With filming well underway for next year’s Rambo V: Last Blood, these last couple of months have seen a generous array of set photos and casting announcements come our way, and if this new post from Splash Report is anything to by, we now have a much better idea of how John Rambo’s seemingly final adventure will play out.
According to this new intel, the movie “begins with a violent and horrific cold open,” which sees a cartel kidnapping a young girl for their sex trafficking ring. The film then takes us to Rambo’s Arizona ranch, where Sylvester Stallone’s character leads a quiet life but suffers “severe PTSD,” necessitating the assistance of a caregiver.
Rambo is brought into the action, however, when he finds out that his caregiver’s daughter is among those kidnapped. The hero then journeys to the “base of operations for the cartel,” where he puts up a good fight, but is ultimately “beaten half to death.” John is subsequently nursed back to health by the kidnapped girl’s sister Carmen Delgado, played by Paz Vega, and after bonding over their shared mission, the pair then return to the fight for some climactic carnage.
The report sums things up by saying that the plot is “about as straightforward as an R rated action film gets,” and for many fans of this nostalgia-heavy series, such no-frills genre fare might be all they’re looking for. After all, when it comes to old-school action cinema, the plot is never going to be as important as the execution, so here’s hoping director Adrian Grunberg has the chops for the job.
While no release date has been set for Rambo V: Last Blood, the film is said to be hitting theaters in the fall of 2019. In the meantime, if you’d care to see Stallone reprise an even more famous role, Rocky spinoff Creed II is out now.