Report: Sly Stallone Wants to Fight Mexican Cartel in Rambo 5

Sylvester Stallone has been a household name in the action film industry for decades, and that's not a bad thing. He's good at what he does, and his passion for projects always finds a way of speaking to audiences.

Report: Sly Stallone Wants to Fight Mexican Cartel in Rambo 5

Back in 1982, First Blood introduced us to a character named John Rambo, Special Forces Vietnam vet with some bad PTSD triggered by a run in with local law enforcement. In the subsequent three films (Rambo: First Blood Part IIRambo IIIRambo) we get more of the same, but with more revenge.

There had already been talk of a fifth title in the franchise back in 2008, called Last Blood. Stallone had said in an interview that the film going forward was highly dependent on how Rambo did, which admittedly wasn't very well box office-wise. For the next several years, he would continue to say there was a script for the project, but it eventually fizzled out.

Report: Sly Stallone Wants to Fight Mexican Cartel in Rambo 5
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That said, Deadline says Rambo 5 is happening, and that Millennium Films (subsidiary of Nu Image) is shopping around at Cannes, with a proposed start date to film in September of 2018. Stallone is reportedly working on the script.

Deadline goes on to say that the plot revolves around the daughter of one of Rambo's friends is kidnapped and Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico's most violent cartels.

We'll let you know as soon as any of this information firms up, or gets confirmed by Stallone's camp. Cannes Film Festival is set to begin Tuesday May 8th and run until the 19th.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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