallone is the only one trying to keep the old school action film alive...Y'know films with violence and bad language, not for kiddies. More

Posted by Scott_ at 15:48 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Bring it on!
Here's hoping that with this and the Expendables we're gonna see more of a return to 80's style action. Rambo 4 was one of the most enjoyably daft action movies in ages. Nice to see some good old blood and guts for once. You can keep all your so called modern day action heroes, none of em are a patch on Sly and co. I for one can't wait! More

Posted by farewelandgodnight at 13:25 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

4 was terrible, when will people learn that enough is enough More

Posted by willchadwick at 13:09 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Awesome
Walt Kowalski, Harry Brown, John Rambo, New wave of elders with weapons righting wrongs, I for one always look forward to another Stallone film. More

Posted by Ethanial at 12:36 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

F**K OFF.....
now! More

Posted by natman_begins at 11:51 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

this plot is mentioned in the dvd extras as a first draft idea for Rambo 4 but according to Sly didn't really get to the heart of what the character was about. 4 was great fun but perhaps best o bow out on a high? More

Posted by bagrot1 at 10:35 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Geriatric killing machine!
Yey! Rambo 4 was impossibly bloodthirsty and an easy watch, so if he keeps 5 the same (and hopefully a returning role for Julie Benz, preferably in a tight sweater), then file under' guilty pleasure'. More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 10:30 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: ok....
As long as he keeps the violence quota to the same level, then I am there. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 10:07 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Ball Rolling On Rambo 5
Good, striking while the iron is hot, Stallone still energized and ripped from working on The Expendables, awesome. More

Posted by Kazuya at 10:07 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

ok....
....I love Stallone and the Rambo Films but I reckon the Fourth was the perfect ending to his story, no need for a Fifth unless he has something reeeeally special planned. THE EXPENDABLES is still the one I'm looking forward to the most right now. More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 10:06 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Stop!
Oh yeah, I'll look forward to this one...! More

Posted by DazDaMan at 08:54 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

he should have left it at 4
to be honest i think he should have left it at 4. as it was already a risky task making 4 after it was so long since part 3 but lucky enough he pulled it off really well. but as for part 5 im sure it could be a really well done movie but it go very bad and just undermind every thing about part 4. i see this as a American version of TAKEN.. More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 08:53 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Stop!
I thought that Rambo 4 was a good finishing point on the series (spoilers) when sly returned home to american soil to see how things had changed, I thought that was a telling sign that the man was finally at peace, kinda guessing i was wrong lol. More

Posted by hellboyx at 08:48 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

Guily Pleasure?
This could be awesome! More

Posted by beardyphysics at 08:46 on 31 August 2009 | Report This Post

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