Nu Image Gives Sylvester Stallone's Rambo 5 the Greenlight
by Alex Billington
August 30, 2009
Wow. To be honest, I never thought this would happen. Variety reports that Nu Image/Millennium Films has greenlit a fifth Rambo movie following the fourth Rambo movie from 2008. The upcoming project's storyline revolves around Rambo fighting his way through human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the US-Mexico border. Production will start in the spring after Sylvester Stallone wraps up The Expendables. Stallone will also be back to direct and may also write the sequel. The first Rambo, titled First Blood, hit in 1982, and was followed by First Blood II in 1985, and Rambo III in 1988.
This isn't the first time we've heard about this sequel - Stallone has talked about another one since the most recent Rambo hit. We even ran a report a year ago saying "Rambo 5 Will Be Happening" with the sequel already appearing on Nu Image's slate. At the end of that movie he finally returns to his own home in the US after killing some 236 Burmese soldiers (kill count in each of the movies). Not only is the story in this sequel relevant to today's troubles, but it gels with the way that movie ended, which is thankfully a smart decision. I have a lot of faith in Stallone - he'll bring us another badass Rambo sequel for sure. Anyone excited?