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Stallone is Back as Rambo for Fifth Film, May Direct

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brian-mcgee - May 7, 2018

Was your thirst for blood not sufficiently slaked by 2008's Rambo? Are you left wanting one more adventure with that character, now a full decade older and with forty additional pounds of unnatural looking muscle? Well, five guys in the entire world, have I got great news for you!

Sylvester Stallone is coming back for another go-around as quasi-tragic Vietnam veteran turned relentless murder factory John Rambo, and like the last time out, he's looking into directing the film as well.

According to Deadline, Millennium Films producer Avi Lerner is going to be soliciting funds for the film at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, with cameras set to roll this coming September. This time around he won't be going up river to slaughter militants, but rather heading south of the border into Mexico.

What's he gonna do when he gets there, convince them to pay for the wall? No, but it'll sound awfully familiar to anyone who's seen You Were Never Really Here which is probably, not coincidentally, those same five guys I alluded to earlier...

...when the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels.

Great. Terrific. Sounds like exactly the movie we need right now, an American illegally crossing our southern border to retrieve a white girl and murder countless Mexicans in the process.

While Sly is apparently not all that eager to star and direct the film, they are talking to someone for the job who's familiar with the franchise and the star. That person? You guessed it, Frank Stallone

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