Sylvester Stallone to do Rambo 5
Sylvester Stallone says the Vietnam Veteran will 'go out in a blaze of glory' in Rambo 5 as he takes on Mexico's drug lords.
Sylvester Stallone says, at the age of 65, he is ready to don his jungle gear again and star in Rambo 5.
The actor says he is working on a script that will see the former Vietnam veteran fighting his final battle.
In an interview with MTV, Stallone hinted that the veteran mercenary’s last showdown could take place in Mexico, in a battle against the drug cartels.
He claimed Rambo’s “destiny” was “to go out in a blaze of glory”.
Stallone first played Rambo in 1982 and made three sequels – the last of which was released in 2008. He added: "It's one thing where you lay down the final culmination of your life where you can articulate it, but also act on it where he realises what his destiny really is. It's not to be a farmer, it's not to be obscure - it's to go out in a blaze of glory in a heroic fashion ... That's who he is.
Stallone, who recently finished filming Expendables 2, added: "I like the whole Mexican situation, what's going on down there. So I'm working on a formula for it right now."
When filming First Blood, Stallone is alleged to have violently clashed with the director, Ted Kotcheff, at one point breaking three of his ribs. And he objected so vehemently to the original ending where Rambo committed suicide, he was sued by the studio to ensure he would return to the set and film it. 'After the first screening in Las Vegas, I went out into the alley and threw up. It was all wrong. Artistically totally correct. Emotionally totally wrong.’ The ending was reshot with Rambo getting to live. 'That’s the difference. It’s not naturalism. It’s dramatic realism. The films are realistic fantasies. Bullets are easy. You can buy ’em. Emotions are not. They’re priceless.’
Asked in 2010 whether he would he want to do another Rambo, Stallone replied: "God, no. There’s nothing left to kill!". Step forward the Mexican drug lords.