It’s a good day folks. Talks of Rambo 5 are surfacing and despite Sylvester Stallone saying the film wasn’t happening, it looks like we may be getting another Rambo film after all. Empire tells us that there is a new screenplay for the film from Conan the Barbarian writer Sean Hood.
“I met with Mr Stallone twice last year,” Sean says. “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. It’s more in line with the small-town thriller of First Blood,” says Sean.
Hood clarified that previous ideas for the film, including drug cartels and even a Predator type premise, have been thrown out. Instead, he is spinning his own take on the series.
“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,” says Hood.
I thought 2008’s Rambo was great and I’m a fan of the series in general. It may be time for Stallone to put down the crossbow but honestly, how can you say no to another Rambo film?
The character is just so classic and I’d be 100% behind a Rambo 5. The film is still quite aways away from being greenlit but if they can come up with a solid screenplay, one that doesn’t involve anything ridiculous (like some of the previous ideas for the film), I think this could turn out really well.
What do you think?