Wait - There IS Another New Rambo Movie Coming in 2011?
by Alex Billington
May 13, 2010
Wait, wait, wait... what the heck is going on here? If you remember, a few weeks ago we reported a big story about Sylvester Stallone himself saying, to Empire magazine, that: "I think Rambo's pretty well done. I don't think there'll be any more. I'm about 99% sure." Well, maybe that 1% slipped through, as I ventured through the Cannes Marketplace showfloor earlier today with Peter from SlashFilm and we picked up a new promotional flyer (and saw a poster on their wall) at the Nu Image / Millennium Films booth for Rambo V (see above). It doesn't say anything except "Coming 2011" on the back. So is it actually happening anyway?
We don't really know what is going on, and nobody else seems to know either, but we'll of course keep you updated. There's a possibility that Millennium had some contract with Stallone and is forcing him to return to make another, despite his desire to leave and work on other franchises like The Expendables (hence his statements). Or, although this is much more unlikely, there's a possibility that Nu Image hasn't been told by Stallone yet that he's not going to make Rambo V, and they're selling a (dead) film that will never actually get made. Who really knows if we'll see Rambo V or not, but we hope to get to the bottom of all this soon!
Update: After this news first broke, Ain't It Cool News got in touch with Stallone and asked him what's up with all of this. His answer was a plain and simple: "NO FUCKING WAY." As I predicted above, Stallone says he has "no clue" what's up with this poster and thinks that "it could be the rights holders trying to raise ludicrous funds to get Sly back in front of the camera. Sly said, 'Maybe, but it ain't happening.' He then told me that the folks behind those posters essentially said that if Sly didn't do it - someone else would. And Sly seems fine with that." Rambo without Stallone? Will that even work? I doubt it, but we'll find out soon.