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New Screenplay For Rambo 5
Conan writer pens Last Stand

19 August 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Exclusive

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New Screenplay For Rambo 5

Eighteen months ago, in the run up to The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone told Empire that John Rambo's adventures were over. "It's pretty well done; I'm about 99% sure there won't be any more," he said. "I'm very happy with the last Burmese episode, and another film might be misinterpreted as an unnecessary and mercenary gesture. I don't want that to happen." 

And yet, and yet... Conan the Barbarian writer Sean Hood has just submitted his screenplay for Rambo: Last Stand to Millennium. FEARnet slipped a casual mention into an interview with Hood about Conan (there's also a line about a potential film based on another Robert E Howard character: that'd be Kull, folks!), and the writer was happy to expand on that info a little, after a request from Empire for clarifiication.

Firstly, this isn't just preemptive wishful thinking on the part of Millennium: Stallone was involved in getting the ball rolling. "I met with Mr Stallone twice last year," Sean tells us. "He gave me a book, an older screenplay, and about twenty pages he'd written himself to use as inspiration for the last chapter of the Rambo saga."

What's the book? Sean won't say, but does reveal that this Rambo 5 isn't based on any of the ideas that have been bubbling under in the recent past. It isn't the south-of-the-border action-fest that would have seen Rambo rescuing a young girl from a deadly drugs cartel. Nor is it the the sci-fi tinged Savage Hunt (which always seemed like a bizarre idea anyway). And it isn't the prequel that Stallone was pondering last summer. "It's more in line with the small-town thriller of First Blood," says Sean. 

Rambo: Last Stand is a long way from a done deal or a green light though. One screenplay doth not a movie make, and Sean is careful to stress that "As of now, I don't know whether Mr Stallone will actually do it. Right now, as I understand it, he has his hands full with Bullet to the Head and Expendables 2. But Millennium films did hire me to complete the screenplay and realise his story, and my hope is that he'll eventually be inspired to do one more Rambo film, with the tone of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven." 

What say you, readers? Did John come full circle when he came home at the end of Rambo, or is there room for one more mission? Give us your thoughts in the comments below, and watch this space for further updates.


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''Nothing is over! You dont just turn it off!'' Looks like Sly thinks the same about his franchises.Please Sly,quit while youre ahead. More

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RE: Sly should direct a First Blood remake.
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New Screenplay For Rambo 5
L: JIm R L: meltang In this age of re-boots / re-imaginations / re-everything, this is one franchise which should be re-introduced to new audiences with new (first-er?) blood. How about a story of Rambo's first recruitment & missions with Col. Trautman, and how he came about being the bada$$ he is? Obviously, Sly can't be playing the monosyllabic one but I'm sure he can be fit in somewhere (please, not as Rambo's father). ughts on who could fill in Sly's and Richard Crenna's More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 13:33 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: (Re)Boot Camp
L: meltang In this age of re-boots / re-imaginations / re-everything, this is one franchise which should be re-introduced to new audiences with new (first-er?) blood. How about a story of Rambo's first recruitment & missions with Col. Trautman, and how he came about being the bada$$ he is? Obviously, Sly can't be playing the monosyllabic one but I'm sure he can be fit in somewhere (please, not as Rambo's father). ughts on who could fill in Sly's and Richard Crenna's boots? ] More

Posted by JIm R at 13:07 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Snake-Eyes L: davidjthomson Please Sly, don't. The four films were great, and the story arc is complete. Let's leave well enough alone. color=#0000cc]ely.] sp; Thirded.  The fourth ended brilliantly. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 12:46 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

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L: davidjthomson Please Sly, don't. The four films were great, and the story arc is complete. Let's leave well enough alone. color=#0000CC]ely.] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 09:47 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

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