Rambo is back on the warpath. US film star Sylvester Stallone has revealed that his muscle-packed combat hero Rambo is getting ready to draw blood again in a fifth sequel next year.
Stallone — now 71 — posted a teaser poster on his Instagram account late Tuesday,
showing a graffiti-style image of Hollywood’s most famous Vietnam veteran
kneeling with his signature knife and the words: “Rambo V. Fall 2019.”
“Something wicked is coming this way,”
the actor commented in a caption, a decade after his character last strapped
on his famous headband and fired a hail of bullets at ruthless
rogue soldiers in conflict-torn Myanmar.
The film’s producers, Millennium Media,
are selling the international rights for “Rambo V” at the
Cannes film festival, which opened Tuesday.
The latest instalment in the franchise —
launched with “Bad Blood” in 1982 — is slated to start filming in
September in several locations including London, Bulgaria and the Canary Islands,
according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In the new movie, John Rambo has swapped blood-drenched jungles for quiet ranch
living in Arizona as he struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.
But when a friend’s grand-daughter is kidnapped by a Mexican sex-trafficking cartel,
Rambo cannot but jump back into action and join the hunt for the missing girl.
What ensues promises “a violent descent into hell”, said Hollywood Reporter.
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