"Rambo - New Blood" is the title, and new blood it will be.
When the fifth movie about Vietnam veteran John Rambo now is being planned by the production company Nu Image/Millennium Films, it is without Sylvester Stallone as John J. Rambo.
According to Empire, the producers have a plan to recreate the project and make Rambo into an action hero ala James Bond.
Sylvester Stallone starred as Rambo when Hollywood in 1982 made film of the book by David Morell from ten years earlier. The title was "First Blood," and apart from the action scenes, the movie brought up topics that concerned Vietnam Veterans.
When Morrel compared the movie with his novel, he said that the biggest difference is that he had killed Rambo on the last page of the book.
"So many people died in that book, and it was clear that whoever had caused so much destruction had to die," he said.
Another three Rambo movies with Stallone in action came out. In 1985 "Rambo: First Blood Part II" came, and three years later came "Rambo III."
Non of these were blockbusters, and it would take twenty years before the next film was to be seen on the big screen. The year was 2008, and the title was "Rambo."
Since then, plans for a fifth film have been many. Annual drips have come from both Stallone and film companies. But last winter Stallone told Variety that he was finished with Rambo, thereby laying the ball dead for his part.
Now both writer and director have been found for the new movie. It will be written by Brooks McLaren, and directed by Ariel Vromen, the man behind "The Iceman" from 2012.
Who gets to play Rambo, is not yet determined.
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