Sunday, September 6, 2009

'Rambo V'

The plot details for "Rambo V" have been up and down the past 24 hours, but now Sylvester Stallone himself has finally opened up about the plot of the next film. But let's backtrack a little bit...

Almost a week ago it was announced that "Rambo V" is indeed getting made. It was reported at the time that the story of the next Rambo adventure would follow the bad-ass to the Mexican-U.S. border where he’d tear down a bunch of human traffickers and drug lords to rescue some kidnapped girl.

Word then came out from Harry Knowles of AICN that "Rambo V" had a new title, a new poster, and a story about stopping some super-soldier experiments with the Rambo franchise taking a sci-fi twist.

According to Harry, the movie is in fact set in the States as reported earlier but not by the south border as we thought. The movie will see John Rambo back where we first met him in the Pacific Northwest where there’s some sort of secret U.S. Military base working on a super soldier program. At this base, they’re attempting to unleash the “savagery” deep down inside of every person to create human weapons. As expected an experiment goes awry and some super killer is unleashed and this is where Rambo and a Black Ops team is brought in the clean up the mess.
Sly read the reader feedback to the news last night on several sites that over-emphasized the science-fiction aspects of the story for "Rambo V," so he left a message with Harry Knowles at AICN to clear up the details.

In the voice mail, Stallone emphasized that the story is not about him fighting a group super soldiers like in "Universal Soldier," but instead, it’s about him and a team brought in to fight a “savage beast” of a man - A man that represents an “amalgamation of fury and intelligence” (The result of conditioning people from when they were kids onward to make them fearless, intelligent and cunning warriors, a la "300").

This villain’s ability to survive is rivaled only by that of Rambo and that’s what makes the movie interesting. The doctors at this facility couldn’t control this guy’s mind and he became a “savage killing machine.”

He also clarified again that it’s not Rambo battling a squad of super soldiers but instead that it’s like you worst nightmare, “battling your primitive self.”

Head over to AICN to hear the entire message Sly left.
Sly’s idea of this savage beast-like character adds a great element to the nature of the film. Instead of a focus on physical ability and raw killing talent, we’ll be seeing heavy emphasis on the strategic and tactical cunning of John Rambo and this villain, as one hunts the other.

I can’t wait to find out who he has in mind to play the villain of this film and if we see Rambo leading a black ops team, I think it’d be cool to see Matthew Marsden return as the bad-ass sniper (aka, School Boy) from last year’s "Rambo."

What do you think of "Rambo V: The Savage Hunt"?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: Screen Rant

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