The next in line, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is the '80s action movie franchise "Rambo." Nu Image/Millennium Films is developing "Rambo: New Blood," which would cast a young actor in the role that Sylvester Stallone made famous. They are attempting to treat Rambo as a character like James Bond. Brooks McLaren is set to write the script and Ariel Vromen to direct.
The character of Rambo originated in the 1972 novel "First Blood" by David Morrell. The book was adapted into the 1982 movie starring Stallone as a disaffected Vietnam vet who fights back against the abuse of small-town law enforcement.
While sequel "Rambo: First Blood Part II" was also a huge hit, "Rambo III" disappointed at the box office and the franchise went dormant. Stallone revived it with 2008's "Rambo." A "Rambo 5" was teased as a final chapter, but earlier this year, Stallone announced he was retiring from playing the character.
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Having long-since abandoned his life as a lethal soldier, John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) lives a solitary life near the Thai border. Two weeks after guiding a missionary (Julie Benz) and her comrades into Burma, he gets an urgent call for help. The missionaries have not returned and although he is reluctant to embrace violence again, Rambo sets out to rescue the captives from the Burmese army. Read More