A few years ago Sylvester Stallone was developing a fifth Rambo movie called Rambo V: Savage Hunt, but the development of it was shut down in 2011. Since then, there hasn't been much talk of a new Rambo movie. There was a TV series announced last year, but Stallone isn't going to be a part of that.
Some information has now surfaced from Splendid Film that the production companies that are developing the TV series have bought the rights to the next film. They also say that Stallone will be coming back to reprise his role. A press release was posted, but it's in a different language. This is what part of it translates to:
"With Rambo V Sylvester Stallone returns in his iconic role. This time he goes up against a Mexican cartel. Stallone, who has also written the screenplay, describes the new Rambo as his version of No Country for Old Men. Like the last film, Rambo V is produced by Avi Lerner (The Expendables 1-3)"
I really enjoyed Stallone's last film in the franchise, John Rambo, and it would be cool to see him come back and go ballistic. The plot for the new film doesn't sound as exciting as the one the actor was working on back in 2009, but I'm sure it will provide fans some solid entertainment if it actually happens.
The movie Stallone wanted to make was going to be an adaptation of James Byron Huggins' novel Hunter. This was the synopsis:
John Rambo could track anyone - or anything - on earth. Now the military desperately needs him for a mission that his ultrasensitive instincts tell him he should refuse. A beast is loose somewhere north of the Artic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation.
It's a job that Rambo and his 22-year-old hunting partner, Beau Brady, can't turn down, but they and a team of highly-skilled special forces kill team discover that the prey is a terror beyond their wildest imagination - a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man's cunning, a predator's savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Rambo and Beau survive its unrelenting hunger for human blood, they'll still have to contront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.
Are you excited to hear that Stallone could be coming back for at least one more Rambo movie?