Just this past Monday, it was confirmed that a fifth movie in the Rambo franchise was officially given the go-ahead (Read: “˜Rambo 5″² Receives A Not At All Shocking Greenlight). In the Variety report, it was announced that this time, John Rambo would be heading back to the United States, and would be fighting “human traffickers and drug lords” on the Mexican border while trying to rescue a kidnapped little girl. As it turns out, this was about as far from the truth as can be. Ain’t It Cool News‘ Harry Knowles was able to talk to Sylvester Stallone himself, who shared what was really going down at this sure-to-be-messy new party. As it turns out, the movie will actually be introducing a touch of science fiction this time around.
First and foremost, it appears that the movie will be titled Rambo V: The Savage Hunt, as can be seen in the very, very basic poster that was made and can be seen above (click to go big). If this poster came from anywhere but the direct source, you would absolutely think it was fake, and probably be pretty confused, but there it is. And as the sub-title insinuates, this time, Rambo will be part of the hunt, as opposed to being hunted himself.
As for the storyline, John Rambo will be actually heading back to his roots in the great Pacific Northwest. Somewhere in the area, a highly-confidential, highly-controversial operation is in motion, which takes the best of the best soldiers and performs experiments on them in order to try and tap into that savage nature we have deep inside of us, which would in-turn, create the ultimate killing soldier. When these experiments naturally go very wrong, Rambo and a team of the best in quiet, efficient Black Operative soldiers are sent in to clean up this infinitely dangerous situation.
I don’t know about you kids, but I think this sounds a lot cooler than if it was at the Mexican border. Consensus seems to be that in the end, this could be a lot like Rambo meets a sorta Predator/Universal Soldier hybrid.
So, judging by this new twist, will you check out Rambo V: The Savage Hunt?