Wednesday, September 9, 2009

You Didn’t Think We’d Really Seen the Last of Rambo, Did You?

Harry Knowles over at Ain’t It Cool News reports that Sylvester Stallone is readying yet another Rambo movie called Rambo V: The Savage Hunt. Is this a good thing? Well, if you’re like me and loved the hell out of 2008’s blood-soaked Rambo, then you might be interested in what ol’ Sly has in mind for John Rambo’s fifth outing on the silver screen. What’s really fascinating—or damning, depending on what you think a Rambo movie should be—is that this movie apparently introduces a sci-fi element to the series. No, it’s not Rambo in Space. But, then again, I’ve heard worse ideas.

Set in the Pacific Northwest, the film teams Rambo with special ops soldiers to track down an escaped U.S. military experiment, which Stallone describes in a voicemail to Knowles as a “feral beast” that is an “amalgamation of fury and intelligence and pure, unadulterated rage.” So he's fighting monsters now?

I’m not quite sure if this will work for a lot of people, but after Rocky Balboa and Rambo, Stallone seems to have a handle on his characters these days. However, as over-the-top as the last three hyper-violent Rambo films were, they were at least grounded in something resembling reality. This sounds a bit like Rambo Vs. Predator.

Click here to read more about the film and to listen to Stallone’s voicemail in its entirety.

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