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UPDATED with Sly Voicemail! AICN Exclusive: RAMBO V: THE SAVAGE HUNT - a touch of science fiction...

Hey folks, Harry here again. Woke up to a voice mail from Stallone that he wished for me to share with all of y'all. This is the actual and complete voice mail from Sly as he explains that this isn't UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, but something different. I thought about transcribing it, but honestly... Sly's voice explaining his thoughts about RAMBO 5... well, it should be heard. For me, I'm excited as hell about this because it doesn't at all sound like any of the prior Rambo scenarios. I love the idea of Rambo tracking, hunting and using his cunning - rather than just blowing people to itty bitty pieces... though I hope there's a bit of that here too. Can never get enough of dissembling an enemy with a high powered automatic weapon. Right? Anyway, here's what it is like to get Voice Mail from Sylvester Stallone!

Hey folks, Harry here... I'm fascinated by the conversation I had spontaneously just had with Sylvester Stallone. Apparently there are a lot of rumors out there about the next RAMBO, some of which have been floated by the Trades - but the reality is quite a bit different. It does involve Rambo back in the United States. But from what Sly told me, it is structured quite a bit different. You see, it is set in the Pacific Northwest. Back in the general area where we first were introduced to John. It seems that somewhere in that Area there is a U.S. Military installation that is doing experiments on elite soldiers as part of some sort of program where they're attempting to tap into that SAVAGERY that we have deeply embedded into us. The plan is create brilliantly instinctual killer soldiers that have no qualms about taking life. Sly brought up the ancient Immortals, which were cartoonishly glimpsed in 300. In reality, they were children trained from the time they were infants to kill. Well as happens with Government Experiments to create the perfect killer - it goes exceptionally well... and then exceptionally badly. And Rambo is brought in with a Black Ops squad ("Like in PREDATOR") to hunt, capture or kill this worse than Rambo killer. As you should know, it is early on the project. They've whipped up a quicky one-sheet that will be somewhere around the Toronto Film Festival beginning tomorrow. You can see it here! What has me excited about this story is the idea that Rambo is now the man chasing instead of being chased. The idea of John Rambo tracking a killer in the woods of the Pacific Northwest is just very cool sounding. So, what do you guys & gals think?

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  • Sept. 4, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by Luke902

    bring it on

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Thats pretty awesome

    by Superponte

    Keep the violence and energy of Rambo, and all will be well. BRING ON Expendables!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    It IS Rambo vs. Predator like we all thought!

    by Tall_Boy66

    Of course, they made that movie already, it was called Predator. But, screw it, throw in a few alien bio-mech suits ala District 9 and we got ourselves a deal!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by neosporing

    badder booby traps?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    That's the stupidest thing I ever heard

    by Chameleon88

    What is this, fucking 1985?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    "In the Jungle, no one can hear you scream, yo."

    by Tall_Boy66

    Wait, that's Rocky. Ah well. Will the antagonist be a part man/part wolf thing like in that poster? I'd totally pay to see that too.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Or, screw it, just use the actual immortals from 300

    by Tall_Boy66

    Like, long set up, a few shaowy kills, and then the climax of the film is Rambo vs. one of those fucking razor-toothed immortals from 300. Now THAT I WOULD PAY TO SEE!!!!1111!!!111!!!1111!!!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Oh, wait. It's a joke. Ha-ha.

    by Chameleon88

    Fuck you.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I like this setup.

    by JMiles_T

    Here's hoping it gets filmed.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    I'm excited about the story,

    by DrunkyMcLush

    but that one sheet was weak fucking sauce. It will be nice to see Rambo back in the woods. That's where we see the character's training shine through the most. Surviving off nothing and killing people with nothing. That's what makes him a badass.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    ...(and so is BIG LOB)

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Sounds great, actually.

    by LoneGun

    Rambo comes full circle, finally meeting his match. Say, Harry, does Stallone have any new word on his POE project? That's another film prospect I'm intrigued by.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    weren't Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Toro

    by I87D

    already in a very similar movie set around portland, oregon? super-assassin is loose in the woods, only one man can stop him... don't get me wrong, just watched Rambo 4, for first time last night, actually. Makes me want to see a follow up... just sayin' living between Seattle and Portland must suck if you're allergic to super-mankillers.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    WOW, what about the MEXICO story?

    by ABking

    HARRY, was that Mexico plot all BULLSHIT?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    This storyline has tons of CHESS MATCH potential....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    In the first movie, Rambo set up military-trained traps for the forest rangers.<BR><BR> Now that he is the one chasing the enemy, the enemy will be trained in that way too. It could have layers and layers of one-ups-manship.<BR><BR> The bad guy could set up a pit or something for Rambo to fall into, but then Rambo could set up something else on top of that. It could get really interesting!<BR> <BR> Stealth vs stealth.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST



    Thank you, Stallone, for being one of the few good guys who's not too pretentious to make awesome 80's action movies in these dark days.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    wow that's pretty fucking lame. It's so derivitive of Bourne and

    by Tarl_Cabot

    I was hoping for the mexican kidknaping/cartel story...

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by KonkBob

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    The Hunted, a FirstBlood ripoff

    by Tarl_Cabot

    That's what I wanted type.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Any of you have the HUNTER novel by...

    by ABking

    Sounds like a mixture of James Byron Huggins HUNTER novel which HUGGINS wrote specifically for Sly in mind. It was to be apart of his 60 million dollar Universal contract back in 1994-1995. This could be cool.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Ok, but Sly you have to do RAMBO v. LOS ZETAS

    by YackBacker

    There's a real world outfit that's training kids to become ruthless killers, and they exist on the Southern Border of our country. Sly, I know you're a well-informed, well-read guy so you know what I'm talking about with these Mexican drug cartels. Even if you don't do a RAMBO movie about it, I think your abilities and tastes as a filmmaker would be perfectly suited to a story involving this very real world enemy.<p> As for the idea Harry mentioned, all I can say is that I hope this isn't another "all defense dept. people are evil" kind of situation. If this is about opening Pandora's Box, unwittingly tapping into a psyche that heretofore has not been fully seen or understood, that's less preachy and more compelling. The thing that appeals to many about Rambo is that he sees through the veneer of civilization and understands the primal nature of humans. It would be really cool to see Rambo surprised by this kind of an adversary- something that even he did not anticipate being possible. But painting the military as evil or nefarious is a bit trite. Keep it morally ambiguous. Make us think!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I watched First Blood for the millionth time last night..

    by The Dark Shite

    What a movie! It still holds up today. If that was made right now, with Rambo returning from Iraq or something, but otherwise kept exactly the same, it would STILL be great.<p> I'm not sure about this new idea. If it was done badly it would be like Universal Soldier or something. Done right, it could be like First Blood, except this time, maybe the guy being chased is persecuted & not necessarily such a bad guy. Full circle. <p> But I don't care. As long as it's got Rambo doing all kinds of insane stuff, I'm there.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    And this brings up the question:WHO's IN RAMBO's TEAM?? :)

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Jackie Chan?? :P

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST


    by kgerm

    is horrible grammar. Jesus christ, Harry.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Could be neat,

    by hillvalley

    Especially if Rambo grudgingly has to work with Brian Dennehy annd David Caruso.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    and the 2nd question: HOW IS RAMBO GONNA DESTROY...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ..when there is only one enemy? He's supposed to be mowing down 500 of them.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Not sure

    by Forsakyn

    I loved the latest Rambo. First Blood aside (which was also great), Rambo is about taking on multiple enemies and destroying them. I'm far less interested in a Predator take with Rambo - unless he's taking out multiple Predators (so to speak). Rambo needs a body count, and that body count needs to be mostly performed by Rambo himself.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Which one of you jagoffs is going to suggest Joseph Gordon Levit

    by YackBacker

    Come on, I know there's at least one of you that wants to see Stallone hunt down JGL for two hours. I do not get why there's so much love for that dude. He's a decent actor, fine! Anyway, I digress...

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Just avoid the pitfalls of SUPERMAN IV

    by YackBacker

    Never forget SUPERMAN IV... never.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    So is THE ROCK Dwayne Johnson gonna be the killer?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That would be awesome.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    and the twist....

    by Bouncy X

    this program was started by Trautman and Rambo was one of the original "test subjects".. DUN DUN DUN!!!!!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Is VARIETY doing hack investigation now?

    by ABking

    They broke the MEXICO could they get it so wrong?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    2 new poster for THE ROAD...

    by LoneGun

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    The Hunted

    by Holy Hell

    reboot! That movie was a wonderfully artless bit of kick-assery.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Perfect Killer v. Perfect Solider

    by YackBacker

    You have to consider how would this so-called perfect killer be deployed? Is this a dispensable grunt on the front lines? Doubtful because of the resources that would be needed to create one of this type. So, this would be a Special Forces/Delta Force elite brand of soldier. Perhaps one that you wouldn't even put into a typical battle theater because the advent of technology has reduced the likelihood of close-quarters hand-to-hand combat. Therefore, the best way to use this type of killer is in something even more elite, like intelligence or black-bag ops. Assassinations and other high value target suppressions. So, what you would need, in addition to a cold-blooded amoral mentality is someone who is extremely intelligent. That would require an education in many areas, not just tactics and weapons. This killer would need to blend within any environment you'd place him into.<p> All of this makes me hope that Sly does not go the "muscle" route with this adversary. Yes, he needs to be physically capable, but he also needs to appear almost as if he's "average" to outsiders. So, a Daniel Craig type is what I'd hope for- cold, ruthless, calculating and a brilliant tactician. Not a perfect soldier, but a perfect killer.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Damn.. Dark Shite beat me to it.

    by MacReady452

    Sounds like fuckin Universal Soldier. Which is GAY. The one not gay part is that they should make the super soldier DOLPH. HEEELLLOOO. re-team. Pit the old foes against each other in a new movie. They'll make it some MMA guy though, not Dolph. I liked the Mexico idea but I guess the Pacific Northwest is a nice return. LOVED the backdrop in First Blood.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    rambo vs predator

    by fatgoalie

    who wouldnt pay to see that.......

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck, it's Terminator all over again.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    What the FUCK is this. The Goverment made the Perfect Killer...but now they can't control him! YAWN. RAMBO has always been anchored with what's going on in the REAL it the shabby treatment of Vietnam veterans, the Afghanistan conflict with Russia or the Burmese massacres. Now he's doing some sort of shitty Captain America supersoldier nonsense? I dunno Sly, sometimes its best to quit while you're ahead.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Be better if Rambo doesn't know what he's up against

    by Fred

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Chuck Norris

    by Uncle Bastard

    Wasn't this a Chuck Norris flick from wayback called Silent Rage? Regardless, I agree with the other poster who says Sly should be wasting tons of people. However, I really enjoyed the last Rambo, so I am intrigued.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Will it be this ... ?

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Wow, Rambo really IS a B movie this time.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Rambo should fight werewolves. Instant cash cow.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Ever read "Afraid"?

    by Angry Johnny

    Deals with the idea of "Red Ops" run amok in a small town. "Red Ops" means government trained and modified serial killers used as government-sanctioned terrorists in enemy territory. Decent book, especially if you are looking for thrills and gore.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by UMAGA

    He can bring Dolph back. Let's call him Sgt. Ivan Soctt.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I think it sounds fucking retarded.

    by j_difool

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    They should send Rambo to find Bin Laden.

    by UMAGA

    He should be literally hanging onto the bottom of a plane with a gun in the other hand.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Or this ,,, ?

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk<p><p><p>Mr. Stallone, I know you read the talkbacks. Watch this movie before you make RAMBO V. And tell me you still want to make it when you've finished watching this movie. I sincerely believe this - more than any other compelling argument - will convince you NOT to do this for RAMBO. John Rambo is a character who - despite all the ridiculous over-the-top material dodging bullets and the like - has stood for REAL virtues ... regardless of how succesful the movies were at presenting them. Taking him into the realm of science-fiction turn John Rambo into the cartoon everyone accuses him of being, and will absolutely negate anything you did in RAMBO 4 - which my whole family thought was a breath of fresh air in portraying an American soldier who WASN'T a villainous rapist or "heroic draft dodger" a la STOP LOSS. Watch SILENT RAGE - and tell me if you still want to do this. Please don't. My brother looked up to Rambo as a hero when he was growing up - because Rambo ultimately represented justice. Please be just in making RAMBO V. I loved the idea of him going to Mexico to fight human traffickers. Did you know that the Mexican drug lords have murdered THOUSANDS of people more than the 9/11 attacks? Please consider tackling real enemies in the world.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    I like what I'm hearing but it said they are "tapping into the SAVAGERY" of these soldiers. Sounds like a glitch in a killing machine. I would then agree with you that they have now limited the situations this kind of asset would be useful in. This casting will be interesting. Will they be adaptable like Craig as you said, or unassuming like maybe Brian F. O'Byrne (the only good part of The International). God forbid they go with a woman. MOST ANTICIPATED CASTING EVER!!!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    The only way to end this movie...

    by DDayMachine

    Rambo has got to give his life for this mission. He has to sacrifice himself. No way can he survive anything else. Cool cameos from Dennehy and Caruso would help!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    just doesn't sound like Rambo to me.

    by damiz707

    It's like if ROCKY started cage fighting. Just seems a little off the grid for John J. A little too fantasy.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Dream casting the killer

    by DDayMachine

    Thomas Jane, Daniel Craig, who else?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    So its "The Hunted('03)+Soldier+Savior+Rambo"

    by gmanca

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    damiz707...this is exactly Rambo

    by DDayMachine

    aside from first blood which was truly a masterpiece from a great book and equally good screenplay, this is exactly what the rest of the movies have been about. no one else can do it! lets send in rambo. only now it seems like everything is on sly's terms and he wants to do shit like it should have been done back when golan-globus was shitting out DTV movies daily

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    MacReady452- yeah you read it correctly

    by YackBacker

    I was hoping Sly was reading our comments and maybe tweaking his concepts a bit- I mean according to Harry things are all very early in the planning. I kind of roll my eyes a bit at the UNIVERSAL SOLDIER possibilities people are mentioning because they could come true if Sly goes the predictable route. John Rambo is a force of nature, we know this from all of these movies. Pitting him against someone brilliant AND savage... that's something we haven't seen yet. Rambo could use a different kind of foil, which this concept could allow. Like I said, I hope Sly is open to making this an atypical kind of villain. No MMA/WWE muscle heads, please. That's so obvious and boring.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    They'll cast Brock Lesnar

    by MacReady452

    The Savage Hunt. Is that officially the title? Don't know about that.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    i did hear a rumor a while ago(before the last movie)

    by damiz707

    about Rambo being brought in to take on a crazed Iraqi or Gulf war vet. I think it was supposed to be in the same vein as the first movie.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    bring back Brian Dennehy as Will Teasle?

    by brocknroll

    That would be cool, and I think a Will Teasle return would work. What do you guys think?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    If Sly examines the moral implications of science and humanity

    by YackBacker

    That would be worthwhile too. Sure, it's not a new theme, but it does matter, particularly with the advent of genetic manipulation/cloning/etc. And Rambo has evolved into a moral prophet of sorts, particularly the way he was portrayed in the last movie. He's been at war for decades, against people who choose war over peace (ironic, given John's chosen profession). So, in this instance, it should be Rambo holding up a mirror to the world about what "progress" and technology mean when pursued to the wrong ends. Rambo is old enough to remember a world where technology was not so controlling our revered. He has perspective, experience... this can be an advantage over what our current military has to offer.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Rambo has always portrayed the underdog...

    by Jews4Jesus

    That's his appeal. Don't mess with it.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by VanDammeShuffle

    This smells of major bullshit, but I doubt Harry would joke about this. Did a fuckin' toddler whip up that one-sheet or what? Oh well, still trust Stallone, though. If we're starting to fantasy-cast the main adversary, I vote for Til Schweiger from Inglourious Basterds. Need to see that guy kick some more ass.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    This sounds pretty shitty.

    by JKrow21

    I liked the mexican cartel idea a lot more.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Sounds dumb...but fucking cool at the same time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by crackerfarmboy

    Make it as dumb and fun as Rambo and I'm in.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Yeah, all of that being said, the Mexican Cartel idea is better

    by YackBacker

    It's timely and a little DEATH WISH meets RAMBO would be fucking pure cinematic goodness.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Everyone, Speak Up!

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Tell Mr. Stallone - all due respect to you, sir; I'm a lifelong fan - how much we'd all like to see Rambo address the VERY REAL problem of the Mexican drug lords butchering people and trafficking in human bodies and human misery, sending every kind of horrible vice into the US - drugs, prostitution, child sex slaves, etc. This is a crisis that Rambo could bring to people's attention at a time when the major media is trying to tell us everything that "La Raza" is here to help.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    lets get something straight

    by DDayMachine

    First Blood was great because we felt for the character and the treatment of our veterans that gave their lives for their country even if they didn't die in a war. From then on out, once Hollywood found out Stallone was a bankable action guy they exploited the hell out of him with some less than cerebral material. The rest of the Rambos II and III prove this. Now that Sly has the reins...he is going to wrap it back up where it started and take pull all of us fans back into a cat and mouse thriller with character development and tension. I'm all for it. And by the way I'm not just trying to swing on Stallone's nuts in case he scanning the talkbacks...that is just the way I feel.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by th3480

    Who cares if its true or not. Seriously, even if it was 2 hours of Sly sitting in a chair and watching paint would fucking own.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Sly...You Had Me At "Yo Adrian"

    by Darth Busey

    Sounds like a bit of a swerve on the Rambo mythology. I loved the fuck out of RAMBO, so whatever you want to do next, I'm there. Please tell your producer to fuck off and keep this a hard R like RAMBO, which was the best of the series, IMO.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by GeorgieBoy

    John Rambo ended perfectly. Let the man have peace for God's sake.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    After skipping Rambo 4, I'm in for 5

    by KISSman24

    As much as I like Stallone, I couldn't get excited about the last Rambo. This one, however, I'd be up for. The concept sounds quite cool.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by milesdyson

    I think Sly said that things would get weird if he did Rambo V. I commend sly for trying something different!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    So The Rambo Vs. Mexico Story Was Crap? Not Surprised

    by FreeBeer

    That was the proposed plot of Rambo 4. Had the feeling somebody got confused when they came across this old news and thought it had something to do with Rambo 5

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Frickin Lasers?

    by SgtEdRock

    This is the most interesting plot idea since the one about Jurassic Park 4 featuring raptors engineered to use laser weapons and fight as a commando team. Hey, maybe those raptors ARE the super-soldiers Rambo will face? I'm not being snarky here - that would be a badass Rambo-JP converged storyline! And a big improvement on Rambo blasting away at an endless stream of boringly anonymous bad guys.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    " I'm fascinated by the conversation I had spontaneously just ha

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    " I'm fascinated by the conversation I had spontaneously just had with Sylvester Stallone. " Proof-read much?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    This sounds like Rambo meets Master Chief with a fried brain. Oh well, I have faith in Stallone.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    will you get the Expendables teaser shown in venice?

    by coltrautman

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST


    by Metal Misfit

    It's Stallone, so I have faith, but honestly, this idea doesn't excite me much. I liked the Mexico/"old West" rumored plot much better, but we'll see. When I think of shady super soldier government projects, it makes me think of scifi and that's not Rambo. Working title is pretty cheesy.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Harry, can you confirm this is real and not a joke?

    by bullet3

    I know this isn't april 1st, and the idea does sound badass and cool, but that poster makes me think the whole thing is a joke. Could you just comment and confirm that this is 100% not made up?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Return to Afghanistan

    by Action Hero

    Me personally, I'd like to see Rambo grounded in some sort of modern day reality. That's what made "First Blood" work so well. This seems like a mishmass of "Soldier", "The Hunted", and "Universal Soldier". Instead, take Rambo to Iraq or back to Afghanistan in a new covert mission. Put him back on the battlefield where he belongs and let him die there. That would trully be taking him full circle.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck not?

    by Wrecks

    Do it! It's Rambo, not the Killing Fields. Cheese it up. But cheese it up bloody!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    harry if you are genuinely psyched for this...

    by TheDark0Knight

    Im no longer coming to the site, this sounds fucking retarded. Just cause sly is a pal & is famous doesnt mean the dude cant have a bad idea. Also if they do make this, change the fucking title.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Rambo V Happening Will All Depend On How Well The Expendables Pe

    by FreeBeer

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    ......Performs At The Boxoffice

    by FreeBeer

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by CaptainAxis

    Sounds fucking stupid and the only reason more of you aren't admitting it is because you all have a bizarre man-crush on Stallone. Rambo sequels were all over-the-top, but rooted in real-world problems. How is a story like this rooted in any kind of reality? Stop gagging on Sly's cock and be goddamn serious for a minute.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    since when....

    by DDayMachine

    ...did rambo have to be an oscar worthy production. Fuck! I don't give two squirts of piss if he is fighting aliens...just make it badass. These are stories...fiction...not true. They are to let our minds escape and be entertained. I am happy to be just a fan and not some armchair quarterback critiquing a goddam rambo movie that I know next to nothing about. TheDark0Knight....if you have a better idea become a writer, move to hollywood and try to fucking make it while you starve. Otherwise please shut the fuck up!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The poster looks stupid...

    by vettebro

    Personally, I loved the last Rambo. It was a good swan song. This story sounds a little risky. It could ruin the legacy of Rambo. It only takes one bad movie to kill the franchises history. It happened with The Matrix, the second Star Wars trilogy, Die Hard, the list goes on an on and on.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    We're taking Rambo to Mexico to kill some drug dealing, slave trafficking bastards. No ifs ands or buts.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Better than Rambo 4

    by darrenspool

    Which was great anyway.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by Omar B

    You gotta ditch the sci-fi element. I hate these movies that turn the US military into villains, just don't like them. Do something real, Mexico, Valenzuela, Columbia, Argentina. Just south of us there's enough for years of Rambo.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Its not as sci-fi as you guys make it sound

    by bullet3

    They're not mutant supersoldiers or anything. This will probably be very grounded in reality, with just sly going mano a mano with another expertly trained soldier. It'll probably be similar to "The Hunted", which was awesome. I think the photoshopped poster is making people think this is somehow a sci-fi type b-movie, when it'll probably be waaaay more grounded.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    300 was gay...and so will this be...

    by MJohnson

    Seriously. 300 sucked donkey balls. Rambo? Immortals? You want children? Here's an idea: my 3 year old is smarter than whoever came up with this storyline. SLY = Sucks Losers'Yayas...

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Rambo V: The Border

    by vettebro

    Rambo mines the coyote trails with claymores, quietly slits the throats of fence jumpers and mows down the runners with a 50 cal. machine gun. Yeah, I would pay for that...

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Shit sounds LAME...

    by Mariusz

    This sounds like some bogus shit. If this is the story that sticks then you can expect a huge pile of steaming dog shit. Furthermore, this might just be right around the time that Stallone starts to lose his mind. Hey, it happens to the best of them...

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    I don't want to see yet another jungle set Rambo flick. The last one was great, in a back-to-basics way, but I'd like to see Rambo in a new setting, preferably urban. Or even a movie where he's on the run ala The Bourne Identity. Say someone frames him becase they know he's a disgruntled Nam vet with a history of violence and he has to go on the run while solving the mystery and avoiding both the Law and hired killers of the people who set him up. Just some thoughts....

  • Just get it done; like a futuristic Dinosaurs and Cadillacs.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    No way that poster's real

    by friedgold19

    Dunno if the premise is a joke (doesn't sound terrible) but that poster sucks ass

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap

    the last rambo is the best pure guy movie of the last few years....DO AS YOU WERE TRAINED! KILL KILL KILL! maybe lay off the cgi a bit in this one.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Its sounds like Sly might still be brainstorming....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    The movie may not end up exactly as described here, in my opinion.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap

    and howard stern should play howard stern's balls in a important cameo.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    From the sublime to the ridiculous....

    by Cervantes

    ....if there has to be yet another RAMBO movie after the excellent last entry, then I'd far rather see Sly as this character's lone 'supersoldier' kicking the butts of LOTS of child-snatching, trafficing fucks, than fighting again some other lone 'supersoldier'....<P> Wouldn't that, cancel one another out a bit....<P> Never mind the (EVEN MORE) far-fetched mumbo jumbo 'high concept' 'supersoldier program', and give me 'REAL world'-type badasses being given a beating they'll never forget, instead!<P> I want my happy ending for this character being finally accepted as a hero by the media, when he's seen to have rescued those little girls and boys from impossible odds....

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    First time I'm interested in the franchise

    by FrodoFraggins

    since First Blood. This premise is at least somewhat interesting to me. But no Rambo movie will ever top First Blood.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    And that poster....

    by Cervantes

    ....was the hokiest piece of shit I've seen since a long time....<P> Please let this whole concept be one of Harry's 'misunderstandings'....

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Unfortunately, I have to agree..

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>That it sounds stupid. Rambo isn't fucking Universal Soldier bullshit. I want Rambo to either do something small and intimate like the kidnapping storyline, or do something really important. By that I mean, he has to do something regarding terrorism. That would be such a cool, heady move.</p><p>I thought the last film went a long way towards getting the Rambo character away from being a cartoon and rooting him in contemporary war. It would be a shame to make it some silly straight-to-video crapfest.</p><p>Come on, SUPER SOLDIERS? That shit is SO OLD!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    How about RAMBO vs. AL MAHDI

    by Mr_SugarPants

    You know, the Muslim world leader who will force the whole world to convert to Islam with the help of the fake Jesus. <br> <br> Just saying. Rambo does do the sign of the Cross before he steps into the ring... Oh wait...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Kong With Fangs?

    by Fievel

    What the hell IS that thing?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    CarlThorMark, I lIKE it!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Yes Rambo does Gran Torino! That could be pretty cool! Rambo witnesses some sort of horrendous crime like a gang rape, but is unable to stop it. Then he hunts down the gang that did it, one by one. Then you have a B story of the cops tracking him down and he ends up in a stand off. This time Sly has to follow through with his original ending to First Blood and have Rambo go out in a hail of bullets.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    ...because that idea is everything that Rambo 5 SHOULD NOT BE. They returned to a more grisly, realistic backwoods world in 4, continue that route. Rambo busting a human trafficking ring is more his style.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    That is what popped into mind here. Rambo is now hunting renegade X-Men.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Sylvester Stallone is GOD!!!!!!!!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    You know, on second thought, I can see a precedent where adding sci-fi to an established series did not work so well...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Has to be a joke. There's no reason to do something so stupid.

    by JuanSanchez

    The drug dealer/human trafficking story is a good one. No reason to get all weird.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    ABKing, I thought the same thing....

    by westie

    As soon as I heard it, I remembered Hunter. Guy was a professional tracker and had a pet wolf. Sounds lame as I read what I'm writing now but I remember the book being kinda cool. He'd do it well.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by DioxholsterReturns

    Stallone will make us believe that its realistic by they way he films it. its gonna be as realistic as fuck and we wont even know it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Mullah Omar

    by FreeBeer

    Yeah, I think they read my incredibly excellent and transcendently awesome plot synopsis for a Rambo Vs Wolverine movie. Posted it awhile back in the previous Rambo 5 talkback

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST


    by bretharte02

    I want to start off saying that I am a HUGE fan of Stallone, I can recite every Rocky and Rambo verbatim. That being said this may be the single stupidest idea the man has ever had. Rambo and Rocky Balboa were both awesome contributions to the series they were born from. But this is taking Rambo completely out of the element of what it was. The concept would be great if he were hunting someone more like him. Maybe someone who just came home from the Mid-East and lost it like in The Hunted. But the idea of Rambo Vs. Super Soldiers is as ridiculous as well..... Rambo Vs. Wolverine. Please Sly don't go through with this or it will be a worse fiasco then Judge Dredd!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Rambo Vs. Terminator

    by FreeBeer

    In a naked shower fight with knifes ala Eastern Promises

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST


    by FreeBeer

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    sure I live in Vancouver, I can be in that

    by flipster

    cmon sly shoot up here buddy

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Pacific Northwest? I hope he hunts and kills Edward Cullen.

    by JermaniacBreterosexual

    Seriously...the Twilight franchise is so retarded. If I have to listen to my girlfriend scream "Edward!!!!" one more fucking time while she orgasms during sex with me, I'm going to permanently glue glitter to my body and walk around banging other chicks all day, that will teach her. Good night.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    a quicky poster?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    That's gotta be bullshit! Anyone here could do a better one in half the time that took I imagine. I'm not buying this at all. Is Harry fucking with us?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Universal Soldier

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    HAS TO BE A JOKE! I'm going to keep saying that til it's true.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone, a word please......

    by JestaFool

    Interesting story arc but: Why would Rambo give a damn in the first place? We all know how bad ass Rambo is, but know little about his hoping you guys bring some 'BALBOA' quality type character building in this one. Just can't picture him chasing down/cleaning up some military foul up in the woods. Anyway, hope everything works out good, I'm a big fan of yours but especially for Rocky and Rambo. Please just give Rambo a DAMN GOOD reason too be runnin thrugh the trees in the pacific nw chasing universal soldier!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    For God's sake...NO!

    by Banshee7

    Sly, PLEASE don't do this. If you MUST do another Rambo then the mexican drug cartel story sounded PERFECT. Didn't Rambo return Arizona? I thought the story would be Rambo crossing the border to get a little girl back and laying waste to a few hundred drug runners/kidnappers, in spite of the US State Dept telling him not to.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Rambo die? I think not.

    by MacReady452

    The character has been fucked over time and again. Whatever the plot is, weather it is Mexico or Universal soldier, the media needs to catch wind of it and shine a light on this forgotten soldier who has done his duty without question. In the end Rambo is hailed as the hero he is. There is a ceramony in his honor. He is not there. Didn't do it for praise. Didn't want it. He walks down the road alone like Bill Bixby. Fade to Black.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    So its Rambo vs. Bigfoot?

    by KongMonkey

    I read sci-fi and pacific northwest and that's what came to mind. Oh well, this story sounds cool, as long as there's some badass knife fights.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    PLease Sly...

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    stay away from the Universal Soilder vibe. More First Blood, make it real harsh! By the way, you fucking rule!!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Rambo in

    by Mattyboy122

    From Time Immemorial! Rambo single-handedly forces the IDF out of the Occupied Territories! This time it's religious! Actually, knowing Stallone's political slant he'd probably be leading a crack team of soldiers into Jenin to commit war crimes. Woo! In the second installment he invades Lebanon, and in the thrilling final chapter of the trilogy he'll take down Iran! Don't you just love regime change! The geopolitical strategy without any backfires!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    This story just doesn't belong in Rambo.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I think it sounds fucking boss.

    by sonic3305

    Rambo hunting down and f'n up some renegade super-soldiers? At what point does that sound anything other than entirely awesome?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    The gov't should send Rambo and a black ops team to..

    by King Conan

    India or somewhere where a scumbag drug lord is trafficking young children for prostitution. I would love to see him slaughter a bunch of pedophiles and rescue a bunch of kids ala Temple of Doom. "We're getting out of here...ALL of us."

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Prison Break the TV series nearly did this

    by lockesbrokenleg

    They said Mochael Scolfield was this guy that could break out of any prison. It sounds like a Prison Break idea.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    The twis =Only bring in Rambo because they want his DNA!

    by dailysportspages

    And while hunting this super killer he finds out the truth, and he and the super killer team up and go after the people in charge of the facility. <br> With the tacit aid of the towns mayor... played by Brian Dennehy.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST


    by DonJohnson

    I had to register here to counter some of the people trashing this idea. RAMBO VS. a wild beast rampaging through the Pacific Northwest is a great idea. It would be your PREDATOR. Just like in your unmade film HUNTER where the genetically engineered beast who was bred to be a killer is turned loose. Now RAMBO vs Universal Soldiers is a terrible idea. If that's what you're planning, please stick to the Mexico/drug cartel storyline. Atleast that's timely. If you use the Rambo vs. Predator plot, I guarantee you will put asses in seats. It will be the biggest hit of your career since Cliffhanger. Great Sci/fi like Predator will make a killing in international markets.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Kinda wish Stallone would go less "high concept".

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Get back to the the simple grit of First Blood. <p> Maybe have him reconnect with his ailing father (played my Kirk Douglas of course), only to have him die (murdered) due to devious HMO scumbags and greedy medicine companies pulling their usual shenanigans. So Rambo could go take on America's crooked healthcare system, Dog Day Afternoon style. Maybe string up some politians real proper like. It'd be like John Q, except John J won't pull any punches. Stallone could have a great breakdown scene ala First Blood, where he goes on a rant to the gathered media swarm outside only to be taken out by a sniper while live and streaming worldwide. Yeah, Rambo goes out taking up the cause of the common man. John J. the Mauder...I like it!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Make the killer - JASON VORHEES!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Rambo meets

    by DonJohnson

    is a fresh twist. The problem here is finding a great concept. People are dying for another PREDATOR and the only actor with the presence of Schwarzenegger is SLY. There is no rule that Rambo has to be based in reality. Rambo 2 and 3 pretty much made that impossible. Rambo 4 established Rambo as a gritty unstoppable force of nature. Why not run with that concept and have him face/off against some monstrosity a la Bigfoot in an Alaska type setting....that would be badass.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    Genteel Gentile

    by DonJohnson

    Your plotline sounds like Sly's now-defunct script for Death Wish. That idea would have worked as a followup to First Blood, but I can't see it working now given the history of this character. The only way to followup Rambo 4 is to outdo it by upping the stakes i.e. making it more high concept. Science fiction is a genre Sly has never really approached. This could give him a chance to do something very cool with the security of a franchise icon like Rambo backing up his story.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST


    by Gorgomel

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    'I had spontaneously just had'

    by ReportAbuse

    Gawdalmighty this man is retarded.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    DonJohnson - Really, did you read hids Death Wish script?

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Stalone of course did star in a couple of sci-fi movies (Demolition Man & Judge Dredd). But yeah, never writen and directed sci-fi before. I'm not sure this storyline couldn't work better if he lost the sci-fi angle though. He's got my money either way, I'm just thinking out loud here.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    "hiS" (no 'd' - sorry).

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Just noticed I can't spell "Stallone" correctly either.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Sorry again.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Rambo '08 brough John back to reality.

    by JuanSanchez

    You can kind of take 2 and 3 as a loose history and keep it in reality. I'd like to see Sly do Sci-fi, but just not with Rambo. It doesn't fit.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    The Drugdealer Mexico Story Sounded Better

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    This Fuckin' sounds like Universal Soldier

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Make the killer - MICHAEL MYERS!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Sounds like Soldier with Russell, but not in the future.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Preferred Mexico plot

    by bluelou_boyle

    Like Burma, that place is a hell hole. It's a civil war - 20,000 people have died there in the last 5 years. But I also like the idea of Rambo back in the northwest.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST


    by DonJohnson

    I don't agree that Rambo has to have real world roots. The bottom line is money talks and introducing sci-fi to Rambo will widen that character's scope. The Rambo who is an international peace keeper is a tired concept. This would inject new blood. As long as the concept works, why dog it? You guys would rather see a tired rehash of Commando where Rambo beats up mexican drug pushers so he can find his daughter? That sounds like Commando meets Taken.I'd rather see Rambo lead a black ops team into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest hunting some monstrous beast. If you have to base Rambo in reality, the only logical step would be to do a DIE HARD style movie like "The Rock" where old veteran Rambo helps a squad of Navy Seals storm some building to take out terrorists. That could be very cool. But instead of that, we'll probably get this lameass Mexico storyline.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Rambo meets "The ROCK"

    by DonJohnson

    I'm just throwing this out there but could any of you see Sly bringing Rambo back like Sean Connery's Mason character in "The Rock"? We've never seen Rambo in an urban combat situation. Give the Rambo series a twist of Die Hard could make for a really cool action movie.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    This is either:


    <p>A: A coverup Of the Drugdealer Mexico Story, because it leaked out or something.</p> <p>B: A Bad joke (and some even worse MSPaint skills)by Harry and or Stallone. </p> <p>C: Like the guy above me said, it sounds an awful lot like SILENT RAGE.</p> <p></p> <p>Maybe Hollywood were going to do a remake of SR.</p> <p>Im hoping for A. The Mexico angle sounds best. With a good part for Danny Trejo as some sort of a mexican equivalent of Rambo.</p>

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Bale MUST play the killer Holy Shit

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Sly and BALE!!! Make it fucking happen, or you're not professional.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    RAMBO 5 COULD BE USED AS SLY's Bronson remake....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Sly returns to the U.S. and is living the peaceful life, when his neighborhood is overrun by gangs and villans, with police either too corrupt or to scared to deal with it.<BR><BR>Rambo tries everything he can to stay away, until a little girl he cares for is taken (the Mexico plot) he takes matters in his own hands...<BR><BR><BR><BR> I have been in urban areas where the young punks are NOT scared of police or anyone. I can tell the story of how my friends and I passed by a police car, and the gang members were SITTING ON TOP OF THE POLICE CAR at night, smoking cigarrettes...they aint scared of anything. Put Rambo in there.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Problem with one sheet

    by onezeroone

    PLEASE lose the teeth, eyes and sly look cool enough but teeth take it into '12 yr old working on photoshop' category.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    I applaud the enthusiasm...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    but the idea kind of really sucks.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST


    by DonJohnson

    That's actually a pretty cool idea. Urban Rambo. But you won't be able to rack up a huge bodycount. Besides, gangbangers are nothing for Rambo....the guy kills entire armies of professional soldiers. I'm still digging my idea of using "The Rock" and "Die Hard" for inspiration. Perfect for Sly given his age. You get plenty of close quarter combat without too much running around.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I agree that an urban Rambo would be great. But the thing about doing something like "The Rock" is that it was a pretty big $75 million (in 1996) Michael Bay movie. With that kind of scale it may go into Rambo III territory. I liked the relatively intimate and "smaller" feel of the last Rambo, which is also more cost effective.<BR><BR> I like the idea of Rambo 5 being even "smaller" and more intimate than the last Rambo. I agree that small-time gangs may be nothing to Rambo...but what if we inserted the human trafficking angle in there? Maybe Rambo can be living in an American city relatively close to the border?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST

    HARRY: Was this a Face to Face Scoop?

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Or did someone doing a Stallone impression call you up with this bizarre idea to see if you'd fall for it?<br /><br />Other Possibility: If Rambo 4 did good box office in Mexico and South and Central America, Stallone may have decided not to make Hispanics the bad guys in the next one? Why else would he dump a plot that everyone seems to love for one that sounds like a dozen films every other action star has already made?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Hey Sly, I'm designer - I'll do u a better poster!!

    by BenBraddock

    Seriously, please do NOT use that nasty looking thing. Looks like the cover of a videotape you'd find at the bottom of the "CLEARANCE" basket in your local Blockbuster. Where's the class?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Make sure the soldier becomes a Vampire

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    The kids will love it

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    is this a fucking April's Fools Day joke?

    by jackknifed_juggernaut

    because that one-sheet looks fucking weak. and that synopsis sounds fucking lame. as hell, might i add.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    TOO SOON! Rambo vs. Human Traffiking\Cantinas is Better!

    by Joey_Redballs

    Human Traffiking in the U.S. is a real problem. Not the bologna in "Taken". The Craig's List killer story actually brought that subject to the media's attention; underage, female, U.S. citizens are kidnapped, moved far away, abused, brainwashed, and forced into prostitution. The Mexican traffikers have their "cantinas" where immigant women are forced into prostitution in said bars. The Asian traffikers have their "masssage parlors" where the women all live together in a hidden backroom. I think a story about Rambo helping a neighbor\farmer find his missing daughter then stumbling upon something much bigger and threatening would be a better movie. I could just see the bad guys passively threatening, "Go ahead and take her back. You won't always be around, then we'll come back and her whole family will be sorry." Rambo realizes they're right. So Rambo kills them all, as in the entire network of traffikers. Rambo clashes with the authorities that end up allowing Rambo to finish his killing spree to do what they cannot, but ultimately it's back to prison for Rambo. Military prison? THEN you do another sequel, where John Rambo is given yet another chance to regain some freedoms (but not be set free) in exchange for his assistance in tracking an out-of-control, brain-washed killer. Rambo is on a leash, but when the leash holders get killed, it's Rambo unleashed in one last battle against a younger and more brutal version of himself: Basically the guy Rambo was in the original First Blood novel, a nut that was actually murdering civilians not just F-ing them up like in the movie adaptation.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST


    by choonie

    That is All

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    The 'Rambo in Mexico' Story

    by StarskyandHushky

    Sounded like someone took 'Girls in White Dresses' and crossed out 'Punisher' on every page, replaced it with 'Rambo'.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Joey Redballs

    by DonJohnson

    That would make a great Rambo 5 but rather than have him captured and put in jail, I'd rather they pull a Sean Connery in "The Rock" and let him get away. Then you can have a final shot of Rambo walking off into the sunset on that long road. Perfect ending to the series. In any case, I doubt Sly would make a Rambo 6, so I'm hoping Rambo 5 closes out the series with dignity.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    benicio dell toro called

    by ironic_name

    he said fake!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar can this NOT be a joke? You could use goddamn Paint to make a better poster.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Sly is due another round of Q&A...

    by MaxTheSilent

    ...don'tcha think?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Wow law of diminishing returns

    by MrJJonz

    has really kicked in with the Rambo franchise. 1st is marvellous and then just steadily worse and now this really bad idea. If this had come from someone fanboys didn't like they would be saying it would be shit

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST


    by Lloytron

    This sounds total shit! And I could do a better 1 sheet than that.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

    rich sluts

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro call FIRST

    by Wookie_Weed

    This movie has been fucking made already. It's called The Hunted, and stars the two actors in the subject line. I really don't understand why everyone's excited about this movie, because it is so fucking unoriginal it's a joke. It has to be a joke, surely? Stallone's 63 fucking years old now.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't this make more sense?

    by JuanSanchez

    An Iraq War vet gets into a First Blood situation near Rambo's hometown. Rambo doesn't trust local, and then federal officials to bring him in alive, so he heads out to try and reason with the guy. However, it turns out that the guy really has gone bad and is beyond saving and Rambo has to reluctantly take him down. It would really bring Rambo full-circle.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Rambo Gear Solid?

    by Phillyflopper

    He's going after "Les Infant Terrible"?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST

    If Sly wants more black and white action

    by JuanSanchez

    without the sadness of Rambo having to take down a younger version of himself, the Mexico story would work just fine. It becomes more about Rambo coming to love the US again. He sees what lengths people will go to get into America and it changes it perspective. Along the way he kicks massive, massive ass - and I don't mean Harry's.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Rambo shouldnt be cleaning up the militarys mess

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    I took from 4 that he had found a reason to live and that was helping the weak. He is obviously gonna get bored on the farm so unless we get some kind of Mr Majestik type film Rambo should be wandering South America helping the weak and the down trodden, have him take on some death squad.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Needs Ninja Zombies

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    to swallow your soul

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST

    The trafficking story doesnt need to be near the border.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It could be in the northwestern U.S., or whatever American city Rambo happens to be in. In fact, it may be cooler if it was far from the border, to show how far the human trafficking networks reach is.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Like your take on it JuanSanchez

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Rambo trying to talk to the guy and finding out hes just completely gone. But this is the sort of story i would expect for the final Rambo film which I'm not sure this will be.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST

    We Brits have been doing

    by DanboJohnJ

    crazy savergery for years,its called Stella Artois.8 cans of that n i'll fukking shit you a green beret motherfukkers.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST



    Leave the generic sci fi shit to jean claude van dammne direct to video movies. I'm all for stallone and sci fi but it needs to be a good concept.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST

    this is an unexplained phenomenon

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    ninja zombies jumping sharks and rick astley and with urkel.

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Stallone,please direct a remake of First Blood

    by DanboJohnJ

    but stick close to the book,cast a new Rambo,keep the 'ending' have him more unhinged as in the book ;SPOILERS; where he hunts and kills all the cops instead of being hunted.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    That description of the persian Immortals is wrong

    by AsimovLives

    The Immortals were just the best soldiers of the persian army, the warriors who shoerd the most potential, and they were grouped into an elite force caled The Immortals. And they were called The Immortals not because they had the fame of being unkillable, but their force always numbered 10,000 individuals, and everytime they suffered casualties, they wwere always replenished from good soldiers from the persian empire's other armies.<br><br>The description of the Immortals above is just historical bulshit. Looks more like some stuff created for a comic book then anything to do with history. Fucking shit, why people keep on kicking history in the bals for the sake of cheesy comic book stuff?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    assymuff lernd inglish guud!

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Rambo III: Part 2

    by dailysportspages

    The government has uncovered photographic documentation that Osama Bin Laden was one of the Muslim fighters who fought alongside John Rambo in Afghanistan. <br> He fight alongside Rambo and helped get the Russians out of the land. <br> The government comes to Rambo's house, they arent welcomed too kindly. <br> Eventually they get through and tell him that they know about his connection to Bin Laden.<br> They want him to go into the mountains of Afghanistan/Pakistan and kill Bin Laden. <br> That he should be welcomed like a hero after he helped liberate them. They have located a few of his other contacts on Afghanistan so he can use them for information and credibility. <br> The plane to airdrop you into Afghanistan is waiting... President Obama is on the phone to wish you luck.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    this one is setting alarm bells ringing.

    by notspock2

    Rambo + sci fi is stretching the internal logic of the series to breaking point.<p> If they do this, there is the potential to tarnish everything that has gone before by undermining the reality that the other movies in the series were set in.<P> They may have been cartoonish at times, but (especially in the last one) they were definitely taking place in our, real world... Adding in a sci fi element removes that and actually ( i think) serves to disrespect the reality of the real soldiers and crimes against humanity depicted in the last movie. If i got a vote on this story it would be no..

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Is it just me or is Sly/Rambo wearing...

    by JethroBodine

    Is it just me or is Sly/Rambo wearing a very tattered and very abused "3 Wolf Moon" t-shirt?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Once Upon A Rambo in Mexico


    <p>Why should Hispanics be the bad guys? Danny Trejo (65) could be a Vietnam Vet living in Mexico. He could be Rambos contact, that he goes to for guns or something! Shit...this writes itself. And a 6th Rambo could be made but the 1o1 idea seems better for that one. Use the mexico angle Stallone. Please! Good luck with Expendables.</p> <p> I could really see the rambo 6 "perfect soldier" idea working if it was something along the ROCKY 4 Dolph line. A 'roided up "super-soldier". Maybe the US Army tried to create a "New Rambo"...<p/> <p>But...Rambo Vs. Verewolves? Um, No.<p>

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    The ending is pretty obvious to me

    by Chakraborty

    After pursuing this government-produced creature throughout the entire movie, when Rambo has beaten the creature down and is about to take it's life, he starts having flashbacks to the first film and he realizes that he and the creature are all alike, only now he's behaving like Brian Dennehy, and the thought of being Brian Dennehy makes him nauseous and brings him to tears. He takes pity on the savage and decides to save him and gives a speech to the US troops and Commanders while toting a machine gun. Then Rambo and the savage will walk off into the sunset, holding hands while "The Long Road Home" plays out to the credits. <p>. You'll be watching this 2 years from now saying "Damn, Chakraborty was right."

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    No - in the end Rambo realizes he was the first super-soldier.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Sounds interesting... but

    by Kizeesh

    Rambo being the hunter is what he's been doing since First Blood Part 2.<p> Also long as by super soldier they mean Jason Bourne style trained assassin rather than bred in a tank sort of guy then I'd buy it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Chakraborty, I'd pay just to see that ending.

    by LoneGun

    They'd have to release this film during the potential Oscar season.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    A pinch of DISTRICT 9, spoonful of PREDATOR. subtract aliens,,,

    by JDanielP

    How about we just go whole hog and give us ALIENS, too? :-D

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST

    This is an awesome idea!!

    by coltrautman

    You guys are missing the point, I doubt this is going to be some universal soldier type thing. Go read hunter...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Rambo 5: Commando 2

    by Porrohman

    Rambo joins up with matrix and they take on the whole of the middle east,north korea and...belgium. then,at the end they take a shower together and soap eachother up! watch it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Say it aint so...

    by ED2D2

    I've really enjoyed Sly's RAMBO and ROCKY BALBOA. RAMBO had such a poignant message about the atrocities in Burma. It was entertainment sure, but there was a lot more to it. Live for nothing, or die for something. With this new premise, it seems to be going off into the entertainment only realm. I trust Sly, but I really hope he continues to push the character forward. This just seems like going backwards.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Go for it, do something outre

    by reflecto

    I love it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Fuck rambo vs. human trafficking

    by coltrautman

    I already saw TAKEN, and why do I need a re-tread of tired plot "rambo goes in to rescue girl, rambo is reluctant to rescue girl, rambo kills bad guys, rambo comes home...this is something NEW

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    I want to see something new, not a retread of rambo 2,3,4

    by coltrautman

    so keep this plot IMO

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Stallone needs another "Cop Land" comeback too

    by reflecto

    Hollywood should embrace him again, give him another shot at solid dramatic roles as well as his own films.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone - Please Read

    by kthury

    I love your characters of Rocky and Rambo and the manner in which they were brought back in their two latest films. (If only Spielberg and Lucas demonstrated the same level of thought and intelligence with Indiana Jones...) With that said, RAMBO had the perfect ending. His long journey finally took him to a peaceful home. As a true red-blooded fan of the character, I could not have asked for a better, more satisfying conclusion to the series. He's walking wearing similiar clothes to when we first met him, only this time the long road has led him to a peaceful home. Allow him to retire in peace.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    His seed is the only thing that can tame them!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Bring back the sniper.

    by Stuntcock Mike


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Rambo Vs. Zeta gang


    <p> Check out this video:</p> <p> </p> <p> Rambo (and his vietnam vet buddie Trejo) Vs. Zeta Gang. </p> <p> Mickey Rourke as the main baddie hiding out in a Mayan temple. </p> <p> Mexico means Plenty of jungle action too: </p> <p> </p>

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Stuntcock is right, we need more Schoolboy!

    by travis-dane

    Sniper rifle+Exploding heads= GOLD!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    a la Bronson

    by DonQuixote

    Someone already made reference to the great "Death Wish" series earlier...this poster mockup reminded me a lot of the Cannon-era Bronson, circa "Death Wish V: The Face of Death." I rather liked "Rambo," what with its nasty, brutalized riff on the standard Tarzan "I'll escort you down river through savage territory" story. Have at it Sly. I'll be there.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    sounds a bit like...

    by The Amazing G

    "The Ladder" drug in Jacob's Ladder

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Horrible plot...

    by lestat1975x

    What's going on guys? A fake crappy postet, the worst plot's joke? Please tell me it's only a joke! Mexico story is the best solution for the next Rambo, I hate this stupid sci-fi plot, no reason to use it in a Rambo movie! Come on Sly, you know what we really want!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Jason

    by kafka07

    you know that someday there really will be films like that....Rambo vs Predator, Rambo vs. Freddy, R vs. Michael Myers, etc. It's all inevitably descending to that point.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Ash

    by kafka07

    can't forget that one

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    I don't like it, it's not true to John Rambo

    by ahdvd

    John Rambo is an ex-vietnam vet, he's gonna want nothing to do with the army after what they've done to him, he's finally managed to come home as of the end of the movie and has always struggled to put his darkness behind him. It's only when he's been pushed that the switch flicks, In first blood, where the mean cop pushes, it's Rambo's nature, a reflex, you push back, as is said 'you just dont turn it off'. In first blood, part 2, Rambo's welcomed back by the army, sent on a mission and betrayed behind enemy lines when he finds living POW's, men who could have been him, and in that case the Army pushes him, leaving him for dead all over again. The opening scene in Rambo 3, where the Colonel comes to ask him to join him at the monestary, rambo turns him down (politely, anyone else would have walked away injured i'm sure) - then when he finds out he has been captured, a friend, a man he respects - he's then been pushed, and he reacts. In Rambo(4) when he's been pushed, it's from guilt that he took the missionaries into a hostile area he knows he shouldnt have, but he let himself be manipulated by Benz's character, and now he needs to do something about it. If the army came along and said 'John Rambo, mercenary - we have a problem, can you help us out?' i sincerely expect the first words to come out of Rambo's mouth to be 'fuck you!, your mess, your problem' The only way i saw Rambo 5 becoming a possibility is in a kinda extreme Walking Tall scenario, where Rambo comes home, maybe finds he has a younger sister or brother he never found out about since leaving the states, who has a family now taking care of the Rambo farm in a corrupted town, and the motherfucker's running the town just dont realise there's a new sherrif in town you just dont push - be ironic to see Rambo take the reign's of the sherrif's office in the town where he blew the shit out of it with a 50 cal machine gun?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    HUMAN TRAFFICKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Beeep Beeep!!!!!!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Oh God...please say this is a joke, right?

    by Gungan Slayer

    sounds stupid as shit

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST


    by brattyben

    your grammar really sucks. "exceptionally well... and then exceptionally badly." Seriously? Wow. Anywhoosle, I'm diggin' the idea if only for the fact that it's John chasing somebody who may appear more badass than him.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST


    by Sith Witch

    for him to become active in the courts to try and persuade Congress of various injustices in society. He's lived injustice most of his life, but now he's done with the violence. Let's have a quiet character study where he makes peace with his Kingman, AZ family, studies law, and becomes a firebrand public defender who channels his zeal for change into his strategy and speeches.<p> I realize he's not the brightest character, but his passion will outweigh his smarts. It could be a bit like A History of Violence and culminate with an attack on someone he cares about, forcing him to consider his stance on violence now that he's had success with non-physical retaliation within the judicial system. This not only feels natural, but pushes the story into the realm of "another genre" like Stallone wants for a 5th Rambo film.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    sounds like plots points from ALIAS!

    by ABking

    Sydney Bristow was supposed to be this perfect super soldier as we came to lear from her past. Sounds interesting.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    The Super Soldiers

    by DonJohnson

    idea sounds like ass. If Sly isn't doing Rambo meets Predator or Rambo meets Die Hard, then just stick to the shitty mexico storyline. Atleast that will deliver a safe predictable Rambo adventure.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Sounds dreadful

    by -Halfscan-

    If Stallone wants to do a "predator" movie then he should give Rodriguez a ring and hook up with "Predators" (I'm sure they'd love to have him). New Rambo should definitely be character driven (think "The Wrestler"). If it has to be an action flick then bring it full circle and have him wind up back in Hope where the families of the sheriff and deputies aren't as quick as the government to forgive him for what happened all those years ago and the seek their own "justice". Or if you insist on some 80's schlock: "John is kidnapped by an elitist group of rich & bored big-game hunters who now want Rambo for their "ultimate hunt". (horrible, I know, but no worse than "Savage Hunt" sounds). Honestly Sly, keep it simple and it will be a better movie for it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    I Spontaneously Just Had

    by filegumbo

    I spontaneously just had a conversation with Sly too. What he told me is that Rambo will be hunting down old Nazi war criminals who are like, in their nineties and too frail to defend themselves. The movie is a big romp with Rambo mowing down helpless old men and laughing maniacally.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST


    by DonJohnson

    PLEASE SLY. JUST Re-TOOL " THE ROCK" and you'll have a guaranteed hit. Die Hard style movies are always fun. Remember Cliffhanger? Halfscan your plot was done in the van damme/woo movie Hard Target...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    tapping into the inner-savage...

    by Logan_1973

    sounds like something out of a Buffy espisode.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Um. Jacob's Ladder?

    by Viewer 3

    Like Amazing G said, this is pretty much the exact premise behind the whole "government experiment" part of Jacob's Ladder. And by "pretty much the exact premise", I basically mean exactly the same. To be honest I think the idea was just a copout for more violence. <p><p>"Hmm, what's the best way to up the ante of violence in the last movie? How about we take that 'Rambo-ripping-throats-out' sort of thing and take it to the next level by showing people completely snap from government experiments that make them all primal and savage, then we can show all KINDS of crazy and violent things like people ripping limbs off and chopping someone into pieces in a fit of rage. BRILLIANT!"

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Re: "Hard Target"

    by -Halfscan-

    I know.. i was pointing out if you are going to rehash old cheesy action film ideas that "Hard Target" would be a better fit than "Predator"

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by Joey_Redballs

    I cannot see Rambo having an easy transition into being a social person. I think he'd still be a hermit at his father's farm. I'd like to see Rambo meet his father again for the first time in over 20 years. I think a "stubborn contest" between Rambo and his father would be appropriate. Rambo's father would have to be at least 80 or turning 80. How about that neighbor\farmer (whose daughter is later kidnapped) insist that they all go to a baseball game since Rambo's father hasn't been to a ball game in over 20 years, neither has John Rambo, and it's a ploy to get them bond over something they both used to enjoy. Then we'd get to see Rambo feel very out of place in a stadium full of fans. When they sing the National Anthem, I'd like a closeup of John Rambo thinking about the lyrics "Land of the Free...". And later after the kidnapping and the human traffiking is revealed\discovered. John Rambo: "These people wanted so bad to come to the 'Land of the Free'. They aren't free.....but they will be." Bad-assery ensues until end credits roll.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    You guys are retards

    by coltrautman

    this isnt going to be universal soldiers or rambo vs. predator.....its going to be soldiers who are raving psychotics, probably trained to kill since gets loose, rambo has to hunt him down...could be exciting....but NOOO we want another retread rescue mission in some 3rd world country

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Hilariously Stupid Idea

    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    Could work.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    im sorry guys!!

    by coltrautman

    forgiveth me

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's like a living nightmare.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Customer: "This taco tastes funny. What's in it." <P> Rambo: "Lettuce, tomato, cheddar and Pedro." <P> Customer: *Vomits*

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    what i want to know is, did Sly create that one-sheet

    by jackknifed_juggernaut

    in Mario Paint for the SNES? and unless the loose-cannon-super-soldier-hunter-esque-man-thing is portrayed by Dolph Lundgren (complete with ear necklace), then this project is certain to suck llama penis.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Sounds like RAMBO Vs. DARK ANGEL...mmm...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Jessica Alba super soldier jail know you'd hunt that.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    That poster has to be's just a shot or Rambo from the

    by FlickaPoo dropped onto a Truck Stop Look My Beer Belly Can Roar T-shirt.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    ^^Shot of Rambo from the last movie"

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    hey Viewer 3

    by The Amazing G

    glad to see I'm not the only one who sees the similarities

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    I want Rambo to lose it,

    by Madcapper

    and go on a random killing-spree. Blasting innocent farmers in indochina, or maybe lay waste a monastery in Europe somewhere. Or how about he kills all the pets in suburbian L.A?I can see the faces of old couples and little children, crying as they find their beloved dog decapitated. Naturally, Rambo must be stopped, but in the end, he isn't. What say you?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He's fucking earned that.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    How can that not be the ultimate Rambo experience?

    by Madcapper

    The more I think about it, the more sense it makes. All the shit Rambo has been through must twist his mind enough to warrant a backdrop like this. I'd go for the petkilling, and start off with Hiltons fucking Chiuaua..

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Is this a joke?

    by savagedave

    It sounds fucking stupid. Fuck it, four Rambo films are enough, surely.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Rambo with a slice of downhome country peach pie and a mound of White Vader. Just chillin', yo.<P> Yeah, true DAT. Give the man some peace!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Well at least they're trying something different

    by Orionsangels

    I don't know if I can take another soldier in the jungle movie. Stereotypical dictator. blah blah blah

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    You know what?? He GETS it. He just fucking GETS it.<P> Rambo began as a decent example of how shitty the way Vietnam vets were been treated could come back and bite America in the ass. That was a brilliant movie, with a moving ending that no-one saw coming. The bit where Rambo describes seeing his friend blown up by a shoebox bomb, the way he will ONLY cry in front of his CO... Still one of the most powerful emotional scenes Stallone has ever performed.<P> And then the sequel. James Cameron took this thoughtful premise, ripped its tear ducts out, and turned Rambo into a two-dimensional killing machine. Fair enough. H's been that way since. So Stallone is the guy who fucking RECOGNIZES that Rambo is the guy from FIRST BLOOD underneath - from the actor's perspective - but the Rambo we need to see is the 2D badass killing machine. He GETS that we want the pulp hero. And he GETS that in this day and age, you can play with that pulp view of the character. You can have fucking FUN with it.<P> This guy should be running a fucking movie studio. And have every single decent director in LA working for HIM. Because in an age where a bubblegum wrapper and a fucking board game are fair game for a $60 mil movie, where execs actually think we WANT to see THE ADVENTURES OF MUTT FUCKING WILLIAMS, here you have a film-maker with chops, writing talent AND acting talent, who's willing to have some fun with a character he's been playing for over three decades.<P> Celebrate this man. Stallone is the only guy who fucking GETS it right now. And demand RAMBO VS PREDATOR!! There's NOTHING wrong with some quality pulp action every now and again - if it weren't for pulp action, who the fuck would Arnold Schwarzenegger be??

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    HORRIBLE IDEA! Very disappointed.

    by Behemoth

    So they're taking this away from the ultra-realism that made the character so much more palatable in the last film and RUINING all that goodwill with a derivative, sci-fi type plot? PATHETIC, Sly. Come on, man, what are you THINKING?!? <p>I was really hoping for more personal story, like the first film, hoping it would center on his family, and the drug cartel idea even sounded decent. But this? This is just terrible. I hope to Crom this is a joke.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    And if you CARE about continuity in RAMBO movies

    by spud mcspud


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Is "a touch of science fiction" part of the title?

    by Behemoth

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Is "a touch of science fiction" part of the title?

    by Behemoth

    I sure hope so. I can't wait to say the entire thing at the ticket booth.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    i was ready to believe this story...

    by soup74

    and just go with it... but then i saw that one sheet you linked, and it proved this story isnt true. <br><br>So, the question, for both Harry and Sly is, "what is your reason for making this story up?"

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    I Want Rambo To Kill a Child

    by FreeBeer

    You know, by mistake. Or an innocent woman. Then he can lose it and go on a rampage

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I'm fascinated by the conversation I had spontaneously just had

    by Trazadone

    "I'm fascinated by the conversation I had spontaneously just had with Sylvester Stallone" Jesus, Harry, I love the site but, my God, did you graduate from high school? With all the success you've had you should probably hire an editor. Your writing is simply atrocious.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Its first blood reversed, not rambo v. predator

    by coltrautman

    rambo becomes the hunter, and a psychoting soldier is the hunted...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    White Vader!!!!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Find and Kill Osama Bin Laden

    by Action Hero

    We can't seem to do it, so how about Rambo ripping his throught out?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    To make a generation of killing machines.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Action Hero, As I Recall...

    by FreeBeer

    Before Rambo 4 Stallone was talking for years before what it might be about. One was the Mexico human trafficing story, another was Rambo joining the war in Afganistan. He said on another occasion that Rambo would head for Iraq. Because of this I wouldn't bet on The Savage Hunt turning out to be Rambo 5. Stallone just likes to spout off whatever ideas are floating around his head at any giving time. Bet he doesn't have any idea what Rambo 5 deal with yet

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Action Hero

    by spud mcspud

    Hey, it gets better here in the UK - we have two kids, 10 and 11 yrs old, who torture and almost kill a 9 yr old and 11 yr old. The victims will get surgery, a couple weeks of psychological support, and then they'll have to go on with their lives, work for a living, basically get the fuck over it. The bastards who committed the crime will be convicted, told they'll serve "life" (which over here can be anything from 10 yrs to 25) which means they'll be out in 10 years max. They'll then get new identities, be set up to live in secure units, never have to pay another bill or work a day in their lives (because, having new identities, employers won't be able to check their resumes to see if they are who they say they are), they'll get paid holidays, be allowed to do stuff like free dance lessons, free ice hockey lessons, free cinema trips, all this shit - and they'll get regular access to psychologists to help them rehabilitate. FOR LIFE. All this at the bargain cost of only £420,000 per perpetrator, per year. And the UK taxpayers pick up the bill.<P> Yep - the victims' families' taxes will go to supporting their attackers. FOR LIFE.<P> I want to see John Rambo rip Gordon Brown limb from limb with his fucking TEETH. THAT shit I would pay to see at the cinema. You have no idea how high the sense of outrage is over here since they not only (a) released the perpetrator of the biggest terrorist atrocity on British soil FOR A FUCKING OIL DEAL, but then (b) allow all this shit to happen. And it happened BEFORE - see the Jamie Bulger killing.<P> The most fucked up place in the so-called "civilised" world right now is the UK. Jeeeeeeeeesus.<P> Here's the story for whoever's interested:<P> <P> Hold on to your lunches. It's fucking inconceivable that this could EVER happen in a so-called civilised country...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    I want Rambo to kill 8 people in a trailer park

    by sheenakrull

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    I want Rambo to kill 8 people in a trailer park

    by sheenakrull

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    He's floating ideas like potential running mates...

    by FlickaPoo know, leak a name or two for VP, just to get the public reaction...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Why are so many freaking out about the "science fiction"...

    by Left_Nut

    element? That's Harry's wording, not Sly's. Do you lot honestly think military experiments of this nature have never happened?<p>Anyway, this sounds far more intriguing than the same old rescue mission formula that the last three Rambo films have used. I want to see Rambo back in the American landscape once again, and the idea of flipping the premise of the original, and best, film around is a great one. The hunted is now the hunter.<p>Also, regardless of story, it's all about the execution, and Sly has proven he knows what the fuck he's doing when it comes to action Cinema<P>Bring it the fuck on!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    sounds like a better version of

    by Genre_Baby

    Kurt Russell's 1998 film SOLDIER and Bencio del Toro's THE HUNTED. I've always like the super soldier gone wrong concept as long as it doesn't get silly like UNIVERSAL SOLDIER or SOLDIER. So I'm all for this. Nice that we bring it back to where it all started cinematically, the Pacific Northwest. All this said, I would still love Morrell's First Blood novel made into a small period piece (early 1970s) film. I think it would translate well given the snafus of the Iraq/Afghan wars.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I still want Rambo Vs. some US entity, Blackwater or...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...something like that.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Rambo V.... Deep Thoughts

    by Action Hero

    Regardless of what Sly chooses, it's very cool that he bounces ideas off of AICN. We appreciate feeling like a part of the process. I'd still like to see the character grounded in more of a Bourne/Children of Men reality. But still kicking major ass.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    She's such a hate figure, and yet... strangely alluring.<P> I don't know about a moose, but there's a White Elephant I'd like to show her. Ker-CHING!!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I hope he was just fucking with you

    by gusradio

    because what you just described is a terrible idea for RAMBO. If your going to do that concept, do it in RAMBO pt. 15 when he's using a walker, and the movie is a comedy.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Loved IV

    by ronsullivan12

    ... but this sounds ungodly stupid.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Rambo learns that a former buddy is being held in...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Guantanamo Bay for no good reason. Rambo saves buddy and all of Cuba and half of Florida are laid waste in the process...and there is much rejoicing.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Sarah Palin hunts Rambo from a helicopter...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but Rambo is one lone wolf that won't go down without a fight...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Flickapoo - Is Gitmo still going, then??

    by spud mcspud

    I though Lord Obama Christ the Second Coming was going to rip it all down? Is it still going, then?<P> Maybe they can feature it in the inevitable BAD BOYS 3. Zing!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Where's the Director's Cut of Rambo 4?

    by Action Hero

    Harry, maybe you could do some digging? Sly's showing it at the Venice Film Festival.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Shall I state the obvious? It has to be...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...RAMBO Vs. DARTH CHENEY. It really just has to be.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's crazy shit u got going in the UK

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    spud...they're still trying to figure out what the fuck to...

    by FlickaPoo with it. Personally, I think I'd rather be in Gitmo then locked away to rot in a supermax somewhere in the mountain states...never to see the light of day again...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Has flashbacks and goes apeshit. Rated R for raucous.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    An advantage

    by Hipshot

    That Rambo will have--vast experience. In all likelihood, the subjects of the experiements will be relatively young, going back no further than the first Gulf War. That could be interesting.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    OH GOD NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    If this isn't a joke, then it will be utterly shit. Goddamn, I love Sly. Loved all his movies, love his recent Rocky and Rambo most of all - he made them perfectly. Adding science fiction to the Rambo story is going to be the worst move he's made since Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! Christ, the idea of Rambo looking for a missing girl in New Mexico, with Schoolboy along for the ride would be just perfect for the new film. Anything but John Rambo: Universal Soldier for crying out loud. Using an idea from a Van Damme flick is a bad fucking sign, Sly. Sly, we know you read these talkbacks. The reason Rambo worked so well was because it harked back to his origin in the truly amazing First Blood. You gave us a balls to the wall action flick where John was a real person, not a caricature. If you add scifi and dumbass ideas like supersoldiers to this mix, you've lost the film before you start. Rambo is a REAL character. Keep him real. I vote for New Mexico, Schoolboy and a missing kid. You could make that the best one yet. Please tell me this Unisol idea is a joke...?1

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    The last one was a perfect end to the series

    by JuanSanchez

    So if you're gonna do a new one, it has to be just as good. The Mexico story could have Rambo come to see why America is so great. If Sly goes off and makes a weird Sci-fi Rambo it's gonna make the franchise look stupid again. BTW - I'm not against the story itself - it could be great as it's own movie. Sly could play a lifelong special ops guy brought in to stop this killing machine. The story just doesn't work with Rambo.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    who says its going to be sci-fi???

    by coltrautman

    Only Harry says that shit....but I DOUBT its going to be sci fi...more like soldiers trained to have no emotion through torture, drugs etc.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The truth is Mr. Sly, I'll see it no matter what...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and Mrs. FlickaPoo will see it's like foreplay around here. Make it good, but don't worry about it...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, noon CST

    If he wants to do a sci-fi film...

    by CaptainAxis

    Then he should do a sci-fi film. Why does it have to be a Rambo movie? Because he can cash in on the name, even if the movie is a retarded shitpile. Look, it's already worked on what seems like a majority of talkbackers - if anybody else came up with this idea for a Rambo film, most of you assholes would hate it. I don't get the love for Stallone on a movie-geek site, but this is just fucking ridiculous. I hope Harry reveals that this idea really came from Zack Snyder or Rob Zombie or Eli Roth or Quentin Tarantino and see how quick everybody is to change their opinions on it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, noon CST

    I'll also be seeing this no matter what

    by Trazadone

    I love this film series and Stallone always delivers!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Rather get Rambo vs. Mexico

    by andrew coleman

    I was pumped about that one.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Harry, why torture us? Admit this is a joke already!!!

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    This is possibly THE WORST ONE SHEET EVER

    by megatronlegacy

    Who in their right mind put this one sheet together?...are those teeth superimposed on a dog or a wolf?..I design in photoshop and that one sheet took a shit on my eyes.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST


    by megatronlegacy

    I want to see a Rambo one sheet that will fuck my eyes in the ass...and this is horrible..this doesn't even live up to the promotionals for the stuff that was on the sci-fi channel (syfy)..other than that I'm sure the storyline will be worked out and everyone's just overreacting to vague details..what else is new?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I thought the last Rambo...

    by Jaka

    ...was about 10 times better than it deserved to be, and 20 times better than I thought it would be. So I don't really need a year or two of hype for this one. Just get it into production.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Back To The Future IV, starring...

    by 69DUDE

    ...Jason Bateman as Older Marty McFly!!! Come on, you know it makes sense, Universal! You reading this Zemeckis? Bob Gale?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Not bad...

    by matineer

    Have to give credit where credit is due. Sounds like they have a story of some (at least) substance. Good luck with this gentlemen and ladies.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Yeah I know those Expendibles posters

    by Series7


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    At the end of the movie Rambo

    by InActionMan

    finds a time machine on the secret army base. Rambo goes back in time to fight Hitler with Bruno Ganz reprising his role as Hitler. Brand new "Downfall" type meme emerges on you tube

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    gals think???

    by Series7

    What gals?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Predator?

    by filegumbo

    Rambo vs. Predator has been was called Predator! Bad ass military dude fights a bad ass alien. What would make it different, Rambo's Vietnam background? I don't think we'd care. Rambo must be grounded in reality at least.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    the enemy is Karl Urban's DOOM character

    by Sir Loin

    ...who essentially had enabled "god mode" on himself in the film by adding the extra chromosome or whatever toward the end. He comes up outta the elevator like in DOOM, escapes, thus RAMBO is called up. Awesome! :D

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I'm so sick of Fett.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Seriously man, you're the biggest douche on the net.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    despiite sly's fans

    by emeraldboy

    who were there on rambo 4's opening day the movie bombed. then something strange happened. this made a killing overseas Rambo 4 took in over 150 million dollars worldwide. it was massive hit in the rest of the world. except in the us. where rambo was seen by his fans and no one else. the film tanked in america and nowhere else. The rest of the world will get to see this film first before the US.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    FIRST BLOOD was Rambo Vs. Rednecks...lets...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...get back to that. That's what makes ME happy...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo

    ...Mrs. FlickaPoo for one.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    $50 million US is more than just Sly's hardcore fans.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Problem was it was R and teenage boys was the prime audience.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Juan, there is no problem...the budget wasn't very big...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...RAMBO netted plenty.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST more reason to go the...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...RAMBO Vs. Blackwater/independent contractor type route...I imagine that would play well overseas...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    It did quite well.

    by JuanSanchez

    I was just responding emeraldboy's suggestion that only hardcore fans saw it and explained why it didn't do even better.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    How about Rambo against those idiot embassy...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...guards in Kabul. They're licking each other's nipples and doing shots out of each other's ass cracks and Rambo decides they're just too dumb to live. The end.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I Call Bullshit

    by HideousSecretion

    Beyond the obvious fact that this sort of story has been done to death it ISN'T a RAMBO STORY! There are plenty of ways for Stallone to expand the Rambo story without straying from the concept. This does. Not only that but can we stop having movies that show the US Military as the bad guy? Not only is it bullshit but it is so fucking tired. How about Rambo go after real evil - like terrorists. If Rambo 5 doesn't end with John J. ripping of Bin Laden's head with his bear hands than Sylvester Stallone is a big fat pussy without an ounce of courage.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Just make it Rambo vs. Predator

    by TheMcflyFarm

    and stop dicking around! At Sly's age, this may be the one shot at doing this.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    The only way I'd buy the killing machine plot

    by TheMcflyFarm

    is if it's a Predator. Otherwise it's just stupid.

  • You mean movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part II"?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Sounds Familiar

    by tacoshack27

    Reminds me a little like how the soldiers were bred in the TV show "Dark Angel"

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Harry can you clear this up for us...

    by Left_Nut

    is it you alluding to "science fiction" or did Sly actually say that himself?<P>It would go some way to clearing up the confusion regarding this story.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    That poster is really really bad...

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    actually its even worse than that, I love you Sly but you need more Photoshop lessons dude!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    If this was called First Blood I might be annoyed,

    by sonic3305

    but it's called Rambo, and with that name I'm fine with the storyline. There is a clear distinction between the two in my head.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    no SiFi, no DieHard, no The Rock here it is

    by MacReady452

    John Rambo’s return to the U.S. has not gone unnoticed by the military or the press. After a brief homecoming with his father (played by Burt Young of course) he has, “Brass” knocking on his door. They have been training and “tweaking” the “best of the best” from our current branches of the military. Problem is they are messing with the psyche of combat veterans from Iraq/Afghanistan and P.T.S.D. aint no joke. Delving into already fractured minds has caused one operative, “The Operative” to snap. “The Brass” is looking for Rambo to step into the Troutman role of talking down “The Operative” (played by, Michael Jai White), who has snapped, much like Rambo, only in a much more severe and violent manner than John J. did in First Blood. It seems that “The Operative” is running wild through a small mountain town mistakenly slaughtering the townspeople that he sees as a hostile threat. The reality is that the “tweaking experiment” is a pet project of the largest drug company in the U.S., taking advantage of our outstanding vets returning home. The conspiracy spreads into insurance companies that deny benefits to damaged returning soldiers forcing them to seek alternate means. In swoops a “Blackwater” like private military force (owned by the evil drug company). They offer work and outstanding health care. Once the soldier signs on the dotted line the “tweaking begins”. This is all facilitated by a partnership between the drug company, insurance company and a handful of crooked politicians with their hands out. The small town that “The Operative” is rampaging through is nothing more than a front for the whole operation. The crooked politicians have spun propaganda to the media that it is a killer. They don’t want any bad press toward the military and obviously this secret project. Rambo is dropped in with a “tweaked squad” of mercs. After “The Operative” lays waste to everyone but Rambo they square off. Rambo obviously gains the upper hand but shows mercy. “The Operative” explains the torture and conspiracy that he and others are enduring at the hands of this unstoppable conspiracy and he has come to put it to an end. John J. has heard enough. He will not stand for another generation of our nations finest returning home to nothing less than the hero’s welcome. Rambo and “The Operative” now fight side by side against a private army of “tweaked soldiers” battling toward shutting this operation down once and for all. See my earlier post for the ending.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Thank you, EVERYBODY!

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    So far, the overwhelming response seems to be that we most-all want to see Rambo take on Mexican drug lords - you know, the killers of 20,000 people over the last few years. This is a full-blown crisis the American media is DESPERATE to keep from the public, busy as the media is with adding more and more Spanish-language network channels and drumming up advertising revenues. Notice how the end credits for your favorite tv shows are now in both English and Spanish? FAMILY GUY ...*five seconds later after the credits have rolled so fast you can't actually see or read them* PADRE DE FAMILLA!<p><p>Do the research into Mexican drug lord human trafficking and find the truth. And John Rambo needs to make the public aware of this massive threat. PLEASE, SLY! YOU CAN DO A LOT OF GOOD.<p><p>And for those who might think I'm making statements that are "racist," I'd like to point out that I have absolutely no problem with anyone of any race. What I do have a problem with is an institutionalized criminal element in ANY country, even our own. I don't care if the people doing the trafficking are Lebonese, Greek, Native American, Indian, etc. It's still a massive problem the media and U.S. government are ignoring - it's practicaly another Vietnam on the Tex-Mex border with all the crime, murder and destruction.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Script Girl

    by Snookeroo

    Boom. Boom.<br><br>You know you want it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by DanboJohnJ

    FUCKING RIGHT mate about that twat Brown and those filthy shit kids bang on. and yes Palin is hot

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    That sounds completely retarded

    by Dr. Chim Richalds

    It sounds like a Rambo/Universal Soldier crossover.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    in the End Rambo will....

    by choonie

    .....stand the and watch the UFO fly away. Indy 4 all over again.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Anna Kournikova needs a comeback.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell MUST be in this movie.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    emerald boy

    by tattoodrake

    you got your facts a little off dude. this is from wikipedia and tells the totals ------it grossed $6,490,000 on its opening day,[8] and $18,200,000 over its opening weekend. It was the second highest grossing movie for the weekend in the U.S. and Canada As of June 29, 2008, the film has a domestic box office gross of $42,754,105 and a foreign gross of $70,489,050, giving it a worldwide total of $113,243,155----- you know thats not really all that big of a difference considering the domestic gross is ONLY the u.s. and the whole rest of the entire world put together only topped that by 28mil. considering the movie didn't have a ridiculous budget for what it was, it did pretty damn good considering that including dvd sales, its made $154,611,774.00 so far. i would think with all these facts and stats it would be pretty safe to say we will be seeing it at the same time as the rest of the world.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Please tell me this is a joke...

    by Fireball XL-5

    ...or maybe a trial balloon. If so, I beg you to change course immediately, Sly. The Mexican gang thing had me psyched; this has me disillusioned.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Even the suggested title is stupid. Admit it's a joke, Knowles!!

    by JuanSanchez

    The Savage Hunt? That's worse than Eye of the Serpent or Pearl of the Cobra.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    This plot sounds terrible Sly...I'm sorry.

    by Lincoln_Hawk

    Look...I'm a huge Rambo fan and have been since I was a kid. I even had the cartoon action figures. However, after reading this plot summary I'm really, really scared at the new direction. This plot sounds more like the plot for Universal Soldier ...than Rambo. I'm sorry...but Rambo should be about Rambo...not about a team of dudes. Although the last Rambo film was amazing, I thought the weakest part were some of the ensemble. Don't get me wrong, I don't think the actors were bad or anything like that. I just think we all go to the movies to see RAMBO...not other dudes. I want to see RAMBO kick himself...(which is what he basically did at the end...and people ate it up. Why not make the whole f-ing movie that way then?) Now having said that, this new idea of Seattle/Pacific northwest does have some interesting thematic elements with the whole returning to the woods where Rambo was hunted. However, the government experimentation angle just sounds way to out there. Why not just make the dude he's after some fucked up killer? Why do we have to go Dr. Mindbender in this one? I just don't buy that angle in this series unless it's done with amazing realism. But the idea of the human trafficking/cartel idea that was tossed around in the trades sounds so much more realistic and in-line with the political overtones of the series. The last movie had a message...this movie should have a message. I want to see Stallone kicking ass in Mexico or South America (Colombia) all dusty/dirty and chainsawing drug dealers like a freakin maniac. It would fit right in with John's return to the US if he were to get involved with a woman who has a relative/daughter who's kidnapped in a bordertown like Suarez...the plot is simple...but that's what we all love. Rambo has a mission and he does what he must to complete it. Save the sci-fi angle for the next movie...Rambo 6. Or hell for the next Expendables movie. Oh and one more thing...please, please, please...whatever you do...make RAMBO rated R. I know the expendables is going PG 13 (which I was sad to hear but realize the practical business reasons for that move considering the cast and budget) but RAMBO cannot be PG-13. R is the only way to go for this series...anything else would be a disservice to the franchise. I have faith in Stallone, he's an amazing director and I know he reads these talkbacks. I'm not usually this vocal about movies, but I love this franchise and I don't want (what could possibly be) the last movie to leave us with a bad taste in our mouths.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Probably wanted to call it Rambo: The Hunted

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I like the mexico idea way better

    by alienindisguise

    Rambo working WITH the government is lame. Seems like he just wants to neatly try and bookend this series.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Christopher Plummer as the killer

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Hey, it worked in Star Trek

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    oh and one more thing i forgot to put in

    by tattoodrake

    the budget for rambo was 50 mil

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Imagine Sly getting onto AICN "Let's see if they liked my idea"

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Sly seems to be aware of fan opinion

    by JuanSanchez

    Like saying Arnold would play himself, then the fans had a fit - then, no, no - he won't play himself.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    VIVA EL MEXICO!!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Until Rambo gets done with it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Gimme a new Rambo every year

    by MattmanReturns

    Like Saw. I'm fine with the sci-fi stuff, as long as there's killin'.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    No, sir, I don't like it.

    by ugh

    There was an idea floating around where Rambo takes on a fictitious Mexican drug gang along the U.S./Mexico border. ...Maybe they thought it would be too much like the corrupt army he fought in Burma in the last film.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I'm not sure.... sounds kinda like the Hunted

    by The Dum Guy

    But, it could be fun.<br><br>I wounder what they have in mind for the next one after this?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    You need to take Rambo out of his element to create tension

    by TheNorthlander

    Rambo basically is Superman. As long as Superman is on Earth, nothing can harm him. The same way, as long as Rambo is in the wild, the environment protects him from harm because that's where he's at his best.<p> <p> As much as I genuinely love Rambo 1 and 4, whatever danger you're gonna put this guy through at this stage, in order for the viewers to feel he's in jeopardy, he needs to be in a place where he's actually not safe.<p> <p> Like a high security prison, a moon base, a shopping mall, his Mother-in-law's place during Thanksgiving, a ski resort in the alps, cyberspace, or Disneyworld.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    How about Rambo in a city?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Rambo visits NY to check on an old friend, and then gets wrapped up in the mob, etc?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Northlander - I'd be down for the ski resort movie

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Mike Judge shows the drudgery of kicking ass in Rambo: Human Kil

    by JuanSanchez

    Rambo: Human Killsources was the title, in case it got cut off.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Universal Soldier 3?

    by Judge Briggs


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Rambo at Disneyland

    by MattmanReturns

    Stalking little kids on the matterhorn. Lurking in the darkness of space mountain. It could work.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    "It's like Crocodile Dundee with Rambo!"

    by The Dum Guy

    "I just wanted to see Eifel Tower, it looked nice. But, all this people around Paris kept pushing me and pushing me!"<br><br>

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Not sure I see this as sci-fi

    by beane2099

    I mean yeah the concept I guess is a bit sci-fi'ish, but the execution does not necessarily have to be. We're not talking about genetic enhancements and cybernetic implants here. I like the full circle feel to this idea. I highly doubt Stallone wants to go Universal Soldier on Rambo. Not to mention, it's just an idea being thrown about. It's nothing concrete. So I see nothing to get excited about, with the pationate pleas to Sly not to sully their brother's hero and what not.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Rambo visits Las Vegas

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Mattman - back off - I'm writing Rambo at Six Flags

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Rambo goes Banana's

    by savagedave

    At an ape based theme park. Features Limb flinging AND shit flinging!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Seriously, no more Rambo films

    by savagedave

    They're only going to go downhill. If you respect these films I would have thought you'd oppose driving them into the ground like this.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Juan, Six Flags is a scary place

    by MattmanReturns

    Especially Magic Mountain. Raider fan likes to stab people in the parking lot. May be the perfect environment for Rambo.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Six Flags is Hell on earth.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Rambo visits Wisconsin Dells

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Boats with glass bottoms make no sense to Rambo, so he goes ape shit.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Go smaller scale

    by JuanSanchez

    Rambo sitting in his room above the garage drinking protein shakes and eating live chickens.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Rambo crashes his plane on Lost island

    by lockesbrokenleg

    He meets Locke and Ben, and goes ape shit on stuffy old Bernard.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I'm on board with this concept

    by Mystery Roach

    The Mexican drug/human traffickers story, while a relevant and important topic, sounds like a boring retread of the last movie. I swear some of you seem to think Stallone can put an end to evil in the world just by making Rambo films. Maybe he can raise awareness of certain atrocities and give the downtrodden a rallying point, but let's face it... he ain't stoppin' shit. <P> <P> On the other hand, I like the idea of Rambo hunting a soldier who is essentially an even more deadly version of what Rambo was after the war. When I first read Harry's plot description, I thought it sounded monumentally stupid. Then I realized Harry just framed it wrong. Playing up the sci-fi angle is a bad idea, and brings to mind a slew of cheesy movies. In reality, it doesn't sound like a sci-fi movie at all. If anything, this has the potential to be a return to the smaller, more personal story of First Blood. How will being on the other side of his original situation force him to confront himself? <P> <P> I don't need another movie of Rambo mowing people down. Despite the excellent carnage, I though the last movie was hampered by becoming a free-for-all gundown rather than utilizing the skills that make Rambo who he is. The Black Ops team can be the fodder for the soldier until it becomes a battle of wits, instinct and survival between Rambo and his quarry. Yes, that sounds like Predator but that's exactly where Rambo is in his element. The Pacific Northwest setting just further cements the ties to the first movie and would make it a perfect bookend in my opinion.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by belazur

    Don't do this, Sly! No Sci-Fi plot. RAMBO was always the story about an one-man army against all odds. Against new tech (see Rambo 2). You are a one-man army. Stop this "squad" stuff. You alone, against all. Just like "Man on Fire" (Danzel Washington) agaonst the Mexican Mafia, or stuff. Don't do this "Supersolider-stuff". Please Sly, don't ruin the RAMBO-series. PLEASE

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Skulls are no substitute for a good vagina.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    adopt a Mexican girl, who gets kidnapped and sold into slavery. Rambo and Zooey go apeshit, determined to track down the traffickers. And that's just in the title sequence.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    rambo vs roid zombies!!!

    by alice 13

    that sparkle when they play baseball. :)

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Goes on a rampage and kills James Cameron.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST



    Stallone do rambo 5 about drug cartels and then do this sci fi concept with a whole new character just not rambo.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Rambo stumbles onto the set of "New Moon"

    by MattmanReturns

    Kills everyone.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    He should fight Tim Robbins

    by Adelai Niska

    since this sounds like Jacob's Ladder VS Rambo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Man, what the hell's wrong with you people?

    by DocPazuzu

    While I like the Mexican cartel idea, it's too much like the last three movies (go into enemy territory to rescue someone). This new idea feels fresh for Rambo and could be an excellent palate cleaner. Take him to Mexico for Rambo 6 if you like, but I'm thrilled at the idea of Rambo going one on one against someone not only stronger and faster, but who also is unencumbered by conscience or remorse. This could be awesomely badass. <p> A reluctant team-up with Teasle would also be very interesting. Have Rambo hear about this killing machine running amuck in the same town he fucked up years ago and feeling both a desire to make peace with that chapter in his life but also a weird kinship with the fugitive. Rambo heads back to the town in order to do what Trautman tried to do in First Blood, with the difference being he ends up having to go into the field and FUCK SHIT UP! The Rambo/Teasle scenes are full of dramatic potential, with both men perhaps coming to respect each other in the course of events. <p> Count me in, Sly.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5 p.m. CST


    by TheBLIGHT

    Weird idea. No Thanks. And, STUPID Poster mock-up.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    DocPazuzu hit the nail on the head!!

    by coltrautman

    we've seen the whole "rescue mission" thing before... this sounds exciting...I think the whole plot went right over you guys heads and you're thinking "wolfman vs. rambo!" when in reality, its most likely a thriller with rambo hunting someone whom is better than himself...and whom would they cast to go head to head to rambo would have to be great casting...maybe thats where the Mickey Rourke rumors came in

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Can we just get a Cliffhanger 2 Rambo style?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Chasing after the perfect killer in what? A walker?

    by Gislef_crow

    I mean, come on, Sly is 63 years old. He's buff, but he looks like a buff 63-year-old. It'll look as goofy as them sending Trautman out on a mission to Aghanistan at the age of 62 in Rambo III.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Drop the 5 from the title..

    by Aeghast

    ..just use a colon

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Rambo VS Karl Rove

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Nice to know he's reading these

    by savagedave

    Although that voicemail makes this sound batshit insane.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by savagedave

    That may not necessarily be a bad thing. Still don't think another film is necessary though.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I shouldn't have used 'necessarily' and 'necessary'

    by savagedave

    in the same short post. FORGIVE ME SLY!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Hey Sly

    by Chakraborty

    I love this idea. I will see this Rambo vs. Feral beast film 20 times on opening weekend. I think it's brilliant taking Rambo to a different genre of film because anything else would simply be a retread. Don't listen to these morons who want Rambo to go to Mexico.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    So after listening to the voicemail.....

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    This is going to be Rambo versus the Bionic Bigfoot! <p> Will they're be a Lee Majors Cameo?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I see Karl Urban as the antagonist

    by Han Cholo

    I think that would be some great casting if they were able to do that. Urban has that intense look about him that would be matched by the character's supposed ferocity as conveyed by Stallone's voice mail. Plus the guy has done some good action as well. I would definitely pay to see this flick if it's in the same vein as The Hunted. I thought the last Rambo kicked some serious ass with all the carnage in the end.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by savagedave

    So crazy it might just work.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    It would also be fascinating if....

    by Han Cholo

    They sent in Rambo as kind of the "Trautman" character to the movie's antagonist, who in this case would essentially be Rambo. How awesome would it be if Rambo tried to talk the guy down when he's cornered and thus taking his character full circle? Kick ass!!!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Raising awareness is good!


    <p> I knew NOTHING about this drug cartel bizniz. This really sounds like the best idea. <p> Why would it have to be a rescue mission? After a little research on Vikipedia and youtube i was appalled!</p> <p>Holy shit these Zeta guys are fucking scary:</p> <p></p> <p> And they are a REAL WORLD THREAT. This could be the ultimate WAR movie for Rambo. No, save the 1on1 movie for the LAST one (rambo 6 then retire him) and do the Mexico thing for 5. Mickey Rourke is in it, so i say he's the baddie. Zetas have americans on the payrole too! Hole him up in a Mayan temple since they are on the Unesco heritage list, therefore preventing the Military/DEA from blowing it the fuck up. Something like this:</p> <p></p> <p>TREJO as the Vietnam vet who left America to get away from the shitty gangs in LA and tries to live peacefully in the Mexican jungle like a hippie. Until Rambo shows up.</p> <p>NOTE TO STALLONE: Feel free to use any of my shit. If any. Love your movies. Fuck the Naysayers.</p> <p>Rambo 5: This aggression will not stand, man."</p>

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Oops. An update.


    <p>Hmm. Just heard the voicemail. Sounds like it's true then. Ok, then we'll have to wait and see! However the Mexico thing WOULD work. So it could be used for 6.</p>

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    How, so it really is Rambo vs Predator. Awesome.

    by bullet3

    I suppose if they go all the way with it and handle it right, seeing rambo battling a mutant monster could be pretty badass.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Wow, so it really is Rambo vs Predator. Awesome.

    by bullet3

    I suppose if they go all the way with it and handle it right, seeing rambo battling a mutant monster could be pretty badass.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Battling Your Primitive Self

    by Anything But Tangerines

    in the twilight zone.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Jesus Jumped-Up Christ

    by th3480

    This movie is getting better and better, and he hasn't even made it yet.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Shit, im gonna change my TB name...


    <p>I tried to top The adwizards who came up with stuff like "EdgarWrights_Prolapsed_Anus" and SodomyJoeShitpants <p>True, it makes me Snicker everytime i log on...</p> <p>But its Fucking embarrasing knowing now that Sly reads these boards...</p>

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Does sound retarded but brilliant

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Rambo gets 4 sequels....

    by Anything But Tangerines

    and Over The Top gets what, WHAT?! A Blu-Ray maybe? Drive your G-class down to skid row and give David Mendenhall a comeback!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Best unintentional contest idea ever?

    by thegreatyoda

    Win a voice mail from Sly? Maybe a short conversation? Package it in some 80's action movie contest. Harry has his number. You know you want it. Maybe after that we could find a way for Vern to hook us up with Steven Seagal. The possibilities are endless...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    RAMBO IN A MECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    RAMBO IN A MECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    RAMBO IN A MECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    RAMBO IN A MECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna totally use Sly's voice on my voicemal

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Hi, this is Sly, lockesbrokenleg can't come to the phone right now.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Any Rambo is good Rambo

    by DrPain

    Rambo 4 was awesome good. Can't wait for 5! In some crazy alternate reality, there's a movie called Rambo vs Predator. Oh man, this reality blows.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by GutsSpill

    Sly, I have faith in you. So no worries there. But that promo poster is awful. If you want to get people excited (which they should already be), I think the studio should go in this direction (I whipped it up in a few minutes):

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I love Sly but that voicemail...

    by Karl Hungus

    I suddenly understand the wisdom of J.J. Abrams keeping his stuff tightly under wraps until it's released. Pandering to fanboys is about the worst thing a filmmaker can do. Go make the movie you want to make. You just wasted five minutes addressing the ranting of morons that you could have spent on making the script better. There's no way to win with geeks. So don't bother. You're a filmmaker. Make films. Life's too short to care what any of us here in the peanut gallery thinks. Don't worry about controlling the hype. It's a fool's errand. And Sly, you're no fool.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    You Know What I Like About Sly?

    by Sinister Guido

    You feel like he actually gives a shit about what the fans think. As for the major studios, I really think they look down on the fans.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST



    </p>"But its Fucking embarrasing knowing now that Sly reads these boards and sees shit like my immature TB name."</p> <p>Maybe i should have completed my sentance...</p> <p> Oh well im tired. And im a foreigner.</p> <p>I think it's supercool that he checks here.</p> <p>Oh and to the little whiny Mc Fucks who says shit about Stallones age:</p> <p>Danny Trejo is 65 but who cares? He could still kick all the TB'ers asses.</p> <p>I think this picture says it all:</p> <p></p> <p>Imagine what Sly could do.</p>

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    teaser :

    by Gorgomel


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Karl Hungus

    by Sinister Guido

    I thin The Expendables will put your theory to the test.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Sounds James Byron Huggins' "Hunter" Crossed With Hunted

    by Acquanetta

    Stallone has reportedly been considering adapting the novel for years now. This sounds like an interesting way to put his own spin on the general idea. I'm not sure it needs to be in the same (fictional) locale as First Blood, though. That seems a little too much like fan service. However, it would be interesting to see Rambo in a snowy perhaps Canada? (Ironically, the filming location for First Blood.) I do like the title and basic premise. But I'd rather see Rambo working alone. You can't top Predator and we just saw Rambo being forced to join a team of mercenaries. It might be more interesting if Rambo feels a personal need to put the killer down. So instead of doing it for the government, Rambo would understand what the tortured man was going through. (After all, Rambo was essentially a government created killing machine.) So in Rambo's mind, the 'humane' thing to do would be to kill the animal. I do like the title, although it doesn't need the "V". I'd also still be interested in seeing a Rambo 6 that tackles the Mexican storyline. As long as this series delivers the action goods, why shouldn't Stallone continue to make more episodic adventures? It's not like there's a surplus of good action flicks being churned out today. I say bring it on...but do we really have to wait unitl 2011?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    by Gorgomel

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    ^Sounds Like

    by Acquanetta

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Voice mail was awesome!

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    certainly think this could work very well. I'm reminded of the sequence in Altered States when William Hurts character regresses to a sort of cro-magnon state and goes on a little rampage although it wassnt executed so well in that film. Also sounds a little reminiscent of Island of Doctor Moreau. Sly sounded a little pissed on the message though, have to take talk backers with a pinch of salt, their bark is worse than their bite. Also, this is not really anything like predator aside from it being a (former) military person fighting something not exactly human.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    So this is what it's like, when doves cry. . .

    by The Atomic Worm

    :: sniff ::

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    run Fred Savage, RUN!!

    by DrPain


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    He should've done RamboTease ! ! !

    by The Atomic Worm

    Rambo comes back from Vietnam to learn he has a son. Due to veteran benefits being cut, he has to make the money somehow. That somehow is. . . RAMBOTEASE ! ! !

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Maybe that can be part VI. . .

    by The Atomic Worm

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Can I download this, Harry????

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket

    I have a great idea for a tune I'm making!!!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Sounds like RAMBO VS. GRENDEL

    by Kal Reeve

    Doesn't it?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by DanboJohnJ

    RAMBOS training in first blood(book) that fucked up his mind.Sent bollock naked with just a knife into a field and told to kill a cow,gut it then get inside the bugger an use it as a sleeping bag.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST


    by I Hope You Die

    Rambo 5 should see Sly up against some Blackwater-like US private contractors who have gone rogue. No need for science fiction. Real life is already more fucked up than science fiction. Erik Prince, Blackwater's founder, is like a real life comic book villain. You don't even need to juice this stuff up; it's been alleged that he murdered people to keep them quiet and views himself as "Christian warrior" out to rid the world of Muslims. The last Rambo highlighted what's going on in Burma; this one could bring it back home. Lots of fucked up shit is already happening in the US of A. Obviously at the end of the movie it'd turn out they weren't "rogue" and the corruption goes right to the top. Because it's a movie. And they have to be predictable like that.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    A message for Sly....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Thank you so much dude....For me being born in the seventies meant I was an eighties movie child. Sure I had my Star Wars and Indy love affairs yet they pale compared too how much I worshipped John Rambo.<p> I would have been about 9 years old when I first saw Rambo First Blood Part II and it remains to this day my favorite action film. I love First Blood, think Rambo III has some of the greatest action ever filmed and thought that the last one was great(if 30 minutes too short). I had one of what was possibly the greatest prop of the eighties....the Rambo knife, which went with me everywhere(including school ahhhhhh the eighties). In all I wish you the best of health and once again, thanks for Rambo(not to mention Rocky Balboa, Gabe Walker, John Spartan and yes even Oscar) You are the fucking man...

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Man, it's great to hear from Sly Stallone again.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I haven't logged onto AICN in a while, but hearing from Sly makes me feel like coming home again. My best Butt-Numb-A-Thon experience EVER was starting the chant of "Rocky! Rocky!" during the original Alamo's screening of "Rocky Balboa"! The Alamo had a RARE technical problem (these guys are the best pros in the world)right before the start of the climatic fight, giving us a few seconds to start chanting. Feet started pounding the Alamo floor to the beat of "Rocky! Rocky!" and then the film started again and everybody went completely apeshit. Cinema, as a shared experience, doesn't get better than that. I really enjoyed Sly's next "Rambo" adventure, I'm looking forward to "The Expendables" and hope for the best when Rambo faces his ultimate foe. I loved his "Forbidden Planet" idea!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    HARRY - Please Transcribe

    by iLoathe

    Harry, there are readers of Ain't It Cool (like me) who suffer a slight hearing loss. We already get the shaft when we want to see cool movies in the theatre (gotta wait for DVD/subtitles to get the full punch of them). So cut us some slack. What the heck did Sly say?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    And for anyone ribbing him about his age

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I am 32 years old, 6 foot, 85 kgs, reasonably healthy yet I am embarrassed at how much better than me Sly looks. Jealous much???? I know I fuckin am.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    GutsSpill, your poster's awesome

    by MattmanReturns

    Much better than the other one.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Thanks for the nod, buddy. I like creative names. Here are a few more: Truckstop Cunt Nailgun Phonedial Hatchetface Fuckknocker Stabwound J. Intercourse Dick Zipper Ratstomp Splatterpants McGee Bleeder Von Cockrattle Eyejab Goochtinkle Splitballs Toastmaster Kitten Rape Gougey Bloodsphincter Hammersmash Pisspaste Sandwich Spread

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Goddamn formatting.

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Again, with commas: Truckstop Cunt Nailgun Phonedial, Hatchetface Fuckknocker, Stabwound J. Intercourse, Dick Zipper, Ratstomp, Splatterpants McGee, Bleeder Von Cockrattle, Eyejab, Goochtinkle, Splitballs Toastmaster, Kitten Rape, Gougey Bloodsphincter, Hammersmash, Pisspaste Sandwich Spread

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    thanks MattmanReturns!

    by GutsSpill

    Im a graphic designer, and I usually do mock-ups of movie posters when Im bored. Ive done a shit load for the last Rambo film. In fact, I think the studio might have ripped one of mine off. here's the link: And literally 2 months after I submitted that to The Stallonezone (I know, I know, but they have great coverage on Stallone's upcoming films), the studio came out with the main one with the red font over his face. But whatev. I really wish I could design something for Stallone. Because I could whip up something real good, but Id need new promo shots to work with. I mean, it doesnt matter how good you are. If you're doing a poster for a fifth film, and using promo shots from the fourth, that everyone has seen, it wont settle right in the brain.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    To be honest Sly, I don't give a fuck what you make.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    You'll have my money opening day.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Hey Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants I got one....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Rambo VS. Hip Replacement

    by BoE

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Rambo VS. Old Person Smell

    by BoE

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Rambo VS. Assisted Living

    by BoE

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    James Byron Huggins

    by Mastastic

    Didn't Sly buy the rights to make the movie over the book, "Hunter?" This sounds awfully similar to the story of that book...taking the hero out of that book and replacing him with Rambo.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Here's some more

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Milos_Formans_Bruised_Bell-end.<p> Adrien_Brody's_Nasal_Rape.<p> Winona_88 fingers_Ryder.<p> Richard_Gere's_Discarded_Gerbil...etc etc.....

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I want a rambo movie every year untill...

    by h8tersbeware

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST


    by Mastastic

    The creature in the novel is very much what Sly describes on the voicemail. It is a prehistoric beast...perfect killing machine, etc. They fuse its DNA with a human and boom, a modern monster that is fueled by rage and has all of the cunning of its counterpart from prehistoric times.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs ZombieMichealJackson

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Fuck yes, I like this new Twist, Thank you SLY!

    by ganymede3010

    Just make sure you show the creature fucking people up before you waste him:)How primitive are we talking, African primitive, or European Primitive?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    I got one thats pretty bad

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Fatty_Arbuckles_Bloody_Glass_Dildo.....what,too soon????

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I hereby patent Fatty_Arbuckles_Bloody_Glass_D ildo

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Nice! Random, descriptive. I tend to stay away from celebrity ones, because that fad seem splayed out, but how about: Anthony James' Anus Minge?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    That message really make this more interesting

    by EvilElecBlanket

    This sounds like he's going to go up against a roided out caveman with certain physical and emotion enhancements provided by the government. Sounds like a great foe for Rambo how in a lot of was was shaped by the government to be the "perfect killing machine." Stallone's last two movies have been beyond awesome, and now I can't wait for the next two!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    So it's Rambo vs. Evil Rambo

    by IndyCollector

    Like Evil Iron Man, Evil Hulk, etc?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    That was my first try so I thought I'd start with Celebs..

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I got one...<p> Princess_Di's_Death_Caused_Aborted_Foetus

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    SLY, say what you want, Avi describes it like

    by Mennen

    Universal Soldier(s) - You can describe it "different" all you want but that's what it is. Knowing Avi and your internal greed to pocket most of the budget, I'm curious to see how cheap this will look. Good luck. Why don't you address why the Expendables got pushed?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Mecharambo

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I kinda like the idea now

    by CaptainAxis

    Sounds like Rambo meets Altered States. I'm down with that, although it's still a bit too fantasy/sci-fi for the Rambo franchise. I don't see why it couldn't be done as a standalone film.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Rambo kills AICN Talkbackers

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    now that I would see.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Gus Van Rant's Mom

    by Chief Redcock

    That's basically what this is. Sounds interesting.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    *******ULTIMATE RAMBO**********

    by omega_786

    For those of you who were in their teens when First Blood 2 came out then you know there was only one sequel we wanted to see. Only one battle which we wanted to see. For at that time their was only one other true challenger to Rambo's mantle. And that was Schwarzenegger's COMMANDO. What we wanted to see was a standoof between these two characters. But politics and budgets wouldn't let such things happen. However Sly's current idea is the closest to such a sequel. Rambo vs another super soldier. Think of this as that sequel we all wanted. RAMBO vs COMMANDO. Go on Sly admit it...for the fans. By the way Sly is the only guy who is box office reliable right now. we just need COBRA 2 and then i'll be soooo happy!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap

    yay for rambo!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8 p.m. CST


    by omega_786

    oh yeah baby!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs Bizarro Rambo

    by kafka07

    Ok so this will be like Star Trek, an alternate universe opens and the sinister Rambo wearing a goatee walks into our dimension.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST


    by Traumnovelle

    It DOES sound rad, but how are they going to present that 'feral, untamed' whatever type of being? Is it going to be like a regular human, but who acts like an animal? Or will it be lots of make-up and animal-like in appearance? Ask Sly this please, Harry, if you could. Cause right now I'm picturing that old Corey Haim movie "Watchers". Remember that shit? It was pretty fucking rad (as I remember may in fact be terrible). Anyway, that was a genetically-altered man-beast in the woods hunting people and shit. But cool update, thanks alot!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Gemini Man

    by PisforPsycho

    I think they should have amalgamated the "long in development hell" Gemini Man script with Rambo V and had Rambo battling against a blood-thirsty 20 year old clone of himself--whereby the only thing that could possibly save the older Rambo is his traumatic experiences in 'Nam that he has, for so long, hated.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    **********SCRIPT TIPS************

    by omega_786

    Rambo to fight just one super soldier instead of an army but then to tag team and then go after the main villains for ultimate carnage. Show us your pecs Rambo! Have the chap who played Arnie in his biography as the super soldier. Get a purpose built new knife similar to Rambo 2 (Rambo 3 was just too large) Red bandana. I want savage Rambo not the pussy who was in Rambo 3 and 4.Make sure Rambo lives and doesn't die cos that would really piss Rambo fans off. Get the script polished.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone, a word please part 2

    by JestaFool

    After hearing your voicemail I feel much more anxious and enthusiastic to see what you guys have in store.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by Mysterious_Volvo

    bet ya didnt think of that one

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Sly's clarification

    by kafka07

    I don't know why he bothered. There's not a single coherent thread running in this talkback for him to respond to. Instead there's a thousand different chaotic ones. That's just the way it is in here. It was cool to hear from him though.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    *****DO NOT GO ANG LEE ON US SLY******

    by omega_786

    Please do not delve into the psyche of Rambo and just give us what letterier gave us with incredible hulk instead of that pile of shit Ang Lee version.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    So it is Silent Rage

    by WickedChicken37

    One of Chuck Norris' coolest movies.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    it is a bad idea actually

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    if they were going to make Rambo into another genre, then they should give him ultra high tech gear like from stealth or something. id like to see rambo helm a high tech tank.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Omega786...did u listen to the voicemail?

    by Chakraborty

    Stallone voiced his opinion on the talkbacker who seem to think this will be about some super soldier. It's not. It will be a feral beast. So stop writing posts to Stallone about your ideas for a super soldier.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    although after the box office GI JOE got i doubt we'll see that

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Leterrier's Hulk was just as bad as the Ang Lee one...

    by TheWaqman

    for different reasons. Fucking boring as hell too. Where has all the fun action gone? Can't wait for Expendables.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST


    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    You're on the right track, but maybe smooth it out into something like: "Princess_Di_Carcrash_Abortion." Congratulations. That's really fucking horrific.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Sly needs to shoot some video of him reading this thread

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    if we cant get arnie in a predator movie this will do

    by johnnyg korrupt

    Sounds stupid but good. They don't make movies like this anymore. If we can't get arnie in a new predator movie then lets get sly in this which sounds the same. Go for it sly! and put Survivor, Peterik/jamison on the soundtrack mate. I miss how there was no survivor on Rocky Balboa

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    That would be pretty damned funny. It would probably be like those "reaction" videos of people watching Two Girls One Cup.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Thanks SLY!

    by The Real McClane

    Dude, awesome message. It's absolutely fantastic how you're connecting with the fans on these things. The idea sounds kickass to me; it's great to see you taking this character to a new and different level. Bring on the carnage!!!! Can't wait to see the design on the beast.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    So he's talking about Weapon X right?

    by Raymar

    Rambo vs feral Logan would be cool.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    Stallone, you are the fucking King. Caught "Rambo 4" again last night, and was once again impressed by just how focused that movie is at doing exactly what it should. If there's one thing you know how to do, it's create a villain. Knowing this fact, you must have quite the casting decision on your hands for the actor playing the alter-Rambo or Rambo-beast or whatever the hell it is. Two words: NED BEATTY

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I'm afraid to ever post anything ever again.

    by Royston Lodge

    I now have an image in my brain of me opening my front door, seeing John Rambo with a loaded compound bow pointed at my head, and the last words I hear on this Earth are, "Universal Soldier this, pal."

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Heard the voicemail....still don't know...

    by Gungan Slayer

    I don't know...I don't know really. Kudos to mentioning "Forbidden Planet" though.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    I only read the titles of this TB, but...

    by 2Blue2Beetle

    Bwah-hah-hahahaha-hahahahah! That was great. <P> But Lee's Hulk has its strengths and weaknesses, and so does Leterrier's. But the latter had the disadvantage of being heavily edited by the studio, whereas the former did not. Not having seen the unedited version of Inc. Hulk, I still believe that Ed Norton's rewritten screenplay realized in full would have been a truly amazing experience. <P> So, Rambo vs. Hulk then?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Hey Sodomy_Joe, how bout some Aussie flavour

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Lindy_Chamberlains_Dingo_Food... Ouch that actually stings a little.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Way off.

    by MacReady452

    It sounds so far from what Rambo is. All the movies have a moral base to them for the most part. First Blood was the treatment of returning soldiers. Rambo II was P.O.W.'s and getting them home. III was an underdog(Afghan's) fighting Communism. 4 was fighting war crimes in poor countries. What is this new one though. It has non of the underlying political commentary that is usually there. With so many "new Vets" coming home you would think there was a story to tell there. Maybe it is to obvious. I just think our new heros would draw the interest of our Classic hero. Whatever though. Go fight your "dark self". I'll play with my "pink self".

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Or an American hero edition, Nomoredirty

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    FUUUK THIS!!!!

    by damiz707

    Sly, I love you bro, but is Rocky gonna fight Blanka from Street Fighter in ROCKY VI? Where are u going with this? It sounds like fucking Predator. Which ain't a bad thing, but it is it's own beast. As cool as Rambo VS Predator sounds, it just doesn't fall into the same universe. Well, whatever, your the zillionare. When EXPENDABLES hits we'll all go see it and we'll prob all go see this shit, but please please please at least make it a fucking human and not some space, lab monster thing. It just sounds stupid. I mean, what would Trautman say if he was alive?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    How bout European Sodomy_Joe?

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Ooh ooh, I got another

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    this sounds pretty awesome!

    by coltrautman

    but I wonder who will play the ferel beast??

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Third times the charm....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    so he's hunting dark angel...

    by RainesMaker


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST


    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Ann Coulter.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Sly, all kidding aside, how hard would it be to get a Rambo vs.

    by zillabeast

    I can only imagine the politics behind the scenes on this one, but WOW, seriously, WOW if this were to happen!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Sly is a top notch dude.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I've always been a fan of his work. Just watched Cop Land the other day again and he was without a doubt the one thing that made that movie shine. Loved him in that. He's versatile and he also knows how to please his fans by making the movies they want to see most and not making them garbage. Yup I am even a fan of Judge Dredd. My hat is tipped to Mr Stallone.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    a sly message

    by Bent

    Nice to get a voicemail like that!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    My opinions about Stallone aside, it would be a shame if...

    by Kal Reeve

    Rambo versus Predator never happened.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Okay, this has to stop, coz...


    Okay, this has to stop, coz this Harry's decision to become personal friends with some iconic movie stars has morhped into a bizarre self-gratifying monster whereby his favourite filmmakers now have free reign to churn out out hitherto straight-to-DVD shlock fests, propelled upon Knowles increasing powers of industry influence. Harry Knowles is not the prophet you people think he is. He got lucky back in the mid 90s by starting a webiste for movie geeks that no one else either had the time or tech skills to do. THis site is poorly written, poorly rendered and has a shocking lack of independant appraisal. Stallone has not made a genuine good film since COPLAND. If Harry really gets his kicks from watching mindless, graphic violence with neglible plot - I suggest he log on to an Islamic terrorist website and jerk off over some beheadings and IED's vaporizing REAL HUMAN BEINGS. Coz thats cool Harry, ain't it?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by onaps6453

    That voicemail completely sold me. You have my 10.50 on opening day Sly. Sounds like it's going to be awesome. You going to be in ripped Expendables mode or The Hulk mode ala Rambo? I would not mind either!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    well that's different

    by CherryValance

    I was enjoying the human trafficking idea, so I kinda have to reset. But I see what he's going for. Primordial man. Kinda like that hairy dude William Hurt turned into in Altered States, which I certainly hope everyone has seen. Um, yeah like I guess the government would be de-evolving a soldier into an ID type warrior. A red bull and standing in line at the DMV might do that though. ;)

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    ...I really don't like your idea for the next RAMBO film. <br> <br> I listened to your voicemail explanation and it doesn't make this sound any better. <br> <br> For my tastes, RAMBO films have always been rooted in reality (even tough some obviously fantastic things happen) and deal with timely villains. I just don't see how some kind of feral beast is appropriate for this series - it's too far in the direction of fantasy/scifi, it's not as timely as the other films, and it's not Rambo taking on a numerically superior force. <br> <br> There is no shortage of "inspired-by-the-headlines" stories where you could plausibly insert RAMBO. A return trip to Afghanistan/Pakistan would make a lot of sense. A few parts of Africa, such as Somalia or Darfur, would make sense. I thought the Mexico idea sounded like MAN ON FIRE but at least it was grounded in reality. Colombia has potential. And so on. <br> <br> Returning Rambo to the US also sounded like a good idea. Having him become the Trautman for a younger Rambo 2.0 would be a nice way to bookend things. While it would lack the "man versus army" of other films, it would be a sensible way to turn the series on its head - reverse Rambo's role and make him the guy sent to calm down the killing machine. <br> <br> Last thing to mention is the 1-sheet. I don't care about the story behind it or whether maybe your nephew put it together or whatever, it just does not look professional. Until I heard your voice talking about this idea, there is NO WAY I was going to believe it. The poster is a liability. You must break it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Mullah Omar

    by coltrautman

    I dont want the idea of Rambo being trautman 2.0 training a younger rambo...rambo must be the main that leaves the possibility open for sequels featuring the rambo 2.0

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Thanks for the update Harry, and thanks Sly for the comments. Am somewhat intrigued by what he's said - I like the idea he's trying to get across but wonder how it's going to be pulled off without straying too far into scifi. I still love the idea of John looking for a lost kid and taking on a drug cartel to find them - feels more natural for the story at this point, but I take his points he's not thinkiing of this new idea as a Unisol type thing. Will be very interested to see how this develops, and either way Sly, you've got my money opening night.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I agree that Rambo must be the main character. And by "Rambo as Trautman" I mean more like he's a a respected guy cut from the same cloth as 2.0 who would be one of the few with the clout and rep to get through to 2.0. An appropriate negotiator/tracker - that's all. <br> <br> If Rambo spends the film tracking Rambo 2.0 on his rampage - almost like a detective film, really - then finally talks him down and convinces him to go quietly to prison, I would be okay with that. It also doesn't mean there is a Rambo 2.0 spinoff, which I had not even considered.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    what if we split the difference

    by CherryValance

    And Rambo fights the cartel, human traffickers, zetas. And this idea is some other guy who isn't Rambo in a different movie. Like some former military man, not Rambo, who's gone on to become a successful entrepreneur/rich guy. Anyway he keeps hearing weird stories about some group of soldiers tearing shit apart because he's still interested in his former life as a hobby. Then he takes it upon himself to investigate it. So the story is more investigating, not badassery. I'm thinking Soylent Green. But instead of finding out where the Soylent Green comes from, this guy finds out where the savage soldiers are coming from and then maybe he's in jeopardy. I mean it's a good idea. Just not in the Ramboverse. It doesn't fit somehow. It's like that time Jason went to space. Don't ask me which one. I lost count.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    And hey, Sly - Thanks.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    True story for you and the talkbackers. A friend of mine, guy called Graham. Doubt you'll remember this, God knows how many fans you must meet but he had Huntingdon's disease, was in his early thirties. He was a British guy, big fan of yours, anyway his parents took him to Planet Hollywood in LA about 15 years or so ago as everyone knew he didn't have too long left - he was in a whellchair at that point and couldn't speak too well. You dropped by that night and you spent a while with him, made him feel really cool and never treated him like an invalid. He died a couple of years later but before he did it was one of his favourite moments and it meant a lot to a big fan like him, so from me, thanks man. Really.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a Rambo Horror movie

    by milesdyson

    Rambo going rescuing a girl from a drug cartel is fine, but I don't see what's so great about the idea. That would be a walk and in the park for Rambo. I like that Sly wants to do something different with the character.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Mullah Omar hit the nail right on the head

    by Mr Incredible

    RAMBO fighting some monster?! WTF?! I'm telling you, Stallone... if you take this sci-fi route, you pissed on every one of these movies. Stick to reality--or at least, close to it.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    How can you not love Stallone??????????????????????????

    by crackerfarmboy

    Sending both Rocky and Rambo off with class!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Isn't the that "Tracker" book Sly wanted to do?

    by Travishawk

    Isn't this that book based on some super tracker and his wolf/dog that go after some super primordial beast that has escaped from a gov't lab? Sly wanted to do this years ago. Sounds like he's just mated it up with Rambo.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    The "Tracker" book....

    by Mastastic

    It is titled, "Hunter". I wrote about it above. I have read the book a few times and is pretty much identical to this idea. I'm not sure if he is doing this because Hunter is not happening now or what. The creature in that book sounds very much like what he is doing in the Rambo movie.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Dark Knight

    by estacado1

    Love to see Sly messing with Bale's lights.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    I thought that the latest Rambo movie was fucking great, and a real return to form, but it’s time for him to leave the jungle, which is exactly what he did at the end of the last movie. Seriously, make the next Rambo movie a hardcore R-Rated variation of the Bourne movies and you will have my fucking money!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    It's Rambo v. Rambo

    by christonomist

    Sly needed the ultimate villian for Rambo, and decided the only one who could match him was himself. He's his own worst enemy because of what war and the government have done to his mind. It's a pretty messed up Fight Club take, but if it's psychologically complex enough, I think I could dig that. Remember Rocky IV? "Apollo... did you ever think maybe the person you're really fightin' is you?"

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Stallone can do whatever the fuck he wants to...

    by Ironhelix

    He's already proven himself to be THE action hero of our time, anything else he does now is just gravy. Im just glad he's still making movies, and he seems like a pretty damned nice guy to boot. Fuck all the people saying "boo" to this.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    I see Rambo...

    by Traumnovelle a comic book style hero. Let him take on all comers. Even feral science-lab beasts. I like that they're taking it in a different direction.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    This sounds WAY better than

    by vezner2007

    Rambo going after drug dealers. I still want Rambo vs Al Queda though.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

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    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    What idiots you people are....

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    You idiots criticizing this need to learn some reading comprehension. First of all, you dumbasses keep mentioning a "beast." NO ONE SAID ANYTHING about a beast. The idea is about a SOLDIER, not a beast. Secondly, it seems like 95% of you people didn't understand the character of John Rambo at all in the last film. The point was that's IN RAMBO'S NATURE to do what he does. That's what the whole frigging movie was about. Remember the line? "Killing is as easy as breathing." Didn't any of you fucktards understand what Stallone was getting at with the character? No normal human being could do what Rambo did in Rambo 4. So, my point: bringing Rambo home to the states shouldn't make a difference in the context of the CHARACTER. Whether he's in Arizona, Disney World, London, Iraq, wherever - he's always going to be a killing machine. So, get your heads of your fucking asses. This is going to be KILLER.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Heard the voice mail...Sly don't do it please

    by Lincoln_Hawk

    Sly, I love the idea...I really do...but not for's way to far out there. The Rambo series has always been based in a realistic theater of operations...and to make this movie is going to break my heart. It sounds more like Predator from what you've described. I'd love to see you make that movie, but not with the Rambo name associated with it. Rambo is not about feral monsters (well besides Mr. John Rambo himself)'s about people...humans fighting humans. Please take a look at this again...I think you've got better stories to tell with Rambo than this particular one. If you see some of the other talkbacks, many people really latched on to the Mexico Mission (human trafficking) and think it would really make more of an impact. Rambo going into the lions den of human trafficking, taking on the "feral beasts" that inhumanly enslave women/children...think about it. Make the beast movie after Rambo...and go ape-shit with it. Keep this one grounded in the "Rambo world" not the movie world. My two cents. Even if you don't hear me...make a kick ass movie.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Rambo V

    by israelbatistacosta

    Rambo rambo who hunt will be hunted now rambo came to detonate it and over 10 super %%%%% 10 percent and also check out the site a site that talks about Sylvester Stallone

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    BunnyMcNibbnles - listen to the voicemail

    by Dreamwriter

    Sylvester Stallone himself specifically says "it's not a super soldier, it's a beast" - basically, they were trying to create super soldiers, but ended up with a feral thing that fights with only hatred, not intelligence. I like the idea - people are harshing on the idea because Rambo has always done things in "realistic theaters of operations"...but you guys are forgetting the very first movie! That's no theater of operations, it's a small Pacific Northwest town with a bunch of stupid/jerk prejudiced cops. My point is, not all Rambo movies are the same, some are VERY different from the others, and I can see this one fitting in just as well. BTW, how cool must your job be where you get voice mails from Stallone?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST


    by bottombrick

    This is a bizarre turn of events if it isn't a hoax (the "one sheet" does look like a 'shop of a Rambo 4 image and a werewolf). But I'm on board for another Rambo movie come what may, and if its weird and deep then all the better. GO SLY!!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Rambo IS the "beast", people!

    by christonomist


  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Rambo V, directed by Jodorowsky

    by bottombrick

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    John Rambo must die

    by reTARDIS

    After the goodness that was Rambo. Give him a fitting cinema hero worthy death.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    What about Nighthawks 2???

    by AJD_1

    Come on Sly - you know you want to! Where is Billy D these days, anyway?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    3D muthafukking Rambo!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Rambo V: The Savage Hunt - Cool Beans.

    by kooky little elephant

    Awesome to hear about yo making this Sly. I love all the Rambo films, yes, even III. I know it will rock like IV did. I bet you even make Rambo VI so your series will equal the awesome Rocky films. The Rock, Dolph or Tommy Lee Jones should be considered to play characters in your film. I'm looking forward to The Expendables. cheers and rambo v beers, kook little elephant

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    I'm BEGGING you Sly, DON'T DO THIS

    by fzammetti

    Let me set the stage for my comments... First Blood is one of my top five all-time favorite movies. It influenced my childhood in a profound way. Just one example: in around 6th grade or so, I was being chased by a bunch of bullies on the playground. I decided that, since I was WAY outnumbered, the best course of action was to evade. So, I climbed to the very top of one of the baseball backstops! None of the bullies had the balls to come after me. Now, that's not where the story ends. No, you see, an hour or so later, sitting in the principal's office and he says "why the hell did you climb the backstops?"... my response, serious as a heart attack: "They drew first blood, not me". I FUCKING SHIT YOU NOT. I can supply witnesses if you want! Second, I'm a HUGE sci-fi fan. Can't get enough of it, every way, shape and form. Forbidden Planet? Another of my top five all-time favorite movies. So, when you say Rambo versus Id monster from Forbidden Planet, you'd expect I'd just about need a new pair of underpants immediately. But, you'd be dead wrong. Even if you want to try and convince me that you aren't making a sci-fi movie... even if you want to try and convince me that it's a different take on the premise than we've seen before... even if you want to try and convince me that it's not going to wind up being a total joke... Please, just don't do it Sly. This is NOT the right vehicle for the character of John Rambo. It would kind of be like if Jason Bourne was suddenly fighting alien invaders. Or even better, James Bond battling a creature resulting from a botched science experiment. It's so far from what has come before that it'll seem like... well, just totally wrong. Look, I think you care about the characters you portray, at least the big ones. I think you care about your work, most of the time (Stop Or My Mom Will Shot notwithstanding). This is a mistake of epic proportions. I know you're in a business. I understand your job is to make movies that turn a profit. I get that. This may well do that in spades. But please don't forget that you make your living in an artform, and sometimes the art has to take precedent over the financial aspects. Sometimes you've got to have the balls to just say no to an idea that artistically is an abortion. I listened to your voicemail. I understand where you're going. I'm not one of those "it's just a rehash of Universal Soldier" people. I gave you as much benefit of the doubt as I could. But I'm basing my opinion on what you describe, and what you describe will ruin what has been a classic character. I mean, Rambo III was pretty terrible too, but at least it wasn't out of left field. This would be, and left-field, while sometimes awesome, isn't right at all for this character. Hey, you want a suggestion that you might be able to make work? Get Brian Dennehy back in the fold and do a true sequel to First Blood. I mean, consider... Teasle didn't die at the end of First Blood... Rambo is back in the USA at the end of Rambo 5... Rambo has obviously changed considerably since the first movie, and one could reasonably assume that Teasle would have too in the intervening years... what might it be like for them to hook up again? Remember how Rocky V turned into a very personal thing? As compared to the previous Rocky movies, it was incredibly small in scope... Rocky versus one guy, in a back alley... what would happen if Rambo crossed paths with Teasle again? How would it go down? Hell, it could be an insane Teasle plotting revenge against Rambo. I'd much rather see that, or some variation, than Rambo versus a primeval killing machine.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Dual role for Sly

    by MacReady452

    Rambo is a drooling vegetable. He is battling his animalistic self in his head. To much chemical warfare in the shit. What? It's just as believable as any of the rest of this shit. Up with Expendables. At least I know what I'm getting with that.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Sly, I love you your movies, but that sounds really bad.

    by tile_mcgillus

    Why not have Rambo fight the drug cartel in Mexico, Slave runners in South America, something in the craziness that is Africa. To me Rambo is the living embodiment of justice in a crazy unjust world. That is what each movie has been about in the past and I would like to see that theme continue.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Abot as Rambo as Crystal Skull was Indiana Jones

    by Action Hero

    I like that he's thinking outside the box, but that idea is out there. Hope it works.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Sly go for it, we will watch it

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Rambo is fun, Rambo is over the top, am sure this will be both. <p> So this will be a little different, but am sure it will be a great bookend to the series and very reflective of First Blood. <p> For Rambo to defeat the "beast" he may have to give up some of the "humanity", some of his personal growth. Ultimately Rambo should give in to his inner beast to defeat this beast, and sacrifice himself.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Sly, it's so cool that you read this...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>I love ya man but you've gotta let this one go.</p><p>I'm trying to read between the lines and what I think you are eluding too is that it's got a twist ending and Rambo is LITERALLY fighting himself because he's completely lost his shit, but we don't realize it until the end.</p><p>We've seen that a dozen times before too Sly. It started with that old Star Trek episode and has carried through in Fight Club, Identity and many others.</p><p>Sly, you don't often get credit for your writing. You are a very good writer. I have no doubt you would make this interesting and compelling. But it would get turned into a joke very quickly. Personally I feel that you should keep Rambo doing what he does best. Take out the werewolf shit. You can use elements or themes you want to express and put them in a new script that doesn't alienate Rambo's fans.</p><p>Hey man, you're sitting where you are and I'm sitting where I am so I'm not exactly in a position to tell you what works. You've been told many times that your ideas wouldn't work and you've consistantly proven them wrong.</p><p>No matter what happens, you were a huge inspiration to me as a young man and you continue to be as I'm now in middle age.</p>

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST


    by vettebro

    Stallone. I know you know what makes a good movie, so I guess I'll have to trust you on this. I have to tell you, off hand it doesn't sound like a good premise. Who's going to write it?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Rambo based in reality

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Think there is varying degrees of reality in films and its interesting how viewers see that line being crossed. <p> None of the Rambo films are grounded in the reality of war, in which say Saving Private Ryan was. They are all over the top and Rambo appears almost superhuman in his ability to hit targets and not be killed. <p> We then look at the Indiana Jones series, again all are over the top and fun. I loved Raiders but was not a fan of the latest, like many others I thought the aliens and the fridge scene was complete bollocks and too far over the top. But on reflection, Raiders which I love so much has the Ark which is pure fantasy and perhaps even more rediculous than aliens. A magical box v the probability of other life forms in the universe.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    It's very tough because I appreciate the complexity

    by gmanca

    Yes, Rambo has shown to be an unstoppable force but it's been against people hiding behind weapons. You can only do so many films where Rambo is just mowing down guys before it becomes tedious. But the genius of this idea is that it's no more far out there than Jurassic Park. Imagine if Rambo was sent, instead of Michael Jeter and his crew to save that linolium dude's kid? In this case, it's genetic engineering by a military industrial complex, not some eccentric billionaire. And having the duality of a beast of a man, indoctrinated by his past, fighting with an altered beast of a man, who knows not of what he is but only what he senses is an awesome thought. The only problem that this proposed film has is that it might kill the franchise and prevent future Rambo films to make social commentary in spite of whatever minutiae is made over the action. Perhaps if it was known that, regardless of what outcome Rambo V has, a Rambo film about human trafficking or other atrocities will be made to continue the celluloid legacy of John Rambo.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Remember what we learned from Indy 4...

    by clone-o-mat

    ...sci fi is neither wanted nor welcome in a franchise in which it was never previously established! Think of a franchise as one long story...pretty weird to have a sci fi beast show up at the end of the movie about fighting terrorists and despots right? Same principle.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Rocky 7: Rocky fights Young CGI Rocky from the 1st

    by robertplant

    after Spocky (Spock and Rocky's descendent from the future) fucks Stephen Hawking's daughter and causes a rip in the space-time continuum. Travolta appears to exclaim "It's so weird" in full Grease gear. This will be one helluva crossover!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Notice how Sly deliberately doesn't mention

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Ninja Zombies.<p> Oh yeah, it's gonna be Rambo v: Ninja Zombies

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Listened to the voicemail

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    I'll watch it, but... I don't know about the monster thing. Yuo don't want the Universal Soldier-like nemesis? I'd way rather have that, done up as a mirror of what Rambo is, or at least what he used to be. Or something.<br> And please, please tell me that using a monster in the woods storyline isn't an excuse to PG-13ize Rambo. The whole Paul Worthless Shit Anderson argument about, "Oh, of course Alien vs. Predator is PG-13, it's monster on monster action so we can get away with a lot more!" Horseshit. That was neutered as a motherfucker.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Can we get a CG Arnold in this one?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST


    by Omar B

    Listened to the voice mail and I hear where he's going but I still don't buy it. I totally see where he's going with an actual beast in human form, a tiger in human skin who can kill and scrap and survive like a jungle carnivore (figuratively). A person even more feral and at home in the jungle than Rambo himself. I totally understand that Rambo seems to fit pretty well going up against a beast like himself but what I'm not seeing is how in the process we get to see Rambo himself mow down a couple hundred people? It sounds like a great forest/jungle cat and mouse game but I always liked the political implications of the other Rambos and the issues they highlighted. I guess he could make a great statement about human nature, some philosophical dissertation on what makes us more than that unthinking beast he describes.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    Somehow Stallone manages to make the story idea sound even worse. Say it with me folks: Rambo is about to jump the shark! Sad day. What the fuck is next? Rocky fighting Bigfoot in the ring?!? Fucking bullshit Stallone. We expect better than some cheesy sci-fi channel reject that has been done to fucking death. Grow a pair Stallone. 17 year old men and women sign up every day to go fight terrorists in real life. Have the guts to do it in a fucking movie. You know it's what everyone wants. And Rambo has ties to Afghanistan thanks to #3. Don't act like a big pussy Stallone, because I know you aren't. Fighting a neanderthal. What the fuck are you thinking!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Damn, I should be getting paid

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    First I get the pleasure of naming Water Shit Anderson and now I get Sly Stallone to leave a voice message by saying its gonna be like universal soldier.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Send Rambo back in Time to Scalp some Nazis

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure


  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    This direction is awesome

    by wilsonfisk89

    u pussies need to stop complaining, its in good hands

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    I loved the last movie

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    I just want somebody to kill the drug cartels in Mexico and who better than Rambo.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Haha Sly can sell me on anything!

    by sonnyfern

    That voicemail rocked. I'm down for anything the dude does!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Sly, check out this idea....

    by Jews4Jesus

    You're living the life in Arizona when you get abducted by aliens. You endure days of anal torture when you finally escape and shoot the almond eyed fuckers with their own laser guns! Must have ANAL FLASHBACKS! ANAL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    I'm talking about Rambo getting raped by aliens..

    by Jews4Jesus

    not Sly. Sly is actually a stand up guy.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST


    by Jews4Jesus

    as long as you bring back the sniper from the last movie, I'm sold. He was pretty bad ass. Here's an idea for the story.... Rambo should grease himself up with bacon grease and hang himself upside down as bait and as the creature approaches for the kill, Schoolboy takes it out from a mile away. Movie lasts 2 minutes but that's what I would do if I were Rambo. Except I would cover myself up in peanut butter.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST


    by SebastianHaff

    I'd still much rather see Rambo do something truly current, be it the Middle East or Mexican Border, but, well.... <p><br> Fucking Sly sold me. I just don't feel like he's trying to bullshit us. I don't feel like he's trying to pussy out and avoid the big issues. I think this is just the story he's most excited about. Guy sounds genuinely psyched to make this flick, and his enthusiasm, to me at least, is infectious. <br><p> I hate myself for being a pushover, but just like I was able to love Inglourious Basterds to fucking death even though it wasn't what QT promised us, I can dig Rambo Vs. Human Nature, so long as Sly's heart is in the right place. <p><br> Just for the love of God, take the material seriously, sir! Treat it with the maturity of Rocky Balboa and Rambo, which I've seen make fans out of people who don't even like Rocky and Rambo. You fucking rock, Sly.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    clone-o-mat: Well said.

    by Playkins

    Despite Sly's description, this still sounds like it leans pretty far into horror film directions.<P> People like seeing Rambo kill jerks and assholes. Thats why "First Blood" worked (OK, he didn't kill any) and it's why Rambo II worked. Rambo 4 was packed with douchebag Burmese guys, so it worked equally well.<P> As much as a creature of the Id sounds cool, it just doesn't sound like Rambo.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Yeah Sly that phone call Rocked!?!

    by MacReady452

    His phone call rocked? Jesus. Hey Sly that bowel movement ROCKED! Get a fucking grip everyone. It sounded like he just woke up.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    Rambo already jumped the shark when he became Superman in Rambo 3. Rambo 4 recaptured the magic of 1 & 2. That's why people like it so much. It's a kickback to those great Golan Globus action films of the 80s

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones is full of sifi shit by the way.

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST


    by SebastianHaff

    It is pretty awesome that Stallone watches movies like Forbidden Planet. And to take inspiration from it when crafting a Rambo flick, that's just the kind of fucked up weirdness I enjoy. I'm in.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST

    I don't see what's so out there about this concept.

    by Mystery Roach

    Sly is not referring to a literal beast. This is not some science-fiction monster. It is just a man who is the result of a military experiment (which could even be psychological in nature and not necessarily in the realm of sci-fi at all). He's someone who has been stripped of his humanity and left only with primal cunning and savagery... a creature with all the traits that make Rambo the perfect soldier, but none of the conscience or compassion. They are brothers in spirit, both products of the military training that fostered those traits... only in this case taken to the furthest extreme, forcing Rambo to confront (and possibly conquer?) those elements within himself.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Rambo Snaps

    by HideousSecretion

    And starts murdering hookers as he makes his way along America's back roads. Vanishing Point meets Silence of the Lambs. Rapes them with the fucking cleaver he made in the jungle. He finally gets nabbed and is thrown in prison. He takes to raping his cellmate while screaming "you drew first blood not me". Very Birdman of Alcatraz. Rambo escapes battling pissed off bigfoots trained by the military all the way to NY where he has a climactic final battle on top of the Statue of Liberty with the zombie girl from Nam he let die in #2. She screams "you promised to take me with you Rambo!!!" as magic eels shoot out of her pussy and attack. His experience raping hookers with his cleaver come in handy. See how i brought it full circle? Shades of Remo Williams and Lady Terminator. As the zombie bitch plummets to her death and we think its all over the aliens from Indy 4 show up and transport Rambo back to Nam and his only way home is to jump a sea full of shark all the way to the straight-to-video section.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion

    Billy Jack.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    Rambo 3 was more a victim of bad filmamking than him being superhuman. They simply thought they had to up the threat level from the last film. But it stil lfit in with Rambo cannon and he didn't do anything more outlandish than the first two. Frankly I think Stallone should stop making Rambo films. The last one was a great stopping point with a perfect ending. He finally made it home. Why fuck that up with beast soldiers, mexican cartels, or anything? If he wants to make a movie that has nothing to do with Rambo that's fine, just don't make it a Rambo film. It's the Zombie Halloween problem all over again.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Mystery Roach

    by CherryValance

    from the description it seemed more SciFi than just military training turning someone into a figurative monster. This sounded like experiments that turn someone into something not human. That's why it seems out there. Remember how Hurley thought that Smokey was a really pissed off giraffe? (I'm assuming you watch LOST). That's kinda what this sounded like, if Smokey was disembodied rage. Some kind of animalistic entity that was formerly human.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    ...then how do you explain the (horrible) 1-sheet linked in the article? <br> <br> Is that the sort of poster you'd expect to see from a deeply philosophical film about a man's struggle with his inner demons? <br> <br> Or is that what you'd expect to see on the box of the latest direct-to-video effort by Don Swayze and Billy Drago?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Global Warming

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Kills the shit out of it.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    I can say rat droppings.

    by MacReady452

    It doesn't mean I want to eat them.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Rambo VS Oprah

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Rambo VS A Jumping Shark

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Nice Remo reference MacReady

    by nomihs

    Well, actually it's Chuin (sp?) who says it, but it's from Remo know what I meant. <p> I think the fact that Sly even comes here and makes his presence known is truly kick-ass. He's making the action geek in me go crazy anytime he stops by. <p> Note to Sly: DO ANOTHER Q and A...PLEASE?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    I'm trying to wrap my head around what is happening here

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    HideousSecretion, in all probability being a sexless PS3 playing ubergeek just told fuckin RAMBO TO FUCKING GROW A PAIR!!! If I were Sly I'd know where to send my first fuckin bullet.<p> You fuckwits are acting like Rambo IV was high art. Even the first film was a schlockky by-the-numbers kickass action film. If you queers don't like Rambo III then thats your fuckin problem. Frankly I fucking love that film. <p> "Whats that?" <p> "A blue light" <p> "What does it do?" <p> "It turns blue" <p>

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    I'm trying to wrap my head around what is happening here

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    HideousSecretion, in all probability being a sexless PS3 playing ubergeek just told fuckin RAMBO TO FUCKING GROW A PAIR!!! If I were Sly I'd know where to send my first fuckin bullet.<p> You fuckwits are acting like Rambo IV was high art. Even the first film was a schlockky by-the-numbers kickass action film. If you queers don't like Rambo III then thats your fuckin problem. Frankly I fucking love that film. <p> "Whats that?" <p> "A blue light" <p> "What does it do?" <p> "It turns blue" <p>

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    it's so much more fun when people get it;) We all know Stallone will do whatever he wants with this. We are just passing the time with speculation. In Stallone we trust.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Rambo V: Teasle Strikes Back

    by Mystery Roach

    Oh, and if we are returning to where it all began, please bring back Dennehy. I would be fascinated to see how those characters interacted if they had to work together after all this time. Of course, that might seem a bit forced... especially with Black Ops involved, but perhaps they would need some sort of liason to the local government or something. Anyway, chances are if he shows up it will only be a cameo... but those scenes usually feel more forced to me than if you just let him be part of the story.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Just dont listen to the people on this site..

    by quantize

    never do what people proclaiming to be your fans say...they're too involved in it to know what the fuck a good story is...the man delivered a kick ass movie last time..gotta go with HIS instincts..not the bunch of malfunctioning dweebs here

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    so nice i read it twice

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    You guys are nuthin but a bunch of slack-jawed faggotts

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    that is all. Sly for Guvernator!!!!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Yeah Sly, fuck these chumps

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    most probably weren't born when you made the third Rambo. In Sly we trust.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    it's hard to suck dick with a slack-jaw

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    naah its probably easier

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    it goes down like a duck, no gag reflex

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    just like yo mamma

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    by HideousSecretion

    The only "sexless ubergeeks" are the 10yr old douches who slam particular video game consoles. You sound like some junior high bitch. Go lick Stallone's scrotum some more. To a nice sheen. Then go play your wii fucktard.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    here fishy fishy

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    thats not really sucking though

    by MacReady452

    the gagging is the best part virgin. It wrenches down on your cock.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    Flava Flav's crack-flavored jizz oozing out of the open wound that is Bridgitte Nielson's vag is a real Hideous Secretion.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Battling your primitive self

    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    The voicemail makes it even more surreal. I can't wait, this is going to be awesome.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    I assumed the image on the poster was a representation...

    by Mystery Roach

    ...of the primal rage within both Rambo and his adversary. I admit that I could be completely off base, but that's my interpretation anyway. I'm not saying it will be deeply philosophical, but surely Stallone is capable of utilizing some basic metaphor.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    HideousSecretion, dude that was gross

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I cannot get that image out of my head, Flav's sperm are all wearing viking helmets right???

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Rambo gets raped alongside Indy, Mclane, Riggs

    by Tarl_Cabot

    Sly, this is 100% prevetable. Do the Mexico story instead.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    excuse me guys whilst I go and find me another scrotum

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Sly's is now too clean, I need to move on....

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    And big alarm clocks

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    No More

    by HideousSecretion

    And AIDS

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    I drop the "V" bomb we turn tail and run? I win:)

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    that boy was swimming in the shark tank

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Thank you for reading Sly!

    by rock_n_roll_jesus

    It's nice to know that the guy actually reads this shit. I'll give you my hard earned cash for your primal beast in the forest Rambo. It will probably be fun to watch once. But just for the record, I'd rather see a movie about the Rambo that gave that amazing monologue at the end of First Blood. Remember that guy? That film still has thrills and emotional impact. The sequels were cartoons. But doing a story about re-integrating into society (a-la first blood) would only make you a couple thousand and be really hard to get made so fuck it go fight a monster in the woods. You'll get my money regardless:P

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    You people are fucking stupid

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    Seriously, you people are dumb as shit. HE'S NOT TALKING ABOUT A LITERAL "ANIMAL." He's saying that the soldier he'll be hunting HAS THE ATTRIBUTES OF A "FERAL BEAST." No wonder other directors don't get involved with you people. You're all a bunch of fucking clowns! Stallone, you'll have to excuse them. They were obviously dropped on their heads.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    You talkbackers are morons

    by torgosPizza

    What are you guys talking about - Universal Soldier? Or Rambo "is LITERALLY fighting himself because he's completely lost his shit?" I have to say, these are some of the stupidest fucking comments I have ever read on here. For all the bitching you guys do, one would think you'd have better reading comprehension. I am interested in the premise, and until the movie is in front of me on the big screen, I'll continue to look forward to it, instead of making myself look like a retard by shooting my mouth off about shit of which I haven't a clue.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    If Rambo really IS fighting something like that image...

    by Mystery Roach

    ...then I completely understand the skepticism. That would very difficult if not impossible to pull off in a realistic way, and is definitely not the movie I would be interested in seeing. That just isn't the impression I got from Harry and Sly's descriptions. Besides, why would you call in Rambo to catch a dog. That's pretty damn ridiculous. I can't help but think Stallone's got better sense than that.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    A voicemail from Sly?

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Oh great, now we'll never understand what it's about. Just kidding Mr. Stallone. I love you mucho!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST


    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    It's not about a damn beast!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion


  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Thank you Bunny for backing me up...

    by Mystery Roach

    I was beginning to question my own reasoning. I've been awake for a very long time and thought maybe I could be having some lapse in perception, but no... now I'm sure my initial assessment was correct. It's pretty simple to grasp, really. I don't know how far the movie will go in playing up the metaphor, but obviously that's what he's going for.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Rambo VS Beast from X-Men

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    The tuberculosis-laden phlegm the illegal alien cook spits into your food at your favorite restaurant is the real Hideous Secretion.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    I'm Super Serial

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    fuck he's hard to understand

    by mynemaborat

    would have prefered a transcribe

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Super Serial Indeed

    by HideousSecretion

    The crusty jizz Al Gore leaves on the mirror as he watches himself beat off is the real Hideous Secretion.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Please don't make this...

    by duluoztripping

    This is going to be a shitty, shitty, franchise killing movie. Rambo and Rocky were alright, they cashed in on a bit of the nostalgia for the characters, and at the same time were mildly entertaining and enjoyable. This though, this sounds so fucking hokey and derivative... Rambo fights his worst nightmare... himself. Or maybe just some animal that is like his primitive self or something. That's really the best you could come up with? What was your pitch? "Ummm so you know like in that movie fight Club? The dude fights an evil version of himself? You never saw it? Not even once? OK, well, in Spiderman 3... so ya know how Venom is like the evil manifestation of Spider Man, well it's just like that except it's Rambo... and it's more like he's fighting a "feral animal" like a werewolf maybe, did you ever see Dog Soldiers? Yeah... totally, just like that... but with less gay dancing than Spiderman 3." This idea is so dumb. I would rather you remake Rambo 3.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Sylvester, please do your POE biopic instead

    by BenBraddock

    I can understand the creative appeal of taking Rambo into another genre, but a monster movie? Don't destroy the beautiful ending you gave us with "John Rambo". Let it go! It's time for you to give the world that Poe movie it has been waiting and waiting for!!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Make Rhinestone 2 Instead

    by HideousSecretion

    Cause Dolly Parton's humongous juggs would be a better villain than any of the shit you've been talking about Stallone.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Let´s see what´s worked so far..

    by JoeHungg

    What´s been the best Rambo scenes so far? First Blood: The entire movie, but in particular, the stalking and elimination of Dennhy and his minions. (Ps. If Dennehy could come back as a cyborg, I´ll pay to see the movie ten times in the theater) Rambo II: Hunting and stalking the russians. (It would be really, really sick to get a kick out of the torture scene.......) Rambo III: Selfsurgery in the cave and killing russians hand-to-hand in the cells and the cave. Rambo IV: Ehm, Rambo regards shooting a handful a guys in the head as the most natural thing in the world if you want to survive. Ripping a guys throat out with your bare hands. (Ps. mistake: NOT having Rambo ripping Julie Benz clothes of underneath a waterfall and showing her his "jungle-muscle"..) So in conclusion: More hunting and stalking and trapping. Less drones of armyguys being moved down with a machinegun. The reason Predator works so well (and Rambo V is of course NOT Predator, just the same setings) is because we get to know and care for the characters before the mayhem starts. Use the usual first twenty minutes for that, then give us and an hour and ten minutes more of kickass cinema. You could also change the antagonist into a crazy family of trappers. Having lived and hunted animals and people in the forest for over a century. Then they come across Rambo who´s there to get some god damn peace and quiet, but alas, no such thing. He has to kill em all first! Or maybe this is why I´m not making a living writing scripts..? What do you guys think?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    The tears that come out of Stallone when he wakes up in the morning in his giant mansion in his bed full of supermodels and is still saddened by what we've written in this talk back are the real Hideous Secretion.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Jungle Muscle Fantasies

    by HideousSecretion

    Wasn't the last gay porn Harry rented?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Rambo VS the freaks from Wrong Turn

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Posts before and after Rocky 6

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I still remember it consicely prior to Rocky 6 coming out it was "Rocky to fight cardiac arrest while his face slides off." and now... only 3 years later "AWESOME!!!!"

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Bring on the carnage!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Rambo V will make Wrong Turn

    by MacReady452

    look like Wrong Turn 2

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    I'd love to see the poster for that

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Yes Cherry, I do watch LOST...

    by Mystery Roach

    ...but I am still refraining from seriously entertaining any theories about Smokey (besides... that debate is still about five months away and I'm trying not to think too much about it at the moment, lest my obsessive nature get the better of me). <P> <P> Anyway, I get what you're saying but perhaps you're being a bit too literal minded in interpreting the imagery and information given. I think Harry colored people's interpretations of what they were reading by having the phrase science fiction in the headline. People read that and their thoughts automatically jump to the most outlandish scenario. There is probably a science fiction element to this movie, but just in that the military isn't doing these kinds of experiments for real (as far as we know, although no military experiments would really surprise me). I suppose there could be some genetic engineering involved, but even that concept doesn't predicate a full body transformation.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    These youngins get all wet and spout out something...

    by DavidDunn

    quick. They are trying to be fun and cute to their other cute talkbackers by saying a new fresh line that they hope will catch on and maybe one day make a headline. Mr. Stallone, please do not base your filmmaking decisions and artistic ideas on these idiots. They are not the people you look for when you want a tough actor who can still take a hit or jump on some jagged ground to make a cool action scene. Those people are still out there, trust me. Good luck my friend.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion

    Randy Couture's Balls. He is the genetically altered super warrior Mystery Roach refers to. Couture swings his hairy bean bag around like the eyeball alien in Big Man Japan. All joking aside, we all know Stallone has his jungle muscle primed for Couture. Because every fucking movie has an MMA guy in it nowadays. Why not just have Tyler Mane wear his Sabretooth costume from the first X-Men movie? Cause there's no way this pile of rancid feces is getting any worse.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    We didn't hear the beginning of the phone call

    by MacReady452

    It started.."Harry you dumb ass you completely gave everyone the wrong impression about this masterwork I'm crafting...". Mr Stallone I know you've wasted your whole day and you have made it down here to personally read the 1,752 post on this talkback. I love your balls.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion

    Polar Bears. Because Polar bears are the fiercest killers in the animal kingdom.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    I'm Laughing At You Stallone

    by HideousSecretion

    Because you've been so good lately and now you're about to take big wet dump on it all with this bullshit idea. I really hope this is some elaborate joke you set up with AICN because I truly believe you're too smart to make what sounds like pure dreck that would go straight-to-video. I'm pleading with you to not make another Rambo film. I love them, but honestly the last one ended his story where it should. Let the old warrior rest. He's earned it.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Vampires......In Space!!

    by thelordofhell

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:52 a.m. CST

    I admit the dark reflection idea is a bit of a cliche...

    by Mystery Roach

    ...But for Rambo I think it will work. It's a simple but effective concept that makes for a good action scenario as well as rich subtextual content (for a Rambo movie that is). I'm probably playing up the metaphorical aspects of it too much anyway. I'm sure that stuff will be there if you look for it, but even on the surface the idea of Rambo tracking and hunting a single prey is exciting to me. I like that the series will have come full circle, and I like Rambo having to use his stealth, cunning and survival skills, which were mostly missing from the last movie.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Rambo VS Britney Spears C section scar

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Just bring back Julia Nickson

    by thelordofhell

    She was pistol hot in Rambo: First Blood Part II, and she's still hot today. Can't believe she was married to David Soul.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST

    They should bring back

    by MacReady452

    the whole VC squad he slaughtered too.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:11 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion

    Gremlins. Rambo fed the bastards after midnight.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    can't wait sly!!!

    by billyhitchcock

    do it. do it, do it! hideoussecretion, Rambo didn't have to come back and be as successful as it was, why do you automatically believe this will fail? just because the plot may slightly enter sci-fi it automatically has to be b-movie tripe? wrong. sly, i'm going to go watch Rambo again right now. can't wait for The Expendables and good luck with this too.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST


    by Mystery Roach

    I didn't refer to a genetically altered super warrior. I said he is the result of an experiment gone wrong which could be psychological in nature or possibly involve genetics. The methods are irrelevant. The result is a human who is primitively savage but still very intelligent.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    When you're done lubing up for Mr. Stallone realize that Rambo 1-4 were not sci-fi in any way shape or form. Why take one of the greatest action movie characters ever and thrust him into either a bad sci-fi plot or some cheesy convoluted Psych 101 metaphor for Rambo battling his darker impulses. In First Blood Rambo is just going home, but he can't. And not just cause of the cops. He has too much black shit inside. It takes 4 films of killing to get him home. And now Stallone wants to force him back out on the lonely road for more killing. Besides being heartbreaking, why bestial soldier? Why not Islamic terrorists? Why not Mexican Cartels? Why not the genocides against innocent people, usually christian, around the world? Why not fight the human slave trade? Why not fight street crime? Rambo doesn't fight Weapon X. Rambo fights injustice. And super beast predator soldiers aren't really meeting that theme of injustice. Rambo may be good at killing, but he loathes it and that part of himself. He was finally able to make peace with that part. What could possible drag him away from that to fight some military screw up? And why does Rambo need to face his dark self when he already faced it, accepted it and made peace with it in the last film? It's redundant and lame.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Why a Rambo hunter?

    by lestat1975x

    We really need a Rambo hunter? He lives in a ranch in Arizona now, maybe he's happy to spend some years with his old father, maybe he could have a girlfriend or a wife and a daughter, finally war and violence are far from his life but somentimes happens to the persons he loves between Arizona and Mexico and he's compelled to fight again: his home becomes the new battlefield and he is ready to rediscover his indian origin... This is the best and logical plot for Rambo 5, respects continuity and character's nature and a offers a new point of view of the saga...Please Sly, forgets the other stupid plot...

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    I don't care if it's psychology, genetics or a wish from a genie. In the end it will end up being some jacked up MMA guy and Stallone running through the woods trying to gank each other. That doesn't sound entertaining, interesting or remotely challenging for Rambo. He's taken on Armies and won. He eats shit that makes a billy goat puke. He kept his pimp hand strong. And now he gets to face a primitive savage ? How does a neanderthal man pose a serious threat against a man who single-handedly takes down choppers and towns full of national guardsmen?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Rambo goes full retard

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    But the poster IS pretty bad.

    by Mystery Roach

    Decent concept, poor execution. The teeth are really the problem. I'm sure it was thrown together rather quickly just to have a presence at the TFF, and maybe create a little bit of VERY early pre-release buzz. Not sure it's really going have the desired effect though.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    That's about the same Sly...

    by TraumReiter

    ...told me on the phone. Go on Mr Stallone. Don't justify your decisions for some stupid fanboys. Bring it on! Will the sniper be back?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Hideous Secretion

    by Mystery Roach

    The question isn't whether he poses a serious threat to Rambo, but whether Rambo poses a serious threat to him. Rambo is the only person even remotely suited to hunt him because he has all of Rambo's skills plus the advantage of a lack of conscience or civilized behavior. He is a totally unrestrained incarnation of the instinct and intellect that Rambo possesses, and has used to survive and thrive in a hunter/hunted environment so many times before.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion

    G'Mork. Cause that's who is on the one sheet behind Rambo. "Come for me G'Mork I AM Stallone!"

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    So you'd be Interested in Watching

    by HideousSecretion

    Rambo hunt Stephen Hawking? If it isn't a challenge then what the fuck makes up the other 110 minutes after Rambo spends 10 beating Enemy Predator Beast to death with his own hip bone? Is he going to make another knife for an hour? Maybe a fork and spoon? For their to be drama there has to be challenge. There has to be a threat. A conflict. As I said, Rambo already beat the inner conflict and as you said this MMA dude is no match for Rambo. So what? Do the trees come alive and attack like in the last Shymalaladingoatemybabyalan move? That would be like A New Hope and Darth Vader is a pussy and the death star is made of tin foil. Not an interesting movie.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    RAMBO vs our worst Nightmare...

    by travis-dane

    count me in.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    I have to admit...

    by Mystery Roach

    ...I'm a bit surprised at how vehemently I am defending this movie. I mostly like Sly's recent output, although I have virtually no interest in the expendables at this point. Rambo is a character that is close to my heart though... and I just think this story could provide some interesting character development if done correctly.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    I'd rather sly go to belarus and stop some some human traffickin

    by ironic_name

    not mexico or america, who cares about american girls, make it about one man destroying the sex slave trade in belgium or slovakia.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST


    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    I am in awe at how dumb you people are. Werewolves? When the FUCK did anyone mention werewolves? I have no problem with people questioning Stallone if they've actually taken the time to understand what the idea is, but you people are just fucking retarded. It's pretty fucking clear that this isn't a movie about a monster or a werewolf or whatever stupid shit you people think it's going to be about. Haven't you people ever heard of a METAPHOR? The "feral beast" is a metaphor for what the guy will be like that Rambo is hunting in the woods. I know I keep repeating myself here, but that's because fucktards keep intentionally repeating misinformation after you've been discredited. STOP IT. The fucking movie isn't literally about Rambo chasing a creatuer through the forest. Seriously, get a fucking clue, you clowns.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion

    Salacious Crumb

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    as long as rambo doesn't try to fuck with OLEG he'll be fine!

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    and stop some real human trafficking

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    a harpers island

    by emeraldboy

    24 season seven scenario. movie opens with rambo on trial on us soil.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Bunny Nibbler

    by HideousSecretion

    Go look at the one sheet with a giant wolf on it. Then go buy a clue. And it's a pretty gay metaphor.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion

    Kanye West. Cause he loves Fish Sticks.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    I never said it wouldn't be a challenge.

    by Mystery Roach

    My point was that this dude is more than a match for Rambo. He's everything Rambo is and more. But he isn't after Rambo. Rambo is after him. He is in Rambo's situation from First Blood, except that he is a ruthless killer with no conscience while Rambo just wanted to be left alone. Now Rambo basically has to hunt a more cunning and deadly version of himself. I can't imagine a greater challenge.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST


    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    Hey, idiot - do you REALLY think stallone's idea is to have Rambo chasing around a "giant wolf"? Do you REALLY think that's his idea? OR, do you think maybe, just maybe, the "giant wolf" in the picture is a METAPHOR for something? Like, say.... the .... wait for it..... here it comes..... ENEMY'S ANIMAL INSTINCT?!?! Now, go get some common sense, you fucking toolbag.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    Stalking a single dude for two hours? If the new direction Stallone wanted to take Rambo was sleep-aid he succeeds. I understand what you're saying, and see how on its own it could be a good movie, but it doesn't fit in the Rambo cannon and it doesn't make sense for Rambo to be out hunting Super Soldier. I'm not saying this movie is a guaranteed piece of shit, but from what little we have, it isn't looking good. And as a fan of Rambo I'd hope Stallone would either crank it to eleven or leave it be.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    "Crank it to eleven"

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    In other words, have Rambo running through the jungle, killing 500 people for two hours. AGAIN.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    I thought he cranked it pretty damn high in the last one.

    by Mystery Roach

    Do you seriously think he is going to top the action or carnage in Rambo(IV)? Personally, First Blood is my favorite (despite serious nostalgia for Part II). I would much rather Rambo get back to his roots at this point in the series and come full circle to the other side of where he was before, then to keep trying to top the previous installment... which is what led to Part III.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Bunny Scrotum Nibbler

    by HideousSecretion

    If the best idea Stallone could come up with is a wolf as metaphor he needs to hang it up and go live out his golden years free of the shame that will be Rambo 5. I get what the wolf is a metaphor for, and as I said its gay. It's such obvious and meaningless symbolism and Stallone should be ashamed. And my point was that you went into some crazed Perez Hilton hysterics about how you couldn't get why people were mentioning wolves and werewolves. If you really couldn't draw a parallel between their comments and the wolf poster you need to hang it up and go live out your puberty without the shame that will be your talk back career.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Why not Inglourious Basterds.... in Afghanistan-style?

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    "Return to Afghanistan." Remember that final shot of the Basterds blowing away Hitler? Let's see Rambo doing that to Bin Laden. I would pay to see that 10 times over. A thousand times over above seeing Rambo vs. Wolfman.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    And yes

    by HideousSecretion

    Rambo killing 500 innocent American citizens will really maintain his beloved icon status in American culture. Jack ass.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with obvious symbolism?

    by Mystery Roach

    This is Rambo we are talking about after all.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    Oh he cranked it in the last one. But what is he going to do on American soil? He can't kill the civies. He has either one super soldier enemy (boring) or many (boring after he kills the first one). What's left? Scumbag cops? Reckless military. Why not just remake First Blood if he's going to fall back on those old ideas. That's why I'm pushing for different location. That way there are plenty of scumbags to kill. Here's the paradox. Stallone has to keep the intensity at the same level as the last one. Stallone can't have that level of intensity in the woods or an American city.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST

    it's wrong

    by HideousSecretion

    When it's a big gay wolf behind a screen cap of Rambo 4. The poster is a pile of horse shit. It's why I think this is all a hoax.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    How was the intensity level in Predator?

    by Mystery Roach

    That's the basic scenario. I'm sure the Black Ops guys are there to be picked off one by one like Rambo would have done to the cops in First Blood if he had gone completely over the edge. Also, there is a lot of intensity that could be mined from Rambo's internal conflicts as he hunts the representation of his own darkest nature.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST


    by HideousSecretion

    I'm still pushing for Rhinestone 2. I love me some huge Dolly Parton tits. I'd motorboat those puppies all day long. Have a good night/day yo scruffy looking nerf herders. Keep the hate alive.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    ******RAMBO vs HULK**********

    by omega_786

    WHat an awesome comic book this would be. Written by Sale/Loeb and art done by Romita Jr.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    The kills don't have to come from Rambo

    by Mystery Roach

    If I remember correctly, he only kills one guy in the first movie. The rest of the time he's just being clever and sneaky and staying one step ahead of his pursuers (and occasionally giving them something to remember him by).

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    This movie is still 2 years away

    by Mystery Roach

    That poster isn't really official artwork, just a quick mock-up to have something to take to the Toronto Film Festival. It gets the point across though, as long as you don't take it literally.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Some of you guys have been

    by Madcapper

    spending a lot of time on this TB since the news broke out. Why you feel a new Rambo movie is worth so much typing, I do not understand. But then again, I've dropped in now and then too. Well, Rambo kicked ass in the old days, no doubt. No matter how this new stuff turns out, we'll still have First Blood. And to all of you guys and gals talking about Ramboverse continuity: You need to cool your fucking jets, and remember that this is a RAMBO movie.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    What the fuck? Stallone - what are you thinking?!

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    This is an insane genre jump and one that will ruin the name of 'Rambo'.<p>This is James Bond suddenly fighting time-travelling aliens.<p>This is Robin Hood suddenly fighting Dracula.<p>This is Rocky suddenly fighting Wolverine.<p>This is a potential shark jumping moment.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Madcapper, I have no idea what I'm doing here.

    by Mystery Roach

    I've already posted more in this talkback than any other and maybe even all others combined in the entire 7 years I've been visiting this site. This is nowhere near my most anticipated movie in that time or really at any time in the future. My only explanation is that I haven't slept in a few days and I'm in a bit of a daze that I haven't been able to break out of.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST


    by Madcapper

    I know exactly what you mean. I've been wondering about the same thing you see, and I can't seem to find a satisfying answer. And I have been sleeping soundly. I must be slightly insane. This is one of the relative few TBs I've actually written in over the years, and it seems it was fuckin' John Rambo who made me bother. Not District9 TBs, Inglorious TBs or Avatar TBs, but the RAMBO TB. Strange days....

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Sly's the man!

    by m_reporter

    Saw First Blood 1 and 2 last night, man Sly was so great in the first one. And the 2nd one is a great fun to watch every time, just balls out fun. His idea for Rambo 5 sounds very interesting, mostly cause it's so different than previous Rambo movie scenarios.<p> And thank you Sly for taking your time to share with the fans, know that we appreciate it (don't mind the people that bitch around, they only do it for attention)! Wish you all the best with The Expendables, Rambo 5 and every other project you got in the works (make Poe happen!).

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    my poster idea <br> <br>

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST

    oleg cranks it to 21

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Not much to say now. I wish you the best, Sly.

    by JuanSanchez

    Thanks for taking the time to talk to us.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs. CGI WereBigfoot???

    by Sal_Bando

    Think about it. Kevin Spacey would be good casting I'm thinkin'...

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    So, long or short hair for this one?

    by JuanSanchez

    My guess is long since Sly already seems to be growing it out in The Expendables.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    We love you Sly!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Hey Sly, would you sponsor me?

    by Chakraborty

    I'm running the NYC marathon in November to raise money for cancer research and since I've never run a marathon and can only run 12 miles as of now, I'm watching the Rocky 4 training montage on a regular basis to inspire me during my training. If you, or the talkbackers, would like to make a donation, you can visit my donor page below. Much appreciated. <p>

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    It's Hunter, folks

    by CrotchTartar

    This idea is one Sly's had the option to film for years. It's based on J Byron Huggin's book-written with Sly in mind. If you read it, Sly's character is very Rambo-like. Expert tracker etc etc....could be a great flick...

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Not right

    by adnuk68

    Sly, either do Hunter as Nathanial or bring rambo back to a closer version of First Blood. Not a remake of First Blood, but more the same feeling. Like You did with Balboa. exploding arrows is as sci-fi as Rambo shoulde go. I think you will loose people. But you always whistled past the grave yard at midnight so maybe you see something we don't. Good Luck! (Mike, from The Victors)

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    You've already done this. Beasts like these?

    by jack_effing_bauer

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Shame on anyone who says there doesn't need to be

    by beane2099

    anymore Rambo movies! First off, Rambo IV was the best Rambo ever! For that matter, Rocky Balboa was damn near the best Rocky ever, too(IV is still on top for me). I'll keep seein' em even if he's 75. And as for Sly and Arnold ever doing a full movie together, I say wait 20 years and then do a remake of Grumpy Old Men ... with guns.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Tackling Mexican drug cartels is far more compelling

    by The Grug

    As a premise. But it shouldn't be the US Govt. sending Rambo in, he should be tramping through Mexico when he suddenly gets caught up the cartel violence (street urchin kid he meets gets killed in the crossfire or something along those lines). Then Rambo takes it on himself to bring the bastards down, scavenging from his surroundings to rain down vengeance on the bad guys. Lots of possibilities right there. I can go into more detail...

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST


    by ABking

    Sly is this your chance of combinning James Byron Huggins's HUNTER with RAMBO? Is that how you got this idea?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

    would be pretty cool.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Oh not more friends again. Rambo's best solo.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Hmmmmmm, I'm torn.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I really watned to see Rambo back home, getting back into the real world, getting back tog ether with his dad, and then all of s sudden getting sucked into the human trafficking thing. And damn Sly references Forbidden Planet. That is so cool. Great refence on a classic Sly. All movie geeks must see Forbidden Planet

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Sounds like an extreme version of Man VS Himself

    by ED2D2

    Or at least a feral savage version of himself. The version of who he could have been with the human part of him removed. This might be an interesting premise for a RAMBO movie. RAMBO versus the ultimate version of himself. It'll be tricky to pull it off, but Sly has surprised me in the past.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Some people are never happy I guess

    by beane2099

    It seems that there are some real Eyores on this site that just want to piss and moan about every movie ever whether it's been made or not. Good God. I gets excited about my movies too, but Lord-a-mighty. I highly doubt this is going to be about a werewolf (do people really think that?), and ya know what, if it is, so the hell what? I'll see that too. And if that makes me stupid, well then let me be stupid, and you (the smart guy) gets to have one over on me. The guy throws us a bone, and evryone gets all Sheila about a metaphor and starts making with the vitriol and what not. Rambo is a story with a large psychological component. All 4 movies have had this element about them. So why is this suddenly an issue? Mind you this post probably sounds more rage filled than it is. It's more of a low key observation. And also, I wasn't kidding. Grumpy Old Men... with guns.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST


    by savagedave

    Same. Good luck dude. My last time was 4:21, in 2006.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST


    by ABking

    ALL 4 RAMBO movies have been great so far. Don't make this one go so far as to be too out there in SCI-FI land. We need some reality. BE CAREFUL SLY.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    My poster concept

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    "The Watchman" by Chris Ryan

    by pearlanddean

    Similar plot but the super-soldier is an ex-SAS assassin who was stitched up in a botched undercover operation. He's killing off everyone who was involved and they bring in another SAS guy to track him down. That said, Sly's idea sounds better but read the book anyway.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    by lestat1975x

    A "one on one match" between Rambo and this crazy killer with no more enemies to kill or hurt is too much different from the original concept of Rambo saga: I am opened to a "new direction" but please, give me a Rambo movie with action, guns, traps, a lot of enemines a real reason to fight for, not a Predator/The Hunted/The Fugitive boring mix.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Not the right idea for a Rambo movie

    by lestat1975x

    A "one on one match" between Rambo and this crazy killer with no more enemies to kill or hurt is too much different from the original concept of Rambo saga: I am opened to a "new direction" but please, give me a Rambo movie with action, guns, traps, a lot of enemines a real reason to fight for, not a Predator/The Hunted/The Fugitive boring mix.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Get David Morrell to come up with the story

    by johnnyg korrupt

    Enough said

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Schoolboy was awesome. Just putting that out there.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Sly please make Rocky 7

    by johnnyg korrupt

    Yes Balboa was the most fitting way to end it all but we can't get enough. Please, pretty please make another one just for your fans. It doesn't have to be grounded in reality, we will accept Rocky Balboa was the true ending, we all just want some more Rocky. Cheesier the better. How bout your son takes over your mantle and gets killed in the ring by the screen villain and of course you vow revenge and train for a comeback. Training montage over some new Survivor and you got a winner. Please Sly make it happen. I don't wanna have to wait for the inevitable Rocky remake starring whatever up and comer, despite you giving your blessing to the douchebag

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Obama please bring back Seinfeld and Twin Peaks!

    by johnnyg korrupt

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Excellent Direction to take the Series

    by Hufu Man

    I think if Sly handled it right and made a picture as good as the last 'Rambo' flick, he could really refresh and revitalize the series. Rambo IV kicked ass, and I think it's fair to expect great things from Sly, espically with such a cool, engaging premise. I've actually been discussing this on my horror/sci-fi blog, Monsters, Mutants and Aliens, recently. Check it out at:

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Hey Sly

    by darrenspool

    Why is there a beast again? Why the experiments with DNA? If you could link it to a military project like using super soliders to go after Iraq or Bin Laden, and then turn it on its head and have Rambo chase the beast as if it was a mistake... I just think you need to avoid the genre switch.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Guys - the bin Laden thing is so stupid.

    by JuanSanchez

    It just doesn't work to have fictional characters take out real life people who will be alive after the film comes out. Sly is very smart to keep Rambo out of Afghanistan and Iraq - it would fee exploitative.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Sly's just carrying his own ACTION torch...

    by nomihs

    See, since there's nobody else in film today that can't do a good straight up action flick, Stallone is giving us ACTION junkies our fix. With Rambo 4, The Expendables, and now Rambo 5, he's doing for us now, what he did for us 20 years ago. <p> Sly, forget doing POE or whatever else other guys (or girls) want you to do. DO ACTION!!! Nobody else in Hollywood can do it. Keep that torch burning brightly. <p> Side Note: Statham, Couture, Austin , and Crews PLEASE take note that Stallone is giving you the option, by being in The Expendables, to step up and take his Action Torch. <p> This Country deserves a better class of Action Star...and Sly's gonna give it to 'em.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    defintion of feral--sounds like fuckin RAMBO VS TARZAN

    by damiz707

    A feral child (feral, wild, or undomesticated) is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, and has no (or little) experience of human care, loving or social behavior, and, crucially, of human language.[1] Some feral children have been confined by people (usually their own parents); in some cases this child abandonment was due to the parents' rejection of a child's severe intellectual or physical impairment. Feral children may have experienced severe child abuse or trauma before being abandoned or running away. Others are alleged to have been brought up by animals; some are said to have lived in the wild on their own. Just over one hundred incidents have been reported in English.[2] When completely brought up by animals, the feral child exhibits behaviors (within physical limits) almost entirely like those of the particular care-animal, such as its fear of or indifference to humans. The term Mowgli Syndrome has been applied. These cases have been investigated by researchers and scientists in the fields of psychology and sociology.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by damiz707

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Sly should do action for five more years...

    by JuanSanchez

    then he should move into mystery, where he's a detective or cop who doesn't have to constantly beat people up. He can do those movies on and off with passion directing projects like Poe.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    How the hell is Harry too busy that a phone call from Stallone g

    by IndyCollector

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by Mastastic

    So much speculation...go read the synopsis. I guess he plans on not making the movie based on the novel...because its so much like the premise of this movie that its not even funny.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Sly, don't get sucked into these TB's

    by S-Mart shopper

    'cause you'll never make it out the same person.<p>However, you should get blackbox access.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Read the Amazon Reviews of Hunter

    by Action Hero

    I believe this is what Sly is going for. Could be risky, since the subject matter isn't very believeable. The action is what saves it, though according to the reviews.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Human Traffiking Idea for sale; ONLY $1,000

    by Joey_Redballs

    I will write up a complete treatment (my talkback ideas were just concepts and scenes) for only ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. There HDTVs at Walmart that cost more than that! I will sign my life away on the story for $1,000 and a story credit. As in you can add your ideas, making it your own thing. Then have someone else write the script. Credits=Script by Johnny Whomever based on a story by Sylvester Stallone and My Real Name. Of course buying my treatment in no way commits you to making the movie. You would just own the story idea, I'd have one thousand dollars, and if it never got made it would be too bad\so sad. I'd get over it. Harry Knowles should be able to look up my e-mail address in member profiles. I am not a kid; just a man looking for an opportunity\story credit.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    sly plz make rob schneider rambos sidekick.

    by alice 13


  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I'll admit, I wasn't entirely sold on this concept

    by solanine

    until I heard Sly's voicemail. If it does delve deeper into the exploration of the conscious vs. subconscious and free will vs. instinct, I think it could turn out well. I'm not too worried though, if it's half as mind blowingly awesome as Rambo, I'll be happy. I'm not sure who said it originally, but I did like the idea of the Blackwater-like mercenary story as well.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Alright, after that voicemail

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    I can't freaking wait. Sly knows exactly what he is doing, and that is all that matters to me. Let's do this.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by Tadej

    In Sly we trust

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Sly optioned Hunter, so maybe he can take bits of it for Rambo 5

    by JuanSanchez

    I'd much rather he just do a Hunter movie and not get Rambo involved, though.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    The "Soldier" IS HIMSELF!!!!

    by christonomist

    Why are so few people getting this?? It's not that the feral killing machine guy is just a metaphor for Rambo himself, he IS RAMBO HIMSELF. It's the Fight Club/Identity twist again. We know John's a little Nam-crazy, and Sly said the villian is "YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE". Hmmm.... where have we heard those words before?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Could be a suped up Rambo clone.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Sly...

    by christonomist

    Sorry if we're ruining a twist you're trying to conceal. It would have to be annoying for the people on your side to be the ones spoiling the thing. Oh, and you're awesome.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    We were against the last Rambo film too..

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>Remember that? We all said Sly was too old, that it was stupid to go back to the jungle again and that it was a retarded idea to have Rambo in a team of mercenaries. And look how that turned out! I really want to trust that Sly is way ahead of us on this one and it's going to be an amazing film.</p><p>Though I STILL think the cartel idea and the Rambo as an inner-city bum who goes berserk on a street gang ideas are more compelling.</p>

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I was always for the last Rambo - even back in the late 90's

    by JuanSanchez

    when it was gonna be a Dimension movie.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Stallone is officially the coolest person in Hollywood

    by Turd Furgeson

    Dude is just cool. Totally understands that keeping your finger on the pulse these days means reading TB's and being involved in the community of fans. He totally gets it, and I'm impressed. Keep it up Sly, i'll keep buying tickets to whatever you're attached to.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Hideous Douche bag

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    You should learn how to read, asshole. I said I didn't understand why people are saying that RAMBO WILL BE FIGHTING A LITERAL ANIMAL, i.e. a werewolf, bigfoot, whatever other nonsense people have been spewing. So, stop being a faggot and stop twisting my words. I never said people shouldn't DISCUSS the METAPHOR. What I said was that people should stop saying that Rambo will LITERALLY be fighting an animal. Now, go back to finding a clue, douche.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Stallone walks the walk

    by jsscript2007

    Just want to say how lucky we are to have Stallone making these movies. Rocky, Rambo, Expendables... Not only is he a fan of this "stuff", he is a one man army. Think about it, not only can he write it and direct it, he can star in it. Name one other director that can do what he's doing on his level. I can't think of one. A friend of mine was the 2nd unit DP on First Blood and another friend had a writing credit on the last Rambo up until the last few months before the movie came out. Here's hoping Sly keeps making kick ass movies because I have a gem for him.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Will it be called "The First Blood"?

    by IHaveSeenEveryEpisodeOfPrisonBreak

    Because it is hip to add the word "the" to the title of the original these days. The Final Destination. Or in some cases removing the word "the", Fast and Furious

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    OH, and I do not care what it is called!

    by IHaveSeenEveryEpisodeOfPrisonBreak

    or what it is about. It is Rambo, I will be there day one!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    RAMBO: Search and Destroy is a better title.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Rambo: Too First, Too Blood

    by Autodidact

    Sly I am a huge fan, 33 years old. The teaser poster is embarassing and I am not sure about the concept. However I am willing to roll with it and can pretty much guarantee that even if you had a cartoon cat backing you up in the next foray, I will be there on opening day. <p> PS Rambo and Rocky Balboa were both way better than I had thought they could be.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    This will either be incredibly awesome...

    by Dr Gregory House

    or horribly bad. No middle ground here. I'm keeping the faith.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    RAMBO 5 Easy Pieces of a Dude's Brain

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Love you Sly, but NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by GeorgieBoy

    Don't do this to Rambo!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I think the only issue I have is how this fits into the RAMBO My

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I mean I get that Stallone wants to have the name recognition that Rambo brings to a project. but this doesn't seem like something that fits neatly in with my perspective of that character. I can't see why Rambo would ever put himself on the line for the governments sake ever again. <p> Why not instead just make him a "Rambo-esque" character the same way (for instance) that the characters Eastwood portrayed in Coogan's Bluff, The Gauntlet and Gran Torino were "Dirty Harry-esque", without actually having to BE Dirty Harry. <p> I think audiences would accept this story alot easier if it wasn't attatched to a character we all feel like we know pretty well. A facsimiled pseudonymous Rambo-esque character would go down much smoother I think.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    RAMBO Mythos. ^ (oops, got cut off). ^

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Sly- great message, it definitely helps clarify things

    by YackBacker

    I like the theme you describe. For most of these movies, John Rambo has been the most dangerous "thing" out there, but he always maintained his humanity. But moving further away from humanity on the spectrum with this new adversary sounds excellent. It's Rambo v. a force of nature. I really am stoked by this concept. I wish you much luck with this, and I think it would be even cooler if you cast against type and put someone in the role that was not outwardly physically intimidating. The most dangerous serial killers are not muscle-bound types typically-- they are normal, unassuming types. That would be far more frightening a contradiction to portray.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Make it more than one feral soldier

    by Autodidact

    ... or make the feral soldier problem some kind of rogue project that has lots of foot soldiers and guards for Rambo to take out. Anything to give him more targets to destroy. That's what the fans want!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see the next Rambo be like "Unforgiven".

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    A tranquil yet broken ghost of a man, full of pain, aguish and regret, determined to live out the rest of his days in simplicity and peace must disavoy the conscience he has strived so hard to preserve and once more awaken the demons of his soul in the persuit of one last righteous cause. All the while haunted by the shame of his past evils. <p> Make it much more of a ponderous and torured character study about the nature of sin and man. <p> That's more of the kind of story I'd like for Rambo to go out on.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Why does it have to be John Rambo?

    by HanSelo

    This sounds like a great film, but not a Rambo film. The reason that Rambo 4, Taken and Man on Fire work so well is that they are perfect revenge movies. They show us a bunch of people, make us hate them and then send the protaganist out to kill them. Perfct receipe. Anything not grounded in reality will make the audience care less about what is happening. The drug cartel treatment sounded like the better Rambo 5. Feral soldiers could be a brand new franchise, but I would prefer that it wasn't John Rambo going up against them.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Thanks, savagedave

    by Chakraborty

    4:21 is an awesome time. My goal at this time is just to cross the finish line. Are you running this year? <p>. By the way, Sly, if you'd like to sponsor me I forgot to mention you had to take out the spaces from that last link. I'll post a tiny link with no spaces to make it easier. Even 5 bucks would be great. Here's the link: <p>

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    FETT, you idiot.

    by DocPazuzu

    You REALLY think he means to have that twist in the story? You're too fucking dumb to even be alive.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Sly is GOD!

    by Caylan1976

    ... and Sly knows what he does!!! Can´t wait to see him again on big screen! My childhood hero forever!!!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    "Fight not with monsters, lest ye be..."

    by The Dum Guy


  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Universal Soldier 2 anyone?

    by ominus

    terrible news :(

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    crazy brave new direction. hope he pulls it off.

    by Se7en

    sounds it's gonna be fun.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    How about a good dinner scene?

    by fzammetti

    You know, the ending of the last movie was quite bitter-sweet... kind of brought it full-circle with the monologue at the end of the first movie. I'd pay money if the next movie was just "Rambo: Home For The Holidays". I know that sounds like a joke, but it's not... I'd pay to see how Rambo interacts with his parents (just father IIRC?), explains some of the horrid shit he's seen (and done), dealing with that relationship. Now, gotta have some action of course.. so cue the greedy land developers, or environmental terrorists, or any other plot device from any Steven Segal movie because it's automatically 1000% cooler with Rambo, and go with that. Put his dad in jeopardy, the sister he didn't know he had, whatever, but give us the interpersonal relationships and let us see the consequences of Rambo's life at the same time. And, for those of you saying "this isn't Rambo versus a real monster, it's a metaphor"... look, if it's just a platoon of soldiers who have all inhibitions removed and who are feral, (a) we've seen that before and (b) it's not worth doing IMO. Sly, the last movie essentially gave you the direction to take the character, now have the balls to see it through. Come up with a contrived B story plotline to get the action whores in the sears, but make the A line very personal, as you did with Rocky V, and it'll work.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    In the Rambo cartoon there was a similar episode

    by ominus

    where the Nazi had created the uber soldat aka super soldier.General Hawk managed to discover where his frozen body was hidden, he activated him and Rambo faced him and ofc defeated worked in the cartoon,but in no way is something similar going to work in a live action Rambo.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    OK so its not like Universal Soldier.....

    by TheTaf

    ..Its more like Predator!!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by Chakraborty

    Rocky V was abysmal, and even Sly would agree with me on that, so I don't think you're going to sell him on your idea. Borrowing plot devices from Steven Seagal films didn't help your pitch, either.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    Rethink This One Sly!

    by A-COD

    Be careful with the scifi elements. Keep it gory, how about rambo the wilderness for half a movie and then in a city. But not a US city because you can't raise hell, go to Mexico city

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Why can't he raise hell in a US city?

    by Chakraborty

    He did in the first one... albeit a small city. What's with this push to have Rambo go to foreign countries and kill foreigners by some of you? Some of you like Rambo for all the wrong reasons.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by Annihilator

    This is making me secrete.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST


    by savagedave

    Yeah I am. Not sure how well I'll do this time, had a few injuries which are really eating into my training time.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Having recently sat through Death Wish 3

    by savagedave

    I could really live without Rambo vs Street Gang.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion


  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    That sucks, dave

    by Chakraborty

    My biggest concern when training is injuring myself because I try to go beyond the pain, but I don't want to overdo it. My thoughts about the race are that running it is an accomplishment in itself, so I wouldn't worry too much about your time.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Sly needs to get on a new Cell network

    by Kizeesh

    The reception on his current one blows. Still nice to hear he's still go his head on his shoulders.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah I know what you mean

    by savagedave

    But having done it once I wanna do better this time.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    WTF Is this the Gay Runner Website?

    by HideousSecretion

    If you two want to discuss how sweaty and sore you get trade phone # and shut the fuck up on the Rambo talk back. We're all tired of hearing you two flirt.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    The Enemy Predator Beast is....

    by HideousSecretion

    Two sweaty homos doing each other in the woods after a good jog.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Yes it is

    by savagedave

    The Rambo stuff is just a front.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't mind seeing Rambo go after the government

    by Chakraborty

    In this film where he's fighting this feral beast he could also realize he's had enough of a government that is turning soldiers into monsters, literally and figuratively. The leaders will try to send the military after Rambo but they refuse because the military leaders realize that Rambo represents them, so they contract out a blackwater-esque organization to take Rambo out, like somebody else in this talkback mentioned. So it's Rambo vs blackwater AND feral beast(s).

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Yo Bunny Nibbles...

    by Traumnovelle

    The fuck is your problem? Your vagina is just spewing blood, holmes. I don't think Sly ever actually SPECIFICALLY says it is a regular human being with animal instincts, so it's really not that big a crime to think it might be animal-like in appearances. I actually agree with you, it is a metaphor, but you come off like such a misanthropic virgin that I felt I needed to say something. Calm down, and if everyone is so goddamn annoying, fuckin bounce. Nobody says you have to post here guy. <P> And anyway, Rambo versus a werewolf would be fresh as fuck.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    In the words of John McEnroe...

    by TinkerTIW

    You can NOT be serious! Maybe it's the curse of the "V"s because if Sly does this plot in ten years he'll look back at it and be as unhappy as he supposedly (and quite justifiably) is with ROCKY V. Look, obviously Rambo isn't realistic by any stretch of the imagination, but turning the series toward science fiction will cheapen everything that came in the series before it - like the heartfelt speech at the end of FIRST BLOOD. Please, go with the Mexican plot.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Wish Harry had transcribed it....

    by Cervantes I can access it properly for some reason.<P> I'll just read the recent comments to see what the reaction was, but I get the feeling it aint gonna be cool news, and that Rambo's not going after child trafficing bastards after all....

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    fzammetti - I think you meant Rocky VI (Rocky Balboa).

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Not Rocky V right?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    RAMBO vs AICN Talkbakers

    by CharyouTree

    Didn't we just have a Rambo/SciFi movie? I think it was called District 9?<p> In all seriousness I think this sounds strange at least, my biggest problem is believing that Rambo would go out and help the goverment again after making it back home finally.<p> The end of the last one was a great bookend, I can't see him helping the American Goverment unless something he loved and or believed in was at stake.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Stallone and Rob Zombie Should Team Up

    by HideousSecretion

    The film could be Rambo that isn't Rambo versus a Blob that isn't a blob. And yes, Rambo versus a Werewolf would be a fucking awesome showdown but if Stallone wants to go that route he should just join the cast of Supernatural. Rambo the Hunter.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Easy fix: Just change the character from Rambo to someone new.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    And I'm sold. <p> Sly, you got a lot of good will going right now, please consider changing this into a non-Rambo picture. I'm pretty sure that's the only hangup the naysayers here have, they (myself included) don't see this as being simpatico with the previous films and overall character arc of John J. Rambo.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Rambo V: The Savage Cunt

    by InActionMan

    Make it about Sly's marriage to Bridgette Nielsen.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Stallone just left me a voice mail

    by Loosejerk

    couldn't understand a damn thing he said....something about buying stock in Planet Hollywood.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Listened to voicemail.

    by CharyouTree

    Hmmn still don't know what to imagine. Is it Rambo vs Mogli or Tarzan as someone stated above? Or something else. It would be interesting to see how Sly does this, in fact,<p> HARRY GIVE SLY A BLACKBOX so he can tell us himself,<p> if any actor/celeb lurking this site deserves a blackbox its Sly.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Is it April already?

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Why not have Rambo get put in cryogenic freeze and be awakened in the future to battle a vicious criminal...I'm thinking Wesley Snipes...oh, wait...

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Can Rambo sneak in to Harvard and become a Lawyer?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    This ain't sci-fi

    by Star Hump

    But it is an idea with real potential. Go for it Sly!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar mentioned in the synopsis in the other Talkback. <br> <br>

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Sorry Sly...

    by Marvie_3

    ...but this whole premise is fuckin stupid.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Stallone knows what he's doing

    by Andrew David

    Alien prequel teaser one sheet:

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Alien Origins

    by Andrew David Old news? Dunno missed it

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs Bigfoot?

    by Crow3711

    Sounds alright to me, if not a little far-fetched for the world it takes place in. Then again, Rambo is basically invincible, so who am I to say.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    How awesome would it be if the shit about it having a "prehistoric power that has transcended the ages" and possibly being "immortal" is some deal where it's some sort of supernatural manifestation of mankind's bloodlust and desire for war and shit. Like maybe it started out as a genetic experiment and ended up possed by some complex ghost in the shell sort of memetic type shit.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone, I have to be honest with you...

    by Snake Foreskin

    I am a big fan of yours. I think you have a great talent for writing compelling characters and showing them in both mundane and out-of-this-world situations. One thing you typically do not do is make a movie that seems derivative.<p> With the Rambo 5 storyline you spoke about, it seems that you are trying to take a stab at Predator 3. The comparisons will be made between you and Schwarzenegger, and you will probably come out seeming like a copycat. Your career has had a renaissance as of late; a Predator clone may not be the smartest choice as your next project. Especially when there are so many other storylines that are available to you.<p> Rambo is a cultural icon that I dare say is larger even yourself. Like Rocky, he means a lot to a lot of people. I guess what I am trying to say is: if you are going to make this movie, please think about it VERY carefully. Don't make it unless you know you can make it the most kick-ass Rambo ever. Don't make it unless you can make it better than Predator. You think that's possible? Consider it a challenge. I know how Rambo handles a challenge. How will Sly handle it?

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Looks like I was wrong about the beast.

    by Mystery Roach

    The rest of my points still hold up pretty well though. It's really the psychological and metaphorical aspects of this idea that I was responding to anyway, and if anything those should be even more pronounced with this concept. As long as the creature doesn't look like a bad CG werewolf, I really don't have a problem with it.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    You Assume the Creature is Going to Look Like a Beast

    by WriteFromLeft

    You would be wrong. When the creature is in human form, it's going to look like Sharon Stone, who's trying to protect a young boy whose parents were murdered by wise guys. And every time she comes near Sly, she calls him names and kicks him in the nuts. So it's "Predator" meets "Gloria."

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    More "Moreau" and less "Predator" = WIN

    by DickBallsworth

    Cause DAMN that one sheet is total and complete ass. No creepy creature please. Mutated supersolder, okay. In fact, make it three of them. You heard it here first, bitches.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Rambo 5 sounds absolute bullshit

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    I seriously hope that this Rambo 5 doesn't happen.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Sly, a note on EXPENDABLES CASTING...

    by moonlightdrive

    Hi, please please please can you find a few roles for some more legends of action cinema like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal. It would be AWESOME to see everyone from the great action films of the past in one movie. So far, it sounds amazing but they're still a few guys missing. It would be fantastic to see Cynthia Rothrock in their as well!

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    My worst fears have been....

    by Cervantes

    ....CONFIRMED.<P> Although I couldn't access that voicemail link for some reason, judging by the comments it seems that Rambo is going to be up against some kind of 'ID MONSTER'-like 'super' adversary....<P> Well if that's the case, it will be the first 'Rambo' movie that I WON'T be paying to see! Sure the character of 'Rambo' is an over-the-top one, but I personally prefer to see this particular 'cartoonishly' violent movie character doing away with 'real-world' assholes that really deserve it. And the more the merrier.<P> I very much doubt I'll be able to invest as much into caring if some poor sod of 'superbeast/man' is put down eventually, as I would be if the likes of a whole heavily-armed, unfeeling, drug-pushing/child-trafficking organization is taken down in the most painful ways possible....<P> Sure, it may end up quite entertaining in it's own way, but it sure won't be as satisfying....<P> I'm a HUGE fan of Sly's, even though there's been the odd clunker over the years, but I'd rather the 'Rambo' franchise ended as it neatly has, rather than it awkwardly change into some 'other genre'.... My final 2 cents.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    My worst fears have been....

    by Cervantes

    ....CONFIRMED.<P> Although I couldn't access that voicemail link for some reason, judging by the comments it seems that Rambo is going to be up against some kind of 'ID MONSTER'-like 'super' adversary....<P> Well if that's the case, it will be the first 'Rambo' movie that I WON'T be paying to see! Sure the character of 'Rambo' is an over-the-top one, but I personally prefer to see this particular 'cartoonishly' violent movie character doing away with 'real-world' assholes that really deserve it. And the more the merrier.<P> I very much doubt I'll be able to invest as much into caring if some poor sod of 'superbeast/man' is put down eventually, as I would be if the likes of a whole heavily-armed, unfeeling, drug-pushing/child-trafficking organization is taken down in the most painful ways possible....<P> Sure, it may end up quite entertaining in it's own way, but it sure won't be as satisfying....<P> I'm a HUGE fan of Sly's, even though there's been the odd clunker over the years, but I'd rather the 'Rambo' franchise ended as it neatly has, rather than it awkwardly change into some 'other genre'.... My final 2 cents.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    That wasn't me....

    by Cervantes

    ....'cause I hate double posts too.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Erm, MLD, Expendables finished shooting

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    a few weeks ago, sorry to rain on your parade.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    that was cool of Sly to leave the voicemail and all, but

    by jackknifed_juggernaut

    let's be serious here... aside from his hardcore fans (most of 'em in this very TB), who in the fuck is going to want to see this film? Rambo v. some prehistoric, feral beast!? you can't honestly tell me that my last sentence doesn't sound like something i either pulled out my ass, or saw on Robot Chicken two years ago. Sly, do your character's legacy (and yours) a favor by letting Rambo end on the note established by the last film. because there's no way this idea of yours can end well.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Judge Dredds, guess I'm a couple of weeks...

    by moonlightdrive

    too late Still, I guess if they were shooting that scene, there's hope. It is in 'post' after all.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Andrew David....

    by Cervantes

    ....thanks! That 'Alien Origins' teaser poster was actually a bit of 'cool' news.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Sly listen to the people

    by Lincoln_Hawk

    This talkback is crazy, just listen to the people. Rambo vs. Monster of the ID is interesting, but not what the people want. Please give us a blood, guts, explosions, type of solo Rambo story that we all are dying to see. The Rambo series shouldn't dive into the sci-fi just doesn't seem like a good idea. Do you remember with RAMBO was announced? Everyone was excited to see the series go back to it's roots. Keep it that way. One bad ass motherfucker...taking on an army.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I didn't see Rambo III in theaters.

    by CatVutt

    Nor did I pay to see Rambo IV. <p> But this sounds so batshit crazy and potentially kick-ass, I'll likely be there opening night. Huge potential in this idea. Don't let these morons bring you down, Sly.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Anyone who likes the idea of this Rambo 5 are

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    fucking insane!<br> <br> If Rambo 5 is gonna be this fucking story, then I hope Stallone dies or something so Rambo can end the series with him going home.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Ive just written a better script....

    by Hellspike

    It involves Rambo teaming up with teasel to get back teasels estranged daughter from Danny Trejo who plays a deranged mexican druglord. also rambo kills nic cage,billy cyrstal,eddie murphy and Shia LaBeouf

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs. Vagina Dentata

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Megan Fox cast as the Vampire Vagina.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Thanks Sly

    by NoahTall

    First to the detractors of the movie concept. If you want to see a fairly realistic Rambo movie then watch First Blood. After that they are pretty much pure fantasy and pure fun. Stallone knows the secret to action movies. You have your bigger than life hero. You have your darker than dark villains. And you have lots of violence and explosions. An action film isn't mean to be some exploration of the human psyche and the duality of man and beast. It's meant to get your adrenaline pumping. It's meant to make you go "Wow" as some great stunt is pulled off. And it's meant to make you say "YES!" as your crazy ass hero cuts loose on the bad guys with a .50 caliber and blows them into chunks. Now for you Sly. Thanks for making movies that do exactly what I said above. You can and do put messages in your movies but above all you realize that movies aren't a way to preach your personal political agenda to the audience. Rather they are a way to free the audience from the real world and plunge them into a world where they can cheer for the good guys, laugh at the bad guys, and come out of the theater feeling totally pumped and wanting to immediately turn around and get back on the roller coaster for another ride. And thank you for being a real person and a real fan. Too many of the most vocal Hollywood stars get to the point where they think that they are somehow better than, more knowledgeable then, or practically a different species than the movie going public. You aren't just an actor, writer, or director. You are a genuine person who loves telling stories to his friends and hearing what they have to say in return. So thanks for the stories and for keeping in touch with your fan base rather than lecturing them or condemning them for having differing opinions.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    MASSIVE Potential If Done RIGHT

    by Michael_Marks

    This story idea is FANTASTIC for many, many reasons, there's just some important things to beware of in order to prevent losing all the awesomeness of this idea. First, the cool stuff: 1. Rambo in the ARCTIC is awesome: *It's new and we've never seen him in anything like this. *At the same time, it's got the FAMILIAR in a GOOD WAY feeling of LONELINESS and being alienated and lost, just like in a jungle at night, etc. But more so here, much cooler vibes in this way in the ARCTIC. 3. The VISUALS of this battle in the Arctic are again, super cool, and the contrast of RAGE and FIRE against FROZEN TUNDRA is again, awesome awesome awesome. 4. The physical struggle of survival in the COLD, again, another challenge, so it increases the intensity. And Rambo is in so many ways about SURVIVAL, not just about HUNTING others, so again, COOL. 5. The fact that this is all going on in an area of the world that truly just about NO ONE lives, and yet at the same time, the events can affect the entire continent, etc, again, can create very compelling drama. I can already see the SMASH cuts showing people sleeping at home all comfy not knowing that meanwhile this RAGING battle on the frozen tundra is occuring. Mannnnnnnnnnnn! I would absolutely LOVE to work with you on writing this, Mr. Stallone. I know you don't need my help, it would just be SOOOOO cool to be a part of this and I promise you that you would not have to pay me one cent. Anyway, back to more points about this future film: The one thing that has to be done super carefully in terms of the original writing, is that the sci-fi element must be reduced to the MINIMUM level, this is MASSIVELY important. This is because, as so many people have mentioned, Rambo IS set in the REAL world, even if Rambo himself performs on the almost super-heroic level. Rambo is truly a unique character, he's NOT James Bond, he's NOT Indiana Jones. He's NOT Superman. You can never abandon your roots, or things start to fall apart. So The Six Million Dollar Man, it's okay for him to fight the bionic Sasquatch, and it all seems very realistic, because Steve Austin is himself a product of sci-fi, although again, the sci-fi roots and the original book are made within the realm of the POSSIBLE. Rambo is ALMOST a super hero, but he is NOT actually a super-hero, he is what we WANT to believe in, when we are still in the REAL not FANTASY land of our minds. Yes, Rambo DOES accomplish what is fantasy, but in our minds, we can fool ourselves that it IS real, whereas when we watch James Bond, we are AWARE it's actually not real, (although the new ones are actually bringing things, ironically enough, closer to the land of FIRST BLOOD reality, with much credit to Daniel Craig's insistence on this.) There are many ways to go about this, and I'd love to speak with you about them if that's at all possible.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Allow me to try again.

    by NoahTall

    First to the detractors of the movie concept. If you want to see a fairly realistic Rambo movie then watch First Blood. After that they are pretty much pure fantasy and pure fun. Stallone knows the secret to action movies. You have your bigger than life hero. You have your darker than dark villains. And you have lots of violence and explosions. <p> <p>An action film isn't mean to be some exploration of the human psyche and the duality of man and beast. It's meant to get your adrenaline pumping. It's meant to make you go "Wow" as some great stunt is pulled off. And it's meant to make you say "YES!" as your crazy ass hero cuts loose on the bad guys with a .50 caliber and blows them into chunks. <p> <p>Now for you Sly. Thanks for making movies that do exactly what I said above. You can and do put messages in your movies but above all you realize that movies aren't a way to preach your personal political agenda to the audience. Rather they are a way to free the audience from the real world and plunge them into a world where they can cheer for the good guys, laugh at the bad guys, and come out of the theater feeling totally pumped and wanting to immediately turn around and get back on the roller coaster for another ride. And thank you for being a real person and a real fan. Too many of the most vocal Hollywood stars get to the point where they think that they are somehow better than, more knowledgeable then, or practically a different species than the movie going public. You aren't just an actor, writer, or director. You are a genuine person who loves telling stories to his friends and hearing what they have to say in return. So thanks for the stories and for keeping in touch with your fan base rather than lecturing them or condemning them for having differing opinions.<p> <p>And Finally to you HARRY. Get some real fucking forum software so people don't have to use < p > just to keep their posts from looking like a wall of text.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST


    by Rogue Trooper

    Sounds good, I'd watch this movie and I don't think I've seen any of the other Rambo films (sorry Sly). I dig the Forbidden Planet reference - Monsters from the Id!!. That movie has some of the best matte painting I've ever seen and sound work I've ever heard.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Regarding My Post

    by Michael_Marks

    I thought I created paragraphs but they didn't show up when I published my posting. That was the first time I ever posted on this site.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    What I Mean By Minimum Sci-Fi

    by Michael_Marks

    What I mean in my post on "Massive Potential If Done RIGHT" when I say "minimum sci-fi" is that the sci-fi must be made as truly believable as possible, using as much real world reference and existing technology, etc, so that there is the most minimum "leap" out of reality when it comes to this element. <p> Once that is done, then the character of Rambo can continue just being Rambo, and the story and feel of the movie is all in smooth working order again. <p> I have some really, really cool ideas for the BEAST, and the only reason I'm not mentioning them here is in case you would like to keep that part a surprise, because I honestly think that this would be a cool thing to only find out later. This would be a FUNDAMENTAL part of what takes the whole movie to another level. This would be the kind of movie where even though it is a sequel, is the kind where it just totally surpasses and blows away everything that people could have expected. My email is <p>

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Go in this direction.

    by hallmitchell

    Sounds kick a$$. So much better than the mexican drug lord riff.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    B.T.W. Love the pacific northwest on film.

    by hallmitchell

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Wow, sounds absolutely terrible.

    by Rev. Slappy

    What a stupid idea. I thought Rambo vs. Mexican drug cartel sounded fun though...

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Did somebody say RAMBO V?

    by motivotion

    Im sold.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Something for Sly to Consider

    by zinc_chameleon

    since you've compared Rambo 5 to Forbidden Planet, please remember that the Beast part of Morbius was protecting Altaira, who in other script treatments was not the low-grade moron Krell that he was, but who was about to blossom into a fully adult Krell mind. If you're going sci-fi, then your Ripley needs a Newt. I mentioned Saaya Irie because she is already a household name in Japan and China, with impressive credentials for a kid just turning 16. She's too classy for Japanese AV, and she really could pass for Inuit. You've got to load your movie with Native and Inuit talent. Rambo 5 should be a sci-fi version of The Fast Runner (which you probably saw at Cannes). In my line of work--organic food--we've discovered that anything labeled 'made by First Nations (Native and Inuit) Canadians flies off the shelves in Japan. Saaya could do that for your movie in Asia.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Army of Darkness

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Now that I would see.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs. Cloverfield

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Iggy Pop cast as Cloverfield,

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs. The Hulk

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Reginald VelJohnson cast as The Hulk.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs. Short Circuit

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Professor Stephen Hawking cast as Johnny 5.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    It's a shame Dead Snow happened...

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Rambo Vs. Zombie Nazi's.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    I love that Sly is kicking so much a$$ now.

    by hallmitchell

    So why wasn't he doing this in the nineties? Man what a wasted decade.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by TheMcflyFarm

    If it is going to be about a beastly creature, better it be a Predator than not, right? Look, we all know that Rambo is the ultimate human killing machine/ hunter, and that Predators are the ultimate alien killing machines/ hunter, so pitting the two against eachother wull be complete awesomeness. It is something many have been dreaming of for years. Sure I'd imagine it would be pretty close to the first Predator movie, but better a sequel/spinoff than having people say you're ripping it off.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by _KOALA______NOT_A_BEAR_

    Sounds great to me. I love action escapism with a hint of sci-fi. Rambo needs a good challenge... He has battled hordes & hordes of militia that has been done. Now he needs a nemesis that is equal to his abilities (or more) & rise up against him 1 on 1 for a kickarse duel. Be it genetically modified human, brain washed from birth fighting machine or an alien warrior from beyond... THIS IS WHAT RAMBO NEEDS. Good on ya Sly for thinking outside the box. It is definitely time for Rambo to escape into unknown territory. He is a fantastic character & I'd follow Rambo anywhere... Russia, America, North Korea, hell even into space!!! ;) Bring it on Sly. If a kickarse & imaginative story is there DOOOooo IT!!!! (Bets the hell out of any unimaginative Hollywood crap coming out these days, what the hell happened to action heroes???)

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs Predator??? HELL YES!!

    by _KOALA______NOT_A_BEAR_

    Sly, get your arse in contact with Robert Rodriguez & Nimrod Antal!! Get yourself onto the cast of "Predators"! Seriously, that would be the ultimate showdown.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    I don't know why, but the more I think about this

    by ckone

    the more I want to see it. Rambo,first blood was a great film, but there is no reason to repeat that...the last Rambo,was also a great film, to me it brought the character back to us all...this one sounds like he gets a challenge like never before, I mean he's already taken on Commies and U.S. police, etc..etc, he has proven unbeatable,so it should be something primal or even inhuman that gives him his biggest fight...Maybe it can end with a predator ship beaming him up for yet Rambo 6 Preadator Nation...where he hands them their skulls on their own turf???

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    That was

    by Jawa 007


  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Please make Hunter, not Rambo 5!!!!

    by Mad_Doc_Hatter

    So, Sly finally decides to execute his options on the brilliant James Byron Huggins Book Hunter. Shame it's not a proper stand alone film and not Rambo 5. Including it within the Rambo franchise will change the way this film is made and the book deserves better in my opinion. He should have done it 10-12 years ago when he brought the rights to the book.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    There, I said it.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Very Bad

    by Cleaned

    This plot is very trash. I remember the rumors of the plot for Rocky 5-6 that it circulated in the nineteen: “Balboa VS Alien” in a boxing match. I don't like it. Rambo is a war machine for true wars. The x-files leave them to Fox Mulder.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Mexican drug cartel, human trafficking and the "beast"

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Am sure someone has already suggested it, but why can't it be all three. <p> Firstly apologies to the writers of Taken and Predator, also apologies to just about everyone who can write, this is pretty raw, simple, full of clichés and over the top. <p> Basic story and some of the scenes. <p> Rambo, looking to help a family locate their daughter who they believe has been kidnapped by some Mexican human traffickers. Mexican human traffickers, of course being connected to a major drug cartel. <p> We see Rambo early on in an Urban environment in Mexico, trying to locate the girl and the traffickers. <p> He learns about a "processing" centre. Goes in kicks some butt, finds some girls, but not the one he is looking for. He learns that some of the prettier ones have been transported to a drug plantation in southern Mexico. <p> The scenes in the "processing" centre would of course resemble similarities to Taken, but this is Rambo and would be interesting to see him in an Urban environment. <p> We would cut to the drug plantation, that is cleared land located in the jungle. We would get a view, a first person perspective from someone looking on at the camp the plantation and the guards. Some of the guards notice that there is someone there in the jungle and start firing in that direction. We see 12 or so guards shouting and running into the jungle, trying to find this person or animal. <p> The guards go deep into the jungle, running but not aware of their surroundings. One by one we seen the 12 guards taken out in a vicious fashion but we don't get a clear view of who/what is killing them. <p> We see Rambo, in a village nearby, trying to get help or learn about how to get to this drug plantation. He learns that many of the pretty girls from this village have been taken by the cartel as well. But most people are too afraid to help, there is of course one young guy whose sister has been taken and agrees to help him. <p> He suggests to Rambo that he pretend to be "El Depredador", a fabled creature that apparently lives in the local jungle and prays on warriors. <p> Back at the drug plantation its evening and we see the leader spending time with some of the imprisoned girls and eyeing up the newly arrived American girl. He is interrupted and learns that the 12 men have not arrived back. There is a lot of fear with some of the guards fearing that El Depredador is in fact very real. He of course dismisses this. Then we see the camp attacked. <p> Rambo and his local friend attack the camp, Rambo goes about slaughtering guards, whilst his friend is tasked with freeing the girls.<p> Through the chaos of the fighting the girls are free, including the American one, Rambo asks him to take the girls quickly back to the village whilst he holds of the guards for a while. <p> Rambo's friend leads the girls away, but is suddenly attacked and killed, the American girl is taken away. The other girls scream, Rambo hears this and runs for them, finding his friend dead and the American girl gone. The sister of his friend repeats El Depredador. Rambo tells them to head for the village and heads in the direction of her screams. <p> The remaining drug cartel guards and leaders also head in the same direction. <p> El Depredador, runs far enough ahead, knocks out the girl, and prepares to eliminate his chasers. He is very much human, but beast like in his presence and manner <p> Chaos ensues as all 3 factions come head to head at once. Rambo is no match for El Depredador in combat, his raw beast like fighting and energy is too much for Rambo and he is physically beaten and knocked off a cliff and into a river. <p> El Depredador continues his ferocious onslaught of the guards, finally decapitating the leader and holding the head high whilst roaring. <p> A bruised and battered Rambo drags himself out of the river, he looks enraged, should be dead, but has let go, and now seems more raw and beast like. He and El Depredador battle it out, literally likes animals, fists and legs flying, both getting cut and bruised. At one point an almost dead Rambo is knocked back, as El Depredador pounces on him he manages to pick up a sharp stone and ram it through his chest, killing him. <p> Final shot is Rambo lying there covered in blood, and we see him close his eyes. <p>

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    I thought it was set in Mexico, wtf??!

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Northwest now? this is squirrely.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Rambo 5 worst sequel ever?

    by lestat1975x

    After Terminator 3, Die Hard 4, Blade Trinity and Indy 4 we are ready for the worst sequel in the last few years: Rambo 5, the savage stupid thing. I can't believe it will happen, Rambo saga can't be destroyed in this way, we had to do something to save the character...

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Rambo vs. the biggest threat to America today!

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    is there such thing as an intellegent and feral beast?

    by electronegativity

    i met one at a pub once when someone had hurt his feelings; signs of intelligence were more apparent a couple days later...

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    FarCry [videogame] anyone?

    by ominus

    mr sly please dont do it,its a very stupid idea.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    HUNTER and nothing else

    by Southpaw72

    As mentioned before this is the story from the novel Hunter (written with Stallone in mind as the main character). I'm pretty excited that they're finally doing it (if it is realized) but doing it as a Rambo sequel is just wrong... The story could make a great action/horror film but why put the "real world" hero in it? I hope Sly rethinks this and makes this as a separate film AND gives us Rambo V

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs Alien

    by Turtle_Z

    I'd pay :)

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    I just read First Blood for the 1st time not too long ago....

    by The Dum Guy

    And, it seems that if they try to make Rambo into Col. Fishmandu, then it might end up being more similar to the book than the first movie.<br><br>The main character might be the bad guy (maybe it will make it will Rambo is the antagonist, not the "villian"?).

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 6:20 a.m. CST


    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Co-staring Steve Guttenberg and Pauly Shore. <P> Make it so!

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    I'm all for B movie cheese but

    by FuryofthefilmFan

    I'd like the series to move forward not backwards and this jump to science fiction is turning a badass like Rambo into a cartoon character (which he already was but it's worse) Rambo should TOTALLY fight a Mexican/Cuban/Colombian drug syndicate, screw this ultimate hunter story.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Produced by Robert Evans!!!

    by Sal_Bando

    This Should be good-

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST


    by lucius

    i loved the fourth rambo movie because it was the only sequel to depict rambo's inner suffering in the manner first blood did. (and of course because of the 200+ deaths) but this plot for part V sounds very superficial. stallone should not change the direction of the fourth part. don't make the same mistake you did with rambo III!!!!

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST


    by DonJohnson

    Paul Verhoeven was born to make HUNTER. Rambo 5 should go for the mexico plotline followed by a Verhoeven Hunter.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Sly, tell the ignorant to rent Forbidden Planet

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    so these Bayified zombies can actually enjoy a classic with a great plot. It has Leslie Nielsen, and the first appearance of Robby the Robot. What could be better?

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST


    by bobbyperusteeth

    avatar will fuck all your eyeballs get ready for some eye fucking

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Bring back David Caruso and the SNIPER!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Rambo VS Brainy Sasquatch!!

    by therobcat

    Sign me up!

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    That sounds a lot better, thanks Sly

    by lawlord

    That makes for some really great Rambo 1 type action scenes with the trapping/cunning/skills etc. I think more of this and less BOOMBOOM *splat*, because we were satisfied with that with the last movie. Good shit.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by Ebixby

    Get Rick Baker on this. Whenever you have a creature in a film you can either go balls out and make it fantastic & nightmarish, or be real subtle and smart and use realty and science to guide your design. DON'T MAKE IT AN ANTHROPORMORPHIC CAVE MAN/ BIGFOOT... THAT'S GAY. Now a feral HULK? Cool but that's not easy to do. Good luck SLY... I hope it turn out great.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Rambo V vs Jason X

    by MrD

    Make it happen.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    So Rambo vs Weapon X, then?

    by squeakyfromme

    Come on, this just reeks of some compromised "hey, we gotta get on some of that feral 28 Days Later action!" bullshit, except it's Rambo so it can't be zombies... hmm, what are the alternatives? I know! How about we steal the Weapon X angle from the Wolverine mythos? Granted, there's no adamantium, etc, but that doesn't change the fact that this totally comes off as some big shot producers sitting in a room trying to nail down what's currently "hot" and not Sly doing an honest Rambo sequel. This will be the first to not even pretend to address any social issues and instead be just another mindless action movie. Why is any other than Harry on board for this?

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    "It's been done"

    by squeakyfromme

    To all of you saying Rambo gunning down hordes of baddies has "been done", what about this proposed Rambo V/Hunter plotline strikes you as remotely original? Just because it hasn't been done within the Rambo universe before doesn't make it remotely fresh or engaging

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    Nice try, mate. Unfortunately there's a reason that not everyone is a screenwriter.<P> IMHO, that would be a very stupid movie.<P> Again, good try and thanks for the effort.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Sounds good to me

    by I_am_not_Henry_Silva

    I enjoyed the last Rambo as much as I remembered enjoying the first. These movies have always been action with the social commentary sprinkled on top. I, for one, will be glad to taste Rambo withOUT sprinkles!

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    Sounds intriguing, I'd like to read. Amazon has like a zillion different books named "Hunter".

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    "Well the man said clean him up...

    by bobbyperusteeth

    clean him up"

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Cool Concept, but not Rambo.

    by v1per187

    Mr. Stallone, If you are reading this, the new announced plot for Rambo V sounds like a great idea and would make for a breathtaking movie, but it's not Rambo. The sci-fi storyline discredits the Rambo mythology. It kind of ruins the legacy of Rambo by bringing a new genre into the series. The best thing to do would just have an adaptation of the novel "Hunter" and not have it be a Rambo sequel. This way it won't piss of loyal fans. And Harry is wrong because Rambo IS realistic. And it should stay realistic.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Hey Sly

    by Pablo Escobar

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Rambo = No Sci-Fi. Rambo will become a joke.

    by v1per187

    If Rambo goes sci-fi, the movie will bomb at the box office. Rambo will become a joke. Don't do it, Mr. Stallone. Rambo is realistic. Rambo was trained to hide & stay alive.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST


    by film_is_dead

    Imagine Rambo as your future father in law.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Chuck Norris

    by mojoman69

    As the head of the project! hoo yah!

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    The public...

    by Baltrius

    ...doesn't really know what they want until they see it, Sly. Give us the best movie you can and want to make.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Dustin Hoffman was to have played Rambo originally!

    by BenBraddock


  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Mr. Stallone - SILENT RAGE

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Thank you for reading our comments.<p><p>Anyway, Likewise, thank you for the clarification. However, I would also like to point out that by clarifying you have described a story that now sounds even MORE like the movie SILENT RAGE.<p><p>If you're not familiar with that movie, it's about a science experiment that turns a psychotic guy indestructible - but also turns him into a being of pure animalistic and primitive urges and rage, tapping in to his basest instincts and transforming him into a "perfect predator" type of scenario. Now, don't get me wrong - I enjoy SILENT RAGE, but I don't think it fits RAMBO.<p><p>See, Mr. Stalloone, the reason my folks, my brother and I all went to RAMBO last year was because I saw it, loved it, called them and told them to go, and they went to see a heroic character taking on some of the real problems in the world - the kinds of problems the U.S. media isn't interested in carrying any more in favor of stories about why white American businessmen are the most evil people on Earth and why every other culture on the planet is better than us and has no evil in it, and why "La Raza" isn't racist at all, and why we need to socialize schools and medicine and give all our money to the government because they know better. Amid all that frustration, here is a character who is clealry intelligent taking on a real genuine troublespot where the so-called "moral complexity" of the "grey areas" aren't so present - the conflict Rambo addressed in that movie was pretty cut-and-dried, and stil is, with its armed-military-vs-civilian theme.<p><p>So hey, why not compromise? Do the story about your super-primitive killer ... but maybe the lab that's working on him is being funded by human trafficking (a good place to get bodies) and drugs in Mexico? Or China, who seems perfectly fine experimenting on our pets and children with bizarre chemicals?

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Oh! Now there's an idea!

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    I like the post above that says that this sounds like a cool movie, your idea - and I agree with that ... but not as a Rambo movie. Do it as a stand-alone movie with your character as a NEW character, mayber even a potential new hero for us all? THAT would be kick-ass.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    As long as Sly directs...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...I'm there. I trust in him.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    It also sounds a little like Wolverine— but I'm fine with it

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Stallone should write and direct the next Wolverine movie because the last one SUCKED. What a waste of a Wolverine origin story.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I wanna see Iggy Pop cast in Rambo 5.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs. The Grizzly Giant Squirrel

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Oh, Yeah!

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    If done...

    by codymr

    with the right tone it could work. Let's hope they don't get all Universal Soldier-ish or too ScFi. <P> I think I was one of the few who were let down by the last Rambo outing... while it was nice to see Sly back in one of his 2 signature roles, I thought the great set up was let down by the 2nd and 3rd acts. Lots of well choreographed gory action scenes, but that is about it. A lot of First Blood was about the the nature of a damaged human being and his physiology, none of the followup films have been able to capture this element IMO. <P> As for that teaser poster for Rambo 5, it looks like fan art... it is just bad bad BAD photoshop. <P> OK, I'm going to stop being Mr Negative and end with Rambo 5 has potential to bring back those psychological elements that were done so well in First Blood. While I don't want a remake of the first film, I do hope R5 spends more time on character this time round.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    Wow I am such a dumbass sometimes.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    The last movie was awesome!!

    by venvariants

    I think a good pursuit movie would be a nice change. Each film has been different, and I'm sure Sly will bang out another great script.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Rambo and Barney - Friends Forever!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and Rambo...together on the dvd shelf.

    by JDanielP

    Scoot over, PREDATOR.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Sly is battin' 2 for 2...

    by Captain Happy

    ...with Rocky Balboa & Rambo. The man knows how to make movies in the grand old style of Hollywood (remember...the good Hollywood?). In my mind the man can do no wrong for now. As long as it's a good script, exploring characte