rambo vs monster

In 2009, a year after the uber-violent fourth Rambo movie hit theaters, Sylvester Stallone announced he was going to star in and direct Rambo V: The Savage Hunt, a film set to take his Vietnam veteran action hero into a whole new genre: science fiction. Time passed, and the sci-fi version of the movie, in which Rambo would have faced off against genetically engineered creatures, never happened. However, a different take on Rambo 5 is actually filming right now, with what appears to be more of a Western bent with Rambo battling a Mexican cartel. (Stallone is wearing a cowboy hat in the first-look photos.)

But Stallone liked that Rambo vs monsters idea so much that almost 10 years later, he’s making that one too – except he won’t be playing John Rambo in it. Read More »

Rambo 5 Goes Sci-Fi, The Savage Hunt Confirmed

rambo 5 poster

This past week Nu Image/Millennium Films officially announced a greenlight for Rambo’s fifth mission, with Sylvester Stallone signed on to return to star and also direct. Stallone had previously hinted that the character would venture into a “slightly different genre,” leaving many fans to speculate sci-fi or a more comic bookish approach. But the plot synopsis released to the Hollywood trade papers was something else entirely… and apparently false.

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