Rambo Reboot / First Blood

John Rambo is bursting back onto the big screen. Nu Image / Millennium Films is firing up Rambo: New Blood, with Ariel Vromen (Criminal) set to direct and Brooks McLaren on board to write. The catch? This isn’t a Rambo sequel, but rather a Rambo reboot that’s moving ahead without Sylvester StalloneRead More »

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A fifth Rambo movie has been in the works for years, with different iterations of the film cropping up every year or so. At one point, it would have been titled Rambo: Savage Hunt, and would’ve seen Sylvester Stallone‘s rogue soldier battling a genetically engineered monster. And then it became Rambo: Last Stand, an Unforgiven-esque tale that would’ve supposedly seen Rambo taking the fight to Mexican drug cartels. Last year, Stallone doubled down on the drug cartel concept, saying that it would be filmed after Creed and would be titled Last Blood.

Anyway, you should always write Rambo news with dry erase markers because the plans have once again changed. Rambo V may not be dead yet, but it’ll now have to compete with Rambo: New Blood, a new television series that will continue the story of John Rambo on Fox. Oh, and Rambo’s long-lost son will be along for the ride.

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Sylvester Stallone is currently over in Philly getting started on the Rocky spin-off Creed, and once that’s done he’s looking to revisit another of his iconic characters. The actor and screenwriter has confirmed he is working on Rambo: Last Blood (or is it Last Blood: Rambo?). In fact, it’ll move forward before his mob drama Scarpa does. More details on the Sylvester Stallone Rambo Last Blood update after the jump.  Read More »

Rambo V

Concepts for Rambo V have flown around for years now. The most outlandish one involved hunting a beast rather than a man, but it’s a project that has come up every once in a while in various incarnations, only to be killed off each time. There’s even talk of a Rambo TV series, albeit one without Sylvester Stallone. Because the cycle has come round again, there’s new talk of Rambo V, which is said to once again have Stallone as a writer and star. This time, if the story is correct, he would be facing off against a Mexican drug cartel. And this time, the info comes from a pretty credible source. Read More »

It’s the All-Ages Edition of Sequel Bits, or maybe the ‘something for everyone’ version, with news on everything from the kid-friendly Gnomeo & Juliet franchise to the 60something star of Rambo.

  • Viacom CEO says there’s plans for a Mission: Impossible 5
  • Sylvester Stallone could kill off Rambo in Rambo 5
  • The Twilight trailer lands in front of The Hunger Games
  • Elton John stars working on Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes

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Let’s kick off another sequel news roundup with some info on a film that will be out soon. Jon M. Chu directed G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and the trailers released so far have generated a good level of interest in the film.

In an interview with Moviefone, Chu talks about enthusiasm for various Joe characters and the difficulty his team had with creating a linear follow-up to the first Joe film, The Rise of Cobra. One question many of our readers has asked regards Cobra Commander, and how this film’s character connects to the Joseph Gordon-Levitt version in the previous movie. Chu says, “Cobra Commander was an issue. But I know we couldn’t lose Cobra Commander.”

Asked if this is the same character under the mask, the director says,

No. [Smiling] But we figured out a way that’s pretty nice. And you get the Cobra Commander that you’ve always wanted. Or, to me, what I always wanted: a bad-ass villain. He’s one of the most iconic villains ever. I’m even following him on Twitter — he’s so funny.

After the break, a brief update on the chance of a Rambo 5, Michael Keaton is reportedly excited about a Beetlejuice sequel, and we’ve got some info on Judd Apatow’s sorta-sequel to Knocked Up, This Is 40. Read More »

Right after the release of Rambo, the fourth film to feature Sylvester Stallone‘s iconic Vietnam War veteran character, it seemed like a fifth film was a foregone conclusion. Last year, however, the writer/actor/director reversed his position, saying ““I think Rambo’s pretty well done. I don’t think there’ll be any more.” It seems like he was concerned about appearances more than the lack of a compelling story. “For Rambo to go on another adventure might be, I think, misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary. I don’t want that to happen…I’m very happy with the last Burmese episode, because I didn’t pull any punches on it.”

But now Sean Hood, the Conan the Barbarian screenwriter, says he’s met with Stallone a couple times over the last year, and has completed a draft of a script called Rambo: Last Stand. Read More »

Rambo V Still Being Promoted at Cannes?

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Ever since the release of Rambo 4 (which was titled simply Rambo), Sylvester Stallone has been touting another sequel for the John Rambo franchise. Rumors abounded of a homecoming tale, a film tinged with sci-fi, and, based on one of Stallone’s last updates, a south of the border tale in which Rambo finds or avenges missing women. However, a couple weeks back Stallone announced that he’s “99% sure” the fifth film won’t ever happen.

So when I was walking through the international film marketplace at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, I was surprised to see Rambo V being promoted at the Millennium Films/Nu Image booth. After the jump I’ve included a photo of the Rambo V poster/handout on display at the booth. Even more shocking is that the backside of the handout tours a 2011 release date.

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No more monster, señor. Back in September, /Film connected the dots between the creature feature aspect of Sylvester Stallone‘s Rambo 5 and his rights to the sci-fi thriller novel, Hunter, by James Huggins. As one might expect, the idea of John Rambo tracking and being tracked by a genetically engineered “abomination” in snow country split fans like a coconut.

As a premise, it fell in line with Stallone’s previous statements about a new genre direction for the franchise, and the promo art above was even released to tease this aspect. Well, today the action legend confirmed that he’s scrapped the idea for the sequel and reserved it for a separate film outside the franchise. So, where will Rambo go next, and more importantly, who as opposed to what will he bludgeon? In his words: “There will be blood.”

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Rambo 5 Gets The Greenlight

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After the successful release of Rambo 4 (which was released under the simple title Rambo), there has been a lot of talk about making a possible fifth film. Stallone had hinted that he hopes to take the character into a “slightly different genre,” leaving many fans to speculate sci-fi or a more comic bookish approach. He later was quoted as saying that “this is the last Rambo just as Rocky Balboa is the last Rocky.” Yeah right…

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