Another 'Rambo: Last Stand' Screenplay Has Been Written, Submitted
He's not dead yet! Even though there have been continuous ups and downs regarding the rumored Rambo V, word is it may be alive in some way. FEARnet (via Empire) recently interviewed writer Sean Hood (Conan the Barbarian, Cube 2) who revealed that he has submitted his screenplay for Rambo: Last Stand to Millennium. Over the years, a follow-up to Sylvester Stallone's 2008 Rambo has been developing in many forms, as a sci-fi film called Savage Hunt at one point, but this is their latest take and who knows what will happen. The good news is that Hood actually met with Stallone to help work on crafting the script.
Empire spoke with Hood as well, who told them, "I met with Mr Stallone twice last year. 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." He wouldn't divulge any details, but did say "it's more in line with the small-town thriller of First Blood." Very interesting. Hood isn't sure how soon it'll happen, or if at all, but as expected, Millennium is still exploring the idea and getting scripts. "Hopefully, Mr. Stallone will eventually have the time and the inclination to do another Rambo," he says. Hood elaborates on his involvement:
"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."
Okay, now that sounds pretty damn cool, or at least like it has the potential to be awesome. But of course, with the success of The Expendables, Stallone's hands are full elsewhere, he's even moved on to other action projects. Speaking of which, in the FEARnet interview, Hood mentions this, too: "I also did some rewrites on another Robert E. Howard project, which will hopefully be propelled into production by the success of Conan. I've also done several original drafts of an upcoming Hercules film." Success is yet to be seen - this very weekend - but interesting to hear there's a lot going on (and this guy has a lot of work). I'm most intrigued in Rambo, as I'd like to see that work out, but who knows if it's any good. What do you think?