Rambo IV has been greenlighted and will begin preliminary shooting in Bulgaria in January 2006. Nu Image/Millennium Films announced yesterday that they have acquired the film rights from Miramax and Dimension Films. The film will move on to India and the United States. Sylvester Stallone signed on in May, stating that the production company had optioned a book for the new Rambo, for which he has adapted a complete script. According to Stallone, the new plotline sees Rambo having "assimilated into the tapestry of America", living with his family in relative peace for the past fifteen years but still working for the military. Work pressures force him to move his family to the American outback where the Navajo-Indian former Green Beret and his family are then subject to an attack by white-supremacists, and Rambo has to risk life-and-limb in rescuing his 10-year old daughter from being held hostage.

"It's a franchise," says Nu Umage chairman Avi Lerner. "If No. 4 works, then you have a No. 5." Nu Image also recently announced plans to produce Poe, a film about the life and works of gothic author, Edgar Allen Poe, based on a Stallone script which he plans to direct.
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