Like or not, Sly Stallone may be a pensioner, but John Rambo ain’t yet ready to retire from the big screen. Recently Stallone teased that Rambo 5 is coming and today we find out the plot details for the film.
Thanks to the success of the relaunch of The Rocky franchise under Creed name, Stallone is hoping will bring the same success to Rambo. Rambo: Last Blood is apparently the film’s name and it is presumed it the last film of the franchise.
The last film Rambo 4 was 20 years ago in 1998 which saw the Vietnam Vet attempting to live a quiet life in Thailand. It didn’t take long for John to find his old ways when he has to rescue a group of Christain Aid Workers attempting to travel to Burma. There was a happy ending with John finally going home to the U.S.A.
There’s no such thing as a happy ending as 20 years later, with John now settled back home at his family farm. That quiet life is interrupted once again when John must again pick up the guns head to Mexico. He’ll team up with a journalist attempting to find missing girls kidnapped into the sex industry. Will one of these young girls be related to John or is it simply John Rambo fighting for the defenseless?
Here’s the official synopsis courtesy of The GWW
“Rambo teams up with a journalist to track down and rescue a group local girls that have been kidnapped by a Mexican sex trafficking ring, after trying to settling down to a quiet life stateside at the family ranch in Arizona after spending decades abroad.”
Now if the gossip was true originally an adaptation of the novel Hunter with the film to be called Savage Hunt. If this idea was to go ahead it would have seen John heading to the setting of the original film. He would have faced a half man half beast genetic experiment, but this idea was not received well.
A number of casting videos have appeared online too which reveal character details. One of those characters is Robert Siedel who happens to be one of the Sex Traffickers John interrogates for info about the girls. Actors Michael Derek, Cole Gleason‘s casting videos are below along with Jan Cornett whose auditioned for parts Victor and Hugo. Cold calculated perverted traffickers that step in John’s path. Luisa Rubino‘s video for Gabrielle is also below.
Rambo 5/ Rambo: Last Blood is starting production September with filming to take place in the Canary Isles and Bulgaria. Word is they are hoping for a 2019 release however 2020 a possibility.