A while back, Stallone announced that "Rambo V" was in the pipeline. It's plot was to take a decidedly sci-fi turn than previous "Rambo" films had not yet ventured toward.
"Rambo V," which up until now has been tentatively titled "The Savage Hunt," basically has Rambo being sent out to bring down a super-solider turned savage killing machine by a government experiment gone wrong. The official synopsis for the film revealed that this somewhat surprising choice of storyline was actually based on the novel Hunter by author James Byron Huggins.
Sly left a message to his loyal fans over at StalloneZone regarding a change of plot for "Rambo V":
To all the loyal SZoners out there,
I'm letting you know that Rambo has changed course and the story about hunting the man/beast will be done using another character in the lead. RAMBO himself will be heading over the border to a violent city where many young women have vanished.
There will be blood.
From his quote, we know he'll be "heading over the border" into "a violent city." Well, we know he's not going to Canada. So I guess Rambo is heading over to Mexico.
And that's where he'll do what he does best: leave a massive body count in his wake.
While the "Rambo meets Predator" pitch made my geek alarm sound, I've always looked to the Rambo series for insight into the world climate. If Stallone can shed the same light on human trafficking as he did with the crisis in Burma, I'm there. It's like reading a newspaper, except Rambo's ripping up bad guys with a Gatling gun.
What about you? Is it better to keep Rambo in line with the rest of the franchise and save the exploits of Hunter for a different film, or would you like to see Rambo duke it off with a super-soldier?
"Rambo V" has been slated to start production in the spring of 2010.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, Latino Review, UGO Movie Blog, First Showing