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Stallone Says RAMBO 5 Is No Longer Rambo -vs- That Horrible Monster Guy!!

Published at: Nov. 12, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
A few months back we learned that the next RAMBO movie would throw John Rambo & a team of mercenaries/Black Ops dudes into conflict with a genetically engineered creature of unspeakable awfulness (details HERE). Seems this is no longer the case. Over at StaloneZone, Craig received a message from Sly about the film's new direction.
From Sly Hi Craig, This is from Sly to your followers: To all the loyal SZoners out there, I’m letting you know that Rambo has changed course and the story about hunting the man/beast will be done using another character in the lead. RAMBO himself will be heading over the border to a violent city where many young women have vanished There will be blood. Best, Sly Stallone
...says StalloneZone HERE. I loved the fourth RAMBO film and am all for nearly anything Sly does with Part 5. This said, I'm a bit disappointed by this news because I thought the notion of RAMBO -vs- an existential beast ("an amalgamation of fury, intelligence, and pure, unadulterated rage"...i.e. FORBIDDEN PLANET's Id creature...per Sly) was pretty ingenious. Ah well, hopefully this means well get two ultra-violent, thematically motivated Stallone extravaganzas instead of one. That wouldn't be bad at all...



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  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    first

    by iwasredempted

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    so he

    by Bouncy X

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    oh yeah...this is a new record for me....

    by iwasredempted

    i love me some cocaine. i'm like the energizer bunny, fuckers!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I like this.

    by WickedChicken37

    Rambo doesn't need to get the sci-fi treatment.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    yay enter key

    by Bouncy X

    anyway....so he's gone back to the original idea for Part 4? well thats good, the monster one should be its own thing. making Rambo go suddenly sci-fi would be like Having a new Terminator where he's a security guard at a Hannah Montana concert protecting her from 30yr old pervs.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Hey, how bout that DVD column?

    by darth_fuck_shit

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Win/Win

    by fiester

    New character for the sci-fi type man vs. beast flick. Rambo stays in the nitty-gritty world of hyper-violent reality. Shrewd move, Sly.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Not first

    by CloneWars

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    John Rambo & a team of mercenaries/Black dudes??

    by darth_fuck_shit

    Dy-No-Mite!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    wow he does listen to the fans

    by Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    I agree. Two sly movies are better than one. This is a much better idea. Good Luck Sly!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Looks like Stallone is saving a few bucks on focus groups...

    by Chakraborty

    ...by using AICN talkbacks.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    please no fantasy/sci fi in Rambo

    by gravybits

    just keep it straight up raw brutal realistic action

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Damn

    by Rev. Artemis Prime

    I was actually excited about that concept. I thought 4 was ok. But I was pretty stoked to see him do something different with the character. It's something I've wanted to see from franchises for a long time. Some imagination. Too bad.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    THANK GOD!

    by yungb

    the other idea would have been awful, just throw him against the Predator.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Good, good news.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    After his message was posted here, it sounded like an interesting idea but with the success of the last Rambo film, it's a better idea to keep John Rambo in a more grounded reality. I love the idea of John Rambo being hired to find a missing kid/woman. Knowing how well Sly made the last one, this could be gold. Plus, we get the other story anyway hopefully and with a new character. Loving Sly's current resurgence - he's really showing everyone how it's done. God bless him.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Rambo goes to Juarez, Mexico!

    by grinnin_monkey

    I've been there... wasn't all that dangerous. The most dangerous thing there were the drivers. Muevate! Then again, I'm not rich or a woman or a policeman or a rival drug lord.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    SMART MOVE

    by mygirleatsbannanas

    I was worried about " some creature "

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Give Schoolboy the monstah!

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Good

    by rev_skarekroe

    I never liked the idea of Rambo vs. Universal Soldier.<p>I wouldn't mind seeing Rambo vs. one of the two other guys Trautman said were capable of completing the mission from Rambo II, though.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    RAMBO V: GET OFF MY LAWN!

    by Curious Jorge

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    No, Merrick...

    by barrignite

    Its not ingenious. It was a stupid idea that struck of desperation.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    That Rambo vs. Beast movie will still be made by Stallone...

    by Chakraborty

    ..., I'll bet, except the character played by Sly will be named Jim Hambone, and will be a former Navy Seal.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs harrys late DVD column

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Harry Knowles and the always delayed Dvd report

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    AICN wars episode 1: the phantom Dvd column

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    ..but will Hambone like dolphins?

    by grinnin_monkey

    Because as we all know, despite his name, Flippy doesn't like them. Not. One. Bit.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Juarez, Mexico

    by Laserhead

    Rambo versus the Mexican Femicide. Cool.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    THANK YOU SLY

    by CharyouTree

    It seems you really do pay attention, no 50cent and now this. I admit seeing the sci/fi Rambo would have been interesting but I'm with the others above, use a new character for that Hunter movie now.<p> Your going to laugh at this but how about maybe make him gay? Think about it how ahead of the curve that would be, he dosen't have to be a fairy, but just a bad ass hunter, who just happens to be a homosexual, I'm serious. High, but serious.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Yeah, no matter where Rambo goes, Schoolboy...

    by travis-dane

    ...needs to go there to. I would not mind if he brings the other surviving Mercs back to. But Schoolboy needs to be in the new movie.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Lord of the dvd releases: the fellowship of the missing DVD colu

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I'm glad to hear this.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    For all its fanciful violence, the Rambo series has always been grounded in real world situations. I would still see Sly vs. the Monster, though -- a new Stallone franchise to out-Predator the Predator.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Clash of the late DVD reports: DVDS WILL CLASH

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Thank God

    by Sin_Happens

    The previously thought out Rambo 5 plot was pure trash waiting to happen and we all know it. I mean if they market it as a "Rambo 5:Alternate Reality" that might win the fans over much more and the critics, but seriously hunting a genetically engineered manbeast was just stupid. Thank you Sly for listening to your fans, since we are the people who make the studios pocketbooks fill with our monies at the theatres.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Super Cowbell

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    No contest, the DVD column wouldn't show up for the fight. Then the next week, the column would fight two half-ass fights to make up for it. Then the column would go another two weeks without fighting. The column has a bad, sweaty, fat and lazy manager.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Daniel Plainview

    by IAmLegolas

    would be pretty great, actually, although Anton Chigurh would be better.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    i was not against it

    by DutchSchaeffer

    like some other people. as long as we still get to see it i'll be happy. seeing as predators looks like it's gonna be fucking shit.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    Charyoutree

    by blade_walker

    If Rambo turned out to be gay, that would seriously fuck with the heads of all those right-wing homophobic guys watching it in the theater. It would be like that scene in Bruno...one of them would have tears running down his face.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Part of me wanted to see that other version...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...out of pure curiosity.<P>How about make them both on the sly?...then sit down with me for a screening...have some beers, flick the poo...we'll decide which one to release.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    YES!

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    THANK YOU SYLVESTER STALLONE! That said, I have no problem seeing Sly do the Rage Monster movie, too. I was never against that. I was just against RAMBO doing that! SILENT RAGE is a good example, and I fucking love SILENT RAGE despite it being a dreadful, dreadful awful movie.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    There will be blood?

    by PaulSC

    I hope that's an indication that Stallone's new vision for Rambo V is to turn it into a deliberately paced, artfully shot character study in the tradition of Malick, Kubrick and Altman.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    2 hours of Rambo kicking ass in Mexico

    by blade_walker

    and then at the very end of the film he turns to the camera and says,"Oh by the way, I'm gay!" He then proceeds to suck a dude's dick. Roll credits.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Respect to you Mr. Stallone ...

    by notspock2

    For listening to reasoned arguments without hubris,(not something i think you see a lot of in the movie industry...)

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    ...does this have anything to do with Lou Dobbs resigning?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that dude fucking HATES Mexico.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    blade_walker

    by CharyouTree

    haha, that would be great, but I really do mean it for that sci/fi Hunter movie. I think the time is right, we need a gay action hero, it would push Sly as an actor, make for an interesting level to what could be a dull story, he could have an ex-family too even, again he dosen't have to be a flaming queen, just so-happens to be a gay ex-navy seal, and yea it would be great to see a redneck cry at his beloved Sly loving the man-fat.<p>DO IT SLY

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    CharyouTree that's stupid

    by Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    Nothing is more gay than a straight guy running around the woods with no top on...also sitting there watching it for that matter. Don't get me wrong. I love it!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    ...and I thught WE were Stallone's "zone". What the fuck?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Hell man, I hate Mexico...

    by Blue_Demon

    and my family's from there! That country's gone to hell.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Player_Two

    by CharyouTree

    Ha exactlly everyone says "o action movies are gay" well, we'll show them gay eh?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    THANK GOD! ITS THE RIGHT MOVE, SLY!

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Definitly prefer Rambo being grounded in the real-world and fighting the fight we all wish we could.<p> Hopefully, your other idea will be made minus Rambo, and maybe use a different lead to avoid the Rambo-likeness?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I mean Sly can not me and you!

    by CharyouTree

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    RE: Gay Rambo

    by grinnin_monkey

    First, a caveat: I'm not a homophobic redneck. I don't see why it matters at all what Rambo's sexual preference is. To me, it would be on par with the whole Dumbledore-is-gay thing. It served no purpose, story-wise, so why even bring it up? Unless, there's some relevant plot point that requires us to know his sexuality, then don't even mention it. Did anyone question Chewbacca's sexuality? Did it matter? If Chewie was gay, does that mean Han might have been gay/bi and/or into gay beastiality? Doesn't really make a difference one way or the other. It's just gayness for the sake of gayness... because it's "in" to be gay right now.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    CharyouTree, Hotfuzz beat you to it

    by Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    player two has left the game

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs Mayan Calendar Cultists

    by Fred

    Just to make the coming apocalypse a little more apocalypcious.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    How about the other idea for John Spartan?

    by Blue_Demon

    The Demolition Man versus The Creature. Do it Sly!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Predator or Rambo vs. White Slavery

    by jcrash

    whatever

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Rambo V: Bloodbath

    by Reckoner

    Let the carnage continue!! Sly, I admire the work you do. Writing, directing, acting. You are the man!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    damn

    by vicious_bastard

    I was looking forward to Rambo vs. Armus: Vagra II Revisited

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Predator was so gay

    by CharyouTree

    A friend actually said that to me once, he only watched it a couple of years ago for some unkown reason, he shrugged said it was ok but felt very gay. I slapt him in the face bent him over and buggered him the cheeky bastard. ok?, it's fucking brilliant.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Ingenious?

    by Movietool

    Wow. Couldn't disagree more. Sounded like the lamest idea for a Rambo movie possible. Ah, well - diff'rent strokes and all . . .

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Underworld 6.0: John McClane vs. Man/Beast

    by Rage_Against_Martin_Sheen

    "Welcome to the party, pal!"

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    So Rambo goes to China?

    by ricarleite2

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs The Guys Who Can't Shoot

    by johnnyangelheart

    Geez, someone should teach Rambo's villains how to aim a gun.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    I'm worried that the EXPENDABLES looks so bad.

    by Mennen

    Glad Rambo 5 is getting done though!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Don't understanding why

    by johnnyangelheart

    wanting to control your own nation's border makes you anti-anything. Every other country in the world has the right to control its borders but not the US? WTF?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Rambo isn't gay

    by rev_skarekroe

    But Trautman was. I mean, he moves like Felix Unger and he's always wearing a cravat and a beret and when he goes to the bar with Brian Dennehy he orders a big glass of brandy.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Never Thought Savage Hunt Would Happen

    by FreeBeer

    Done the same thing before Rambo 4, the Mexico human trafficing angle being the proposed plot initially. In interviews Stallone just seems to go on about ideas he has for the next flick before actually having commited to any one story.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    THANK GOD!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    That sounded so incredibly ridiculous. Guess he's going back to the Mexican drug cartel and apparently prostitution ring idea. WAY better suited for Rambo. Now I'm really excited! Also cool that the beast film is going forward with a different character because that sounded interesting, it just wasn't Rambo's world.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Just to be clear I think his new character should be gay

    by CharyouTree

    not Rambo.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    johnnyangel...let me explain...

    by Blue_Demon

    To the left, if you want to control your own borders...this makes you a hater. Plain and simple.<p>Oh, and the same guy who trained Lucas' stormtroopers trained Rambo's enemies. :)

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Rambo vs Predator

    by screamster101

    This NEEDS to happen!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Man-Beast does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    YES GREAT NEWS!<p> The ONLY people who thought this godawful man-beast shit was a good idea were the fucking AICN staff writers, Harry and Merrick.<p> And they're supposed to be the experts, what a joke. Thank god Sly reads talkbacks....

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    I never hated the other idea...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    ... I would just rather see Rambo vs Mexican drug lords/human traffickers. Is that so wrong?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is wrong with you people?

    by Sawney Bean

    We just found out that Rambo 5 is going to be awesome and all people can talk about is turning characters gay. Idiots need to put the crack pipe down. <p> I'd like to think TBers had something to do with this decision since everybody here was appalled by the idea of Rambo vs. Predator or whatever shit that was. I wonder why Sly chose to tell Stallone Zone instead of his best friend Harry. Maybe he doesn't like us anymore.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Still lthe wrong idea...

    by Action Hero

    We just saw "Taken". Been there done that, and it's the wrong premise for Rambo. He needs to fight on a grand scale, but grounded in today's reality of Bond and Bourne. And Sly, don't mistake our criticism for anything but constructive. We grew up on Rambo and only have man love repect for you.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Sly's on a roll now and i'd follow Rambo

    by liljuniorbrown

    To the gates of hell and back, literally meaning if he had Rambo fight the biblical satan I would be there opening night. The last one was almost as great as First Blood. I suggest going with a title that does not include the name Rambo. We all know the face on the poster will be and thats bad ass enough.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    PREDATORS Script Leaked!

    by UMAGA

    avpgalaxy.net It really sucks.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, noon CST

    Right move!!

    by Anklavepak

    It's important that Rambo takes care of current affairs. Mexican druglords truly deserve a dose of Rambo! The other storyline just didn't feel right for him.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Rambo Sr vs Rambo Jr

    by catlettuce4

    the only way to go

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Sly, Please Stop Using AICN As A Focus Group

    by Acquanetta

    I'm glad Sly has finally embraced his B movie action roots, but he really needs to stop second-guessing his every move because of Talkbacks. It's beginning to get a little sad. For anyone who hasn't figured it out yet, pretty much ANY idea is going to be championed here- provided it falls within the narrow confines of what has gone before. Thank God message boards- and this kind of mentality- weren't around in the 80s, or half the stuff that is still worshipped would've been nixed by unimaginative fanboys.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I call bs I bet it's still RAMBO SCIFI

    by Meadowe

    Remember when jackman said they were doing re-shoots to make wolverine better? And btw I have a friend who's mom was a molly maid for the extra who sucked the penis of the script writer hired to polish stallone's scripts and they said SPOILER that the man/beast in Rambo 5 is the dead black guy rambo went to go visit at the beginning of FIRST BLOOD and his female relative told him he's dead. His death was just a cover up so they can experiment on him. He's mad that Rambo and Richard Crenna didn't save him from being experimented on.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Batshit crazy Nic Cage vs that crazy monster

    by turketron_2

    I'd watch.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Wait, is the monster still in the movie?

    by Tall_Boy66

    Like it's split up into two plotlines, one guy hunting the monster and Rambo taking care of business in this border town? I'm almost halfway done Hunter, the novel it was based on, and there's a decent Rambo / monster movie in it. All those AICN bitchers were just that... bitching. I wanted to see this flick.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Hey harry I know what city is he talking about,its...

    by bloodawn5

    Ciudad Juarezz,a real life mexican border city where over the years(real story) mexican women hae dissapeared or found dead,all women that have been found dead had black hair,and they were kinda gorgeous,remember Rambo was going to be in the Mexican border,so this is the story Rambo goes to ciudad Juarez

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    RE: Wait, is the monster still in the movie?

    by Acquanetta

    No. The Mexico plotline was originally considered for Rambo 4. Then people complained and it got put on the backburner. Then it was going to be used for Rambo 5, but people complained, and the "Savage Hunt" plot was trotted out. But then people complained...

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    I would like to see...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...a badass vs. monster movie done by Sly, and also another Rambo in the same vein as the last one, without the sci-fi monster. So, hey, make both, and nobody can complain.* <p> *OK, being AICN, someone will still complain... but who cares.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Awesome news!

    by tile_mcgillus

    Thanks for hearing the fans our and reconsidering Stallone. Much obliged. I can't wait.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Leave the gay action hero roles to...

    by BubbaDestructo

    Vin Diesel.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Well done Sly

    by billybigbollocks

    Definitely the smart move, I was getting a bit worried. I think Rambo4 was a truly original, strong fucking realistic movie and any thing other than ULTRA reality would undo that artistic credibility you worked so hard to reintroduce to the saga. I'm all for a separate movie with sci-fi overtones but NOT Rambo. Good!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    He's back with the Mexican Cartel story- GOOD!

    by YackBacker

    There have been numerous abductions of young women from the U.S. into Mexico by these drug families. It's a worthy story and based on the real-life accounts of what these criminals do to their victims, it will be ridiculously R-rated and intense.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Make the monster movie the Cobra sequel . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . we've ALL been waiting for. Hells YEAH!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    You know what would be brilliant?

    by Chakraborty

    If Sly makes this Rambo movie that takes place in Mexico, it's billed and marketed about Rambo versus this violent Mexican city, and all the Sly fans fill the theaters opening weekend, and half-way through the movie a BEAST starts attacking characters in the movie....so it's Rambo versus the overlords AND the Beast...but it's kept secret until the movie opens. Essentially, it would be a Predator rip-off starring Rambo...but it would still be pretty bad-ass.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    ...if RAMBO were a 70's/80's TV show, it would be time...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...for the very special two part episode where he has to face an evil doppelganger RAMBO.<P>Inner demons would be faced.<P>Lessons would be learned.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    ...and MAN ON FIRE cut off fingers to get girls back...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...what is Rambo willing to cut off?<P>Gotta be willing to take it further.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    BOYCOTT POP-UP ADS

    by Ray Gamma

    HERE'S AN IDEA - LET'S BOYCOTT PRODUCTS ADVERTISED BY THOSE FUCKING POP-UP ADS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF AICN WHICH OBSCURE THE LINKS TO THE ARTICLES YOU ARE TRYING TO READ. (THE TERMINATOR SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES AD FOR EXAMPLE)

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Stallones a genius....

    by jaysin420

    whatever you do man, I'm there.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...and Titans would Clash!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Sly never even considered the man vs beast story...

    by cgih8r

    ...it was fake news. OBVIOUSLY, I mean that was the gayest straight to dvd shit story idea I'd ever heard, and some people actually thought it was "cool"...(sigh). I would be skeptical if this news was even real, based on that, but I hope it is cuz this is the story Sly was originally considering, and it sounds like a good idea. Hope it works out, the last Rambo was badass.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    ...clash with the peculiar sound of dick veins hitting muscle...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...at eye of the tiger miles per hour.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I loves me some Rambo

    by MattmanBegins

    As long as Rambo kills people real good, I'll be there.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Soooo very glad he's no longer doing Rambo Vs. Weapon X

    by MediaGold

    I mean really. That's just silly, even for Rambo.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs Chupacabra?

    by dailysportspages

    He is out there investigating the abduction of his neighbors daughter when BLAM he gets attacked by the chupacabra.!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs Mormons?

    by harmless

    give us back our womens!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs Kramer

    by mattb68

    "Don't you dare touch that ice cream"...thud...big bamboo spiked thing comes up and impales Hoffman

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Excellent news !

    by Keith Maniac

    Didnt like that first idea one bit. Keep Rambo's feet on the ground Sly. Lets have some really nasty bad guys, just human really nasty bad guys !

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    "Rambo vs Mormons?" Genius...rescue the women from...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a Mormon POW style camp for hot chicks. You know that's where they keep them.<P>The head Mormon guy that runs the camp is a sadistic bastard and gets arms and logistical support from the Russians. <P> No, maybe the North Koreans this time...they know a thing or two about camp building.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    by DuncanDisorderly

    So---it appears that Sly's been reading Punisher Max. Can't blame him for "borrowing" the story, it fits Rambo's character as well as Frank Castle's.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    GREAT NEW 'Ninja Assassin' IMAGES HERE!

    by anna6543211

    http://tinyurl.com/yez5ulr

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    sly u r great- make found video great rambo vs emo vampires!

    by alice133

    and then make rambo fans demand it get wide release = $$$$$$$$$$$!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Rambo Vs Nixon.<p> "Im saying when the president does it, it's not illegal" Nixon<p> "Nah. Yu shudda said EX-President.." Rambo unloads M60 into Nixon's face.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Ray Gamma how about this...

    by Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    You stop annoying us even more than ad's by WRITING IN CAPS!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    HARRY KNOWLES AS ANGRY MEXICAN PIMP

    by HaterofCrap

    who rambo beheads with a ragged 2x4. don't ask how. its a surprise.

  • ...Rambo orgasms by penetrating bad guys... <P> <P> ...with his knife. Or an exploding arrow.<P>And he makes his own hole.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Smart

    by Wookie_1995

    That is a great move on slys part, makeing a new character to fight a beast and a new RAMBO MOVIE! ROCK!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Ash vs. Freddy vs. Jason

    by Slippy

    You heard it here first!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Yay Rambo!

    by andrew coleman

    Him going to Mexico and fucking up fools down there is something we all want. The monster idea was too out there. I would have been behind it if Rambo went after a guy who is like him and went crazy. Oh well Rambo vs. Mexico is something I just want yay!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    BeauBrady does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Wonder if Rambo's teenage sidekick Beau Brady from the old synopsis has also been axed?<p> Rambo and Beau go to Mexico. Now THAT sounds gay.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    ...obviously though, Rambo needs to go back to Afghanistan...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he was there in number three to help the Taliban and Bin Laden beat up on the Soviets. Seemed like a reasonable idea at the time.<P> Now it's time to go back and say "WHAT THE FUCK? Rambo is going to fuck you now...and RAMBO MAKES HIS OWN HOLE"<P>Or maybe just a one on one game to the death of dead-goat-ball polo with Bin Laden.<P> Either way, we've got blow back from his first trip ...time to go back and straighten that shit out.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Great news!!!

    by joergn

    Really, that idea Rambo vs. Monster was total crap. Sounded very cheesy and Un-Rambo-like!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Chakraborty

    by onaps6453

    I would watch the fuck out of that

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Cobra II

    by The Fly on the Wall

    That's all I got.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    THANK YOU, GOD...and Sly

    by Banshee7

    Rambo kicking mexican cartel ass is the better story. Especially if he does it against the wishes of the pussy State Dept.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Thank fuck!

    by BenBraddock

    Way to save the series Sly! And I'll go see BOTH movies when they come out :-D

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    ...come to think of it, I doubt those POW guys in...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART TWO were real missing soldiers. I'm thinking they were a bunch of senator's kids from the Yale School of Management who got busted by the Vietnamese for running some sort of porn ring specializing in Asians.<P>They just told Rambo the cover story and sent him in...little did they imagine he would succeed...

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Rambo is going to kill a shitload of Mexicans

    by PinkFloyd7

    I'm glad that Stallone is keeping things somewhat based in reality instead of going off into sci-fi territory. Plus, Arnold already did that with "Predator"

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Sci-Fi

    by Omar B

    I'm glad he got rid of the Sci-Fi movie of the week plot and is going real. Mexico's really brutal now with the crazy drug war going on down there, it's worth a look. Another option is Columbia, heck even Venezuela.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Sly

    by QR37

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo...you are my new favorite TBer

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Enjoy your reign, sir!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Sly..

    by vettebro

    Quite simply, good move. Keep Rambo in the non-Sci Fi action arena. A Rambo "Man on Fire" type movie would be nice. The difference being Rambo is not on "fire", but instead, "Nuclear".

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    This is damned coo

    by Cervantes

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, AND SLY LISTENED

    by BringingSexyBack

    This is good news. Man/Beast thing was fucktarded.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I try again.... This is damned cool news!

    by Cervantes

    Looks like we might be getting ol' Rambo kicking dirty sex trafficing bastard's arses after all, now.<P>Good call Sly. The 'beast' idea just didn't fly with me personally, but I'll look forward to any SEPERATE movie that has that as it's premise.<P>Sounds like Rambo franchise is back on track though!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    ...Cletus Van Damme...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...shit, now I have stage fright. <P>Well, I'm off to rehab for "exhaustion"...see if I can stage a comeback after the dust settles. <P>Cheers.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Not sure why people seem to worship Sly...

    by moorE12

    I am sure a large part of it has to do with my youth, never was a big fan of his movies. However, if he wasn't washed up he would have nothing to do with this site. I am not trying to rain on anyone's parade, I'm just saying...

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Rambo 3 Part 2, I agree, would be more interesting (and challeng

    by JasonPratt

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile: Cliffhanger 2: Man-Beast??

    by JasonPratt

    I mean, do we really need a new Stallone character for this movie? His ouvre of memorable characters is pretty thin. (Demolition Man John Spartan vs. Man-Beast might actually be worth paying money to see, simply for the juxtoposition with the story-world though.)

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    RAMBO VS CANCUN!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Stop! Or My Man-Beast Will Shoot!

    by JasonPratt

    Lord, I can't stop laughing on that one...! It gets better every time I think about it!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    "RAMBO 3 PART 2" I love it...

    by FlickaPoo

    ..."THREE'S WILL BE...TWO'D!!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Fuck Rambo

    by ToshiroShimura

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    scoop: Roberto Bolano

    by Jay Retread

    wrote an epilogue to 2666 in which Rambo retires to Santa Teresa & winds up having to clean house.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    People traffiking, YAWN...

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Slys listening to the fanboys too much. The man beast thing at least sounded interesting.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Soooo

    by NippleEffect

    Sly is genetically engineered creature of unspeakable awfulness<p> We already knew that<br> Where's the news

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Thank you Sly! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    Mexico makes WAY more geopolitical sense for a Rambo movie. Just be careful about using too many cardboard villains. Politics in Mexico is way too complicated for a straight-ahead "good guys" vs. "bad guys" movie.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    an fwiw

    by NippleEffect

    Sly can hang out at my place whenever he wants

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Sly, don't let talkbackers dictate your movies

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Shit, this crowd thinks Watchmen is good.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    That word your looking for

    by NippleEffect

    when you rub your tongue up aginst your pallet<p> And a flavor has a sound and sometimes a color<p> That word is deranged

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I'd almost be willing to become Italian for this guy

    by NippleEffect

    He's given us so much<p> Is that so little to ask in return?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    RAMBO V

    by surgeonviper

    Thank god! That predator thing sounded, uhmmm... Ridiculous. I sensed a little sarcasm in your retort Merrick. Don't encourage Stallone he doesn't know your joking.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    That man/beast flick will be

    by Chariowalda_Barbarossa

    Demolition Man 2. Wonder what the man/beast would do to Sandra Bullock.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Over the Top 2?

    by WickedJester

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    It ain't rover until he says it'srover

    by NippleEffect

    rod ramit

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Lincoln Hawk vs Bear Armz

    by WickedJester

    Stallone.KimboSlice.<br><br>This summer you have the right to .. BEAR ARMZ.<br><Br>

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    All-out Stallone fan here

    by Star Hump

    and having just watched Rambo (4) for the third time the other night (and just shaking my head at what a superb action film it is), I say BRING ON RAMBO 5! Take on those brutal Mexican drug cartels Sly. I can't wait. The only thing I'd suggest is that you give Rambo more dialogue this time. He's a powerful character when he pours his heart out.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the PUSSY & Smarts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    Good going Sly. The book sounds like it would make a great movie with a different character as I had mentioned. I'm hoping you create a cooool character for that book-movie. Concerning Rambo, I just watched Rambo 3 on cable again. That stick fight was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all know how much of a bad mother fucker Rambo is after the last movie. I always thought of a Rambo movie as half Braveheart. What I'm saying is that Rambo rips the shit out of the villains who deserve it and it's war of course. However, Braveheart also showed Gibson's romantic side and his witty side. In Rambo 2 we got to see a hint of it but only a few minutes. If you want to bring in the female audience as well as guys who like ass kicking than I would concider writing romance. As for Rambo's witt. It really wasn't expressed as much in the last movie. You have to be super intellegent to out wit the bad guys and it would be great for you to write it in the screen play. As I reccall you won an Oscar for writing Rocky therefore you are more than qualified to give Rambo smart dialogue while also keeping to the bad ass character. I don't know how I feel about mexico. It's a great country with great people. But, it's not exactly glamorous like Europe or war looking like the middle east. In any case I'm there on opening day man. I hope you also decided to remove the younger solders. We don't care about watching younger kids. Rambo is like Batman. We want to see Batman and not a bunch of boring side kick soldiers. Which is a huge compliment toward you Sly. Also, the last movie looked no where near as big in scale as part 2 or 3. I know your budget is smaller since you are not making it with one of the major studios. However, perhaps you could bring Robert Rodriguez's studio into the mix. They take a movie with half a budget of studio movies and make the scale huge. Since you were in Spy Kids than perhaps you could make use of that contact. I'm not saying bring Rodriguez in as Director or Producer. But, just to hire his company for visual fx, location and etc. Again, we all have your back Sly. I can't wait until your next movie. If you go the Braveheart route than you could have an Oscar winning movie on your hands. Man would that shock poeple. "Rambo nominated for an academy Award!!!!" It isn't impossible. You've done it with the first Rocky and Rambo is just as good as Braveheart accept no one knows it yet ; )

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Acquanetta

    by snallyg

    Couldn't agree more. Imagine if Rocky IV were made now. "Rocky takes on the Russians?! That's the most ridiculous idea!" Of course it's ridiculous. And that's part of it's charm. A lot of these fanboys just want their childhoods replayed in an endless loop.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Sounds better for a Rambo project

    by MattHooper

    Much better

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    The genetically engineered creature...

    by Blue_Demon

    can be played by Weseley Snipes in the DEMOLITION MAN sequel (he needs the cash I bet.)<p>John Spartan is BACK...and still demolishing!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    The Rambo Project

    by NippleEffect

    I'll sign of on that<p> Sounds American

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    You run with that ball boy

    by NippleEffect

    but if you fumble<p> I don't know you

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the hot chick naked : )

    by Illuminate

    What's with all the gay shit. I'm not against gays. However, way to distract a thread guys. I want to see Rambo fucking a hot chick doggy style while shooting his machine gun in the air while the chick orgasms and says, "You really know how to use a gun!!!!" lol Rambo is rated R, the fuck scene in The Specialist was lame. Put, a Basic Instinct type fuck scene in the next movie and I will be in theaters twice. Don't forget to make sure the chick is hot and as Eddie Murphy said in 48 Hours, that she as "...Big Giant Titties" : )

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Internet Chat Online!

    by Internet_Chat_Helper

    Internet chat is a super fun web activity!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I’m still waiting for “Rambo 2”

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I saw “First Blood,” and “First Blood Part II.” Then suddenly out of nowhere “Rambo III” shows up (I’m thinking Rambo 3, where are Rambo 1 and 2? Thankfully Stallone filled in some of the blanks with “Rambo.” By my count, we still need an official “Rambo II” to close things out – although I’m still a bit concerned with the continuity issues, how did Rambo get from Burma to Afghanistan? And where was Col. Trautman in Rambo? It’s all very confusing. An while we’re at it, where are the first 9 films in the “Malcolm” series?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Some of these posts remind me of that Eminem song "Stan"

    by snallyg

    Crossing that fan threshold into outright creepy- I think it has to do with a falsly assumed sense of intimacy.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    just kidding

    by Illuminate

    Partially joking in my previous comment well about the machine gun in the air. That's to comedic. But, you get what I mean. A great fuck, oh I mean "love scene" would even turn the chicks on.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    gbtw

    by NippleEffect

    you lazy bastard

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Let Rambo Rest!!!! Use a new character!

    by Onin Solstice

    Am I the only one who thought Rambo 4 was a good ending to the series?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs Oscar

    by manicart1

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    more Rambo

    by Illuminate

    I'm up for another three Rambo movies. Rambo is awesome!!!! All joking asside that was in my previous two comments. I would add sincere Romance to Rambo like in The Terminator or Braveheart. It will add more dramatic depth to the character.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    by manicart1

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Rambo Vs Zeus and Lions. And Gorgons.

    by manicart1

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Totally fine with this...

    by Toulon

    ... keep the character grounded in reality, no need to get sci-fi with Rambo. Sure that movie could have been cool, but I'd rather it be this way.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I'm glad-mostly

    by Neosamurai85

    Really, I like Sly working on a Predator-ish film, but it would be pretty damn hard to make this a Rambo film that didn't jump the shark and nuke the fridge. Not sure about the new direction yet, but hopefully as things evolve we will get back to that American Rambo adventure people have been murmuring about for awhile now.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Stop! Or My Ass Will Play A Flute

    by manicart1

    Huuunngh! Need moar crack!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I would Like to say that I like Sylvester Stallone

    by NippleEffect

    but there a whole lot of legal issues that prevent me from doing so

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Don't shoot mexicans.

    by hallmitchell

    Come on sly. I am not inspired by this. Don't lose momentum.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    There Will Be Blood

    by T$$$$$

    I'm willing to bet that's how Sylvester Stallone ends all his emails.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    THIS SUMMER FIRST BLOOD WILL BE RAMBO!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Pain addiction

    by NippleEffect

    Sly just keeps showin up

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Sounds dumb as fuck either way.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Next summer...<P>5<P>WILL<P> BE<P>BLOOD!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I think Stallone dodged a bullet there.

    by Brundlefly

    Wise decision.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Maybe.....just maybe.....

    by thot

    ...this'll work. I was one of those who preferred that Sly let Rambo enjoy his well-deserved rest. But I cannot deny that I will be in line for anything Stallone does with Johnny R. Hopefully he'll be slaughtering copious kidnapping/drug cartel bastards by the truckfull! Bring it on Sly!!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Muy bien, Senor Rambo.

    by kabong

    That hunter/man-beast story will be good too but not for Rambo.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Remember, your third round of rehab is free! :)

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Request: Rambo should throw a machete

    by kabong

    that slices off a head.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Wish: Make me a movie

    by NippleEffect

    as only you can<[> Thanks buddy

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    RAMBO 5 , THE EXPENDABLES and now HUNTER!

    by ABking

    I assume that NU IMAGE will finance a HUNTER film seperate and apart from RAMBO 5...if so this IS GREAT FUCKING NEWS!!!! So we get RAMBO and HUNTER. Fans win either way! :)

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Tag line: What you call Mexico, he calls hell.

    by kabong

    No? <P> Okay, it needs work.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Every Years Little Miss

    by NippleEffect

    litle miss, little miss<p> Can't pay her taxes

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    sly!- instead of the savage hunt make MY SAVAGE MOM HUNT.

    by alice133

    sgt. joe bomowski goes to the pacific northwest to track down his mom who has been genetically mutated into a really bad shot.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    So we get a Hunter adaption, plus Rambo 5?

    by superunknown85

    Awesome.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Rambo 4 was not very good

    by TurdontheRun

    Why it gets unequivocal praise here I'll never know. Yes, it had great 80's ultra-violence, but it wasn't a particularly good movie. Horrible pro-Born Again Christian message. Cartoonish mercs, especially that Cockney one straight from a Guy Ritchie movie. Too short to really flesh anything out. Not as good as Rocky Balboa.<p>Stallone gets a free pass around here because of his (admittedly awesome) Q and A sessions of a few years back, but he is a vey inconsistent writer/director. Many of his films were outright garbage - Cobra, Lock Up, Rocky 5, The Specialist, Over the Top, etc. Cheesy fun but never too good (and make no mistake he ghost wrote/directed many of these affairs. He never really had Arnold's quality control as far as action movie were concerned (well, up to 94 for Arnold). <p>So Rambo 5 could go either way - and probably towards the negative. Only First Blood was a really great Rambo movie. 2 was average, and 3 was shit-on-a-shinola. 4-again, average. Don't get me wrong, I like Sly, but let's be real.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Ah Cabron

    by MegaBeth

    Rambo 5 is going to be awesome. I can't wait to see some dead Mexicans.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Hunter

    by TurdontheRun

    was the original title for Predator. So Stallone is laying on the obvious similarities a bit thick there.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Grinnin -

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    They didn't make Dumbledore gay after the fact. Rowling had the character's backstory from the very beginning. She did bios beginning-to-end of all the characters. That was Dumbledore's great tragedy, that he fell in love with the wrong man and let love blind him to the truth.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    ThusSpakeSpymunk

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Yeah, but did it add anything to the story? No.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Thank God!

    by SID 8.0

    The other idea made no sense. Keep "Hunter" as a stand alone and have Rambo kick ass like we want him to. Still think Sly should play the tough as nails Green beret sergeant in Hunter.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    THANK GOD

    by ominus

    thank you mr stallone for not doing this,thank you.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    No Pain, No Gain

    by NippleEffect

    sez the guy in powder blue short shorts

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    If this isn't a *squeee* moment

    by NippleEffect

    Sly didn't just look at me and say "You're *The One*"<p> Squeeeeeeee

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Rambo grounded?

    by johnnyangelheart

    The Rambo franchise, though great fun, has absolutely nothing to do with reality. It matters not one whit whether Rambo fights terrorists or pterodactyls, it's all the same loopy over the top fantasy action flick fun.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Rambo 5: Roll of the Dice

    by Magnus Greel

    Rambo is sent in to Monopoly City to free people from their rent controlled nightmares.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Internet Chat we hope you will chose to participate, online!

    by Internet_Chat_Helper

    http://www.chatropolis.com/who chat/underground.html

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Reaks of straight to DVD.

    by hallmitchell

    Sly we want better than that.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    I Accuse

    by NippleEffect

    I accuse Sylvester Stalone of being a story teller<p> A Story teller most foul<p> That he did willfully and knowingly create and propagate fictional stories of so called heroes<p> Let him stand forth and face these charges<br> If he dare

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs Monopoly Guy

    by ominus

    directed by Ingmar Bergman

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Thank you Sly!

    by king coma

    Deep down here - buried in the comments - I must thank you Sly for taking this perfect decision. The alien film seemed like a great thing on its own. I hope you can pull it off like you intend to. And I want another Rambo film as well. But Rambo is and should be a product of real cruelty, not symbolistic sci-fi harshness.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Yay for blood!!

    by MaxTheSilent

    Rambo showed those little brown fellas who was boss in RAMBO. Now let's see what he does tho those filthy Mexicans.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Cowboy Sly

    by NippleEffect

    I still think this is doable<br> We just need to get the right face<p> Is that blomde guy busy?<br> You know, the one with the profile<p>

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Rey Ram Ruh Raw

    by NippleEffect

    thus spake the doom of comic book movies

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    So...

    by MaxTheSilent

    It's those filthy Mexicans who are after our fine, pure white women now?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Sly FUCKING THANK YOU!

    by StarchildAD

    You just made my day. That sounded so bad ass... Just make sure you tap some of that latina ass you sexual serpent you!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Rambo is my Dad!

    by ZodNotGod

    This might be a good thing. Although I was digging that idea, it could have went bad real fast.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Only good news.

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Rambo V some Beast???? ... ULTIMATE fail.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    So Stallone is going to adapt the novel 2666?

    by Atticus Finch

    That's some dark shit, man.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Rambo in Arizona.

    by MalkovichMalkovich

    I'd love to see Rambo in a 'Gran Torino' style story set on his own door step.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Good Call Sly!

    by A-COD

    Now make it gory

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    STALLONE always smart coming to HARRY KNOWLES!

    by ABking

    Sly and JAMES CAMERON are smart coming to AICN. AICN is still the powerhouse on the net and can help a movies BOX-OFFICE. What other site can you claim that with?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Whatever it turns out to be

    by veritasses

    I hope he takes his time to really polish the script and/or stop making changes to it on the fly.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Rambo in the 2nd MOST violent city in the World

    by Marsz

    This works for me. Fuck that other bullshit. That can be the sequel to either Demolition Man or Tango & Cash, but NOT Rambo! Juarez is the MOST violent city on this side of the world and 2nd overall. Mogadishu is #1. It makes sense that Rambo will fuck shit up in Juarez. Expect a nice heaping serving of the good ol' ultraviolence...

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    RAMBO 5 starts filming in Feb/March 2010.

    by ABking

    Glad this story change doesn't affect the start date for RAMBO 5. Production is still set to begin in February or March of 2010. Can't wait to see the cast........

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Never happen

    by NippleEffect

    dewd retired to one of those places where the wimmen ai't got no tops

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    What does Existential have to do with...

    by GenericSX

    "fury, intelligence, and pure, unadulterated rage?"

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    COUNT ALL THE THANKS, SLY!

    by Stryder

    And add mine to them. Honestly, the man vs. super-soldier idea sounds like it'd be a cool movie, but it just sounds too far out for Rambo. I like the fact that Rambo is (kinda) grounded in reality, and I especially felt that way about the last movie. If Rambo 5 is about John beating the crap out of slave-traders then bring it on! I look forward to him blowing up more scum of the earth.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    If only Sly'd done Astro Boy

    by NippleEffect

    there is no god

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    That's because the new lead to fight the monster is BIG LOB...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...right? <BR><BR>Shortest movie ever.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Stallone needs to...

    by Myopiniondontmeanshit

    stop trying to please the assholes on Aintitcoolnews and just make the movie he wants.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Damnit!! Just when Rambo Was Gonna Be Cool..

    by KISSman24

    Yeah, Rambo would have been heading into Rocky IV territory in terms on unbelievability -- but I LOVE Rocky IV!!! Seriously, Rambo is a tired series and this sounded like one awesome challenge. There's no way that, if done right, it would have grossed more money than the last Rambo regardless of the unrealistic scenario. The same story but attached to a different character will NEVER be as interesting.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Will Jackie Chan play the highway toll booth collector?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Taking dollar bills and returning 25 cents at the 75 cent stop when the bad guy's Hummer blasts through, and somehow he ends up hanging onto the rear bumper...while Rambo's Mustang gives chase?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Thanks for listening, Sly!

    by SnapT

    Loved RAMBO 4. I hope the next one includes John Rambo's father! We were ready to see a sequel right when the last one ended.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    DAMN STRAIGHT!

    by CherryValance

    Good work, guys. We fixed it. *hugs everyone*

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    THE SAVAGE HUNT title is now dropped.

    by ABking

    What will be the new subtitle?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    a note to sly

    by BendersShinyAss

    Rambo 4 did something that really sold it for me... it had an aged quality to it. not a simple rehash, or even a continuation of the ridiculous path it was heading from 2 and 3. it really felt like a john rambo of the first film continued story. I'd love to see 5 have a feel of retirement and comfort zone of all that horror being done and in the past.... however, circumstances force old habbits to return, only this time with a real anger and reluctance. Rambo 4 was so good!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Have Rambo hanging from a helicopter as tribute to R1.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It would be awesome to see Rambo hanging from a helicopter in the new movie, or shooting someone in the helicopter from the ground, as tribute to the first movie.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    So Sly's going to do another movie

    by NippleEffect

    good for him<p> the elderly should keep occupied

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    This is good news

    by criticalbliss

    I'd rather have Rambo in the real world, revealing a crisis not really being covered by the national media. The other story sounds good, as a separate entity. <p> Good call, Sly!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    I hope I'm translating this correctly

    by NippleEffect

    Magic Penis Make Happy Sky

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    WAY TO GO STALLONE!

    by Joey_Redballs

    I am glad to see that you picked up on that it wasn't people hated the man\beast story. They hated that Rambo had no place in that sci-fi horror world. Rambo fights real life horror, and sending him in to fight human traffikers is the way to go! I also look forward to seeing a new character face the man\beast. Maybe instead of having this guy being "sent in", instead he's just a guy hunting with his friend when they stumble into the total FUBAR that was this ill fated government project that produced man\beast. And to differ this new character from Rambo visually, how about growing a beard?

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    NU IMAGE has at least 5 SLY PROJECTS.

    by ABking

    1) RAMBO 5, 2) THE EXPENDABLES, 3) HUNTER, 4) POE, 5) THE EXPENDABLES 2..........not including the 4th RAMBO movie.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    So this is Rambo vs the Donkey Show??

    by AngrySnowMonkey

    If they have less Rambo and more donkey-latina action it will be ok.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Merrick, Rambo vs. Beast is fucking RETARDED

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    stop smoking the pole you crackhead.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Thank goodness.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    My Sly Stalone sock puppet sez

    by NippleEffect

    Buenos Nachos<p> I don't *get it*<p> But then I'm in sock puppet hell

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Good news, I like this much better...

    by PoeticWarriortoo

    Rambo doesn't need Sci Fi BS to be the shit and I'd rather pay for two good movies than pay for one movie I'm not entirely sold on. Bravo for being one of the few smart people left making movies. Maybe you should help them out with the Monopoly movie.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Rambo should go full circle

    by GornPirate

    He should be called into help some small town deal with a Rambo type younger Iraq vet that's gone ape shit and hiding out in the mountains outside town.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs Predator

    by Professor_Bedlam

    Now that would be a movie!!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    GornPirate

    by juice willis

    That's genius. No bullshit.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Good

    by DutchRudder

    I wasn't to excited about the man/bear/pig story anyway. Loved Rambo, Rambo V is gonna be sweet.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Good call, Good call.

    by otm shank

    Two kick ass Sly action movies instead of one. Sweet.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    So what's wrong with the PREDATORS script?

    by ABking

    For those who read the leaked script, what is so bad?

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    It's Lou Dobbs!

    by jaymrobinson

    After he left CNN, Lou Dobbs went across the border to kill all the Mexican women to stop the birth of future illegal aliens! What an A-hole! Gut him Rambo!!

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    GornPirate

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I agree that would be trippy.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    DEAR SLY

    by SK229

    Please teach some sort of self-awareness class to everyone else in Hollywood.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Juarambo in a sombrero.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    That'll be something to see. "No, senor. No women disappear here. Right, Rita? Rita? Rita...?" Although "Predambo" would have been interesting.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    Will Smith as Rambo :

    by PTSDPete

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Um

    by solvseus

    Rambo vs. supersoldier/mutant/genetic lab monster whatever sounds like a terrible idea. Indy 4 terrible. Superman 4 terrible. He might as well hunt Alien/Predator or Freddie or Jason or something.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Thank the movie Gods for this.

    by Ecto-1

    Crossing Rambo with a sci-fi premis was a bad move and I'm gald that Stallone has realized this.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    You thought Rambo vs GM-Monster was "INGENIOUS"?!

    by Wookie_Weed

    I'll never, EVER, take you seriously again. It was fucking retarded, and Sly knows it.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    A giant beast?

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    Hmmmmm....Rambo vs. a giant beast? PREDATOR? Stick with the second idea. The giant beast thing is just stupid and makes it more unbelievable.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 4:02 a.m. CST

    PS I love the Mexico plot

    by Wookie_Weed

    Hopefully it'll raise awareness of what's going on next door. Thousands of women disappearing (and being found murdered) in Mexican border towns. Drug lords ruling the streets. And America has a finger in the pie, no doubt about it. Hopefully Rambo disembowells both the Mexicans and Americans responsible. Vaya con dios, Sly!

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    What IS admirable about Sly, though

    by TurdontheRun

    is the fact that he is generating his own projects and getting them funded, instead of relying on the tired studio system. If he relied on that he'd never get any decent parts considering his age and how his style of action has gone out of style (to be replaced by shakey-cam, uber-'realistic' bullshit, unfortunately). Or if he did they'd be watered down crap. So I definitely admire his ability to take charge of his career and create stuff, and sometimes he hits gold. That's how he got his start with the original Rocky, when he was already in danger of becoming a bit part z-list actor, already washed up at 30. <p>Anyaway, by splitting this Rambo 5 idea into a separate movie (and maybe possible franchise), as well as the actual Rambo 5, it simply gives him another project and potentially iconic character to play with. Perhaps there could be a series of these 'Hunter' films, with this guy tracking down different adversaries. <p>So now Sly has a possible Expendables franchise, further Rambos, this man-beast film, and other projects like the Death Wish re-make and Poe.<p>Now as regards Rambo 5 - make this a kick-ass 'revenge' film. I see this as being like Man on Fire, only without Tony Scott's annoying shakey cam,schizo editing crap. Similarities to Taken as well (which was actually good). And even though they were good, Stallone is a badder motherfucker than Denzel and Neeson. So I want to see Stallone rescuing these kidnapped women and raising hell, slicing, shooting and even torturing his way through drug lords, sex traffickers, and gangsters down in Mexico. I'm sure he'll deliver that - just remember to give us some meat on the bone plot-wise and thematically-wise this time out, something akin to the original First Blood (and maybe have Rambo display his smarts and cunning more like in that fist movie, as well.)

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    What IS admirable about Sly, though

    by TurdontheRun

    is the fact that he is generating his own projects and getting them funded, instead of relying on the tired studio system. If he relied on that he'd never get any decent parts considering his age and how his style of action has gone out of style (to be replaced by shakey-cam, uber-'realistic' bullshit, unfortunately). Or if he did they'd be watered down crap. So I definitely admire his ability to take charge of his career and create stuff, and sometimes he hits gold. That's how he got his start with the original Rocky, when he was already in danger of becoming a bit part z-list actor, already washed up at 30. <p>Anyaway, by splitting this Rambo 5 idea into a separate movie (and maybe possible franchise), as well as the actual Rambo 5, it simply gives him another project and potentially iconic character to play with. Perhaps there could be a series of these 'Hunter' films, with this guy tracking down different adversaries. <p>So now Sly has a possible Expendables franchise, further Rambos, this man-beast film, and other projects like the Death Wish re-make and Poe.<p>Now as regards Rambo 5 - make this a kick-ass 'revenge' film. I see this as being like Man on Fire, only without Tony Scott's annoying shakey cam,schizo editing crap. Similarities to Taken as well (which was actually good). And even though they were good, Stallone is a badder motherfucker than Denzel and Neeson. So I want to see Stallone rescuing these kidnapped women and raising hell, slicing, shooting and even torturing his way through drug lords, sex traffickers, and gangsters down in Mexico. I'm sure he'll deliver that - just remember to give us some meat on the bone plot-wise and thematically-wise this time out, something akin to the original First Blood (and maybe have Rambo display his smarts and cunning more like in that first movie, as well.)

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Why give a shit about DVD column?

    by MurderMostFowl

    You actually read that? What purpose does it serve?<BR><BR>Oh boy I got another DVD in the mail. ooo The extra bonus footage where we see Jake Gyllenhaal back in his trailer eating a sandwich is quite simply... amazing. I can't wait for te Bluray so we can actually see the individual deli meat slices! Is it turkey, or is it ham? CHUD claims it is actually roast beef, but a leaked copy of the catering list for the day only lists peanut butter. ( of course of Harry wrote that it would have to be in all caps and have 3 exclamation points minimum )

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    He had a ridiculous idea for Rambo 4 around 1989

    by BoyNamedSue

    He was on Oprah Winfrey promoting Tango and Cash and told the audience that Rambo 4 would be about Rambo saving the environment against corporate polluters......thank the heavens that he never went in that PC direction!!!

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Maybe Rambo should hunt a younger version of himself

    by BoyNamedSue

    Someone disenchanted with the military........I never liked the idea of him in a sci-fi movie, but I did like the idea of him being the hunter, instead of the hunted.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 6:03 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see him reconnecting with his family then

    by Mr Nicholas

    having some kind of threat intrude and everything to kick off.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Hey, Sly, get the guy who wrote SHOOTER to save Rambo franchise

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    That guy could write the fuck out of a great RAMBO script (which SHOOTER should have been) for you.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    When I heard the Rambo vs. Monster idea

    by JonJonB

    I thought it was a joke. Now I find out that it was being taken seriously?! What. The. Fuck. Until the Monopoly story, this was the shittiest most fucked up story I'd ever heard.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    I agree...

    by jermcdee

    ...with TurdonthRrun. The last Rambo could've gone down in history as one of the great action flicks if the first half had been a little more solid. The dialogue was terrible and I just didn't buy Rambo's bitterness. He didn't seem like the "...Turns Blue" Rambo we knew before. If you get my meaning.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Sounds like it could work

    by bobbofatz

    Call it Predator!

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I'm hugely disappointed

    by Drsambeckett1984

    The whole Rambo vs monster idea was so preposterous that it would have worked, this new idea seems so formulaic, not saying I'm not happy to see Rambo again. <P> But consider my enthusiasm somewhat waned.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    but i wanted the uberfrankenstein

    by blonde redhead

    sad news but hopefully he'll pick it up later.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    uberfrankenstein's agent was the deal killer

    by NippleEffect

    it put on airs of Tom Parker and then the talks broke down

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    sly i say fuck it

    by Tattooedjedi

    see if Kurt Russell's available, and instead of making Tango & Cash 2, get Bruce Campbell also and make the long awaited Rambo Vs. Snake Plissken Vs. Ash. If that aint a money maker, i don't know what is...

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Nobody outside the states give a fuck about Mexico.

    by tradeskilz

    Then again i didnt care much for the plight of the Burmese people either and i liked that movie. Anyway it does sound kinda formulaic if you ask me. Since we obviously dont care about that here is what i would do: Johns old friend (Kurt Russel) an old CIA operative is captured by the Talibans. Rambo having intimate knowledge of that area since before gets convinced to hook up with a colorful band of elite Delta Force operatives. The Delta guys think that old John is a liability and treats him like dead weight. Then all hell breaks loose and they see why Rambo is the best. Or Rambo travels to a remote village in Afghanistan when he finds out he fatherd a child during the events of (Rambo 3). The village gets purged by the Taliban and Rambo's kid gets killed. Rambo vowes revenge and start waging a one man war on the Talibans. Stalking them in the night, coming out of the clay hut walls like a ghost, traps in the sand, mountain warfare etc and the locals start telling legends of the invincible Rambo.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Why not Rambo versus the sea-beast!

    by MurderMostFowl

    You know... rambo can have a big climactic battle where he mounts a harley and charges against the sea-beast and actually JUMPS over him in an amazing display of pyrotechnics.<BR><BR> Naw... maybe a sea-beast is too much fantasy... how about a shark maybe? ;)

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    ABking

    by Tiberius_Prime

    I read that PREDATORS script, and I thought is was pretty cool, but am I alone in thinking Adrien Brody as the lead is a terrible idea? I could see him as the freaky serial killer guy, but the lead?

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Maybe I'm just reading this wrong, but...

    by Snake Foreskin

    how is that Sly update saying the man/beast won't be in the movie? It says using another character in the lead. Rambo himself. How is that saying there is no man/beast? Maybe I've just had too long of a day.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Here's what's wrong with the Predators script

    by UMAGA

    The Predators. There's really only one. The others are some weird mutations who bleed black and have oversized mandibles and no noses (Wait..no noses?) and are on steroids (Which was the problem with AvP anyway). They also come across as shitty hunters. One has a freaking chaingun and SHOOTS BULLETS IN MID AIR and he doesn't shoot shit. Why would a Predator do that anyway? It's not even trying to hunt. Also, the ONE REAL Predator is tied up and when you think he's going to look batshit on the fakers he gets his ass handed to him. Complete bullshit. And let's not even mention the alternate ending! Okay, let's. Dutch is a Predator leader?

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    hm..

    by starbuck2907

    Well, I thought the other idea had potential, but I thought it should have been about Rambo facing a younger, human version of himself who had gone down the wrong path without a Troutman to guide him back... You know, a young Iraq vet with post-tram. syndrome that Rambo needed to track down, but not kill...a lot of hand to hand fighting and tracking and booby-trapping in Canada. I think Rambo vs. monster could have worked, but I wasn't a big fan because it leaves the Rambo universe pseudo-reality (at least the bad guys are human) behind. However, I had confidence that Sly could pull off whatever he wanted and pull it off well. I'm a little disappointed with the Rambo vs. mexcan cartels idea cause it seems like a little re-hash of the past films, another rescue story. Rambo V was a great film, cause it had loads of over-the-top blood and guts action and felt more "real" than those 80's Rambo's (cept the first one). I think the Rambo vs. iraq vet is the best idea, cause it could actually give more character and drama, like the first Rambo. Rambo vs. Cartels, I have confidence will be a quality action movie, but we'll have to see if Sly can make it more than that. As for "Hunter" ...the Man vs Monster script, I'm glad that Sly has decided to go with the original character and script. That film deserves to be made on it's own merits. Of course, I don't really see why Sly couldn't just make a Rambo "non-canon" trilogy or something where it gets all ridiculous and he's fighting predator and whatever else monster he wants. I think if he came out and said "these are not canon films" and put a 10 second preface before the films saying they aren't "canon" films, fans would go nuts and love every minute of some dirty Rambo vs. monster films, just for the joyride. ...Kinda like Stallone could be making his "Predator" for the 2000's like arnuld did back with the original. Oh well, Sly, I've got confidence you can pull off whatever you want, but don't feel like you have to churn out another "rambo saves hostages" film again just to please fans. You should feel free to take some chances with the character, but you could see why Rambo vs monster freaked a lot of fans out. After such a kick-ass movie about the reality of war and Burma, you were going off into quasi sci-fi. I trusted you to pull it off, even though it "felt" a little weird, but a lot of people didn't trust the idea. I still say scrap the mexico idea, have rambo fighting a sympathetic, but dangerous character, a younger version of himself, tracking and fighting and hunting in the wild of canada or washington state. You'll get good reviews for taking chances, fans will like the throwback to the first Rambo, and you have a little more creative freedom than another rambo saves hostages movie would give you.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs. Shambo

    by STLost

    The tribe has spoken!

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    5 RAMBO movies are just awesome to own!

    by ABking

    Never thought we would have so many RAMBO adventures.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    over the border? - canada? - that would be different

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    or is this story going to take advantage of the current anti-mexican zeitgeist - "rambo versus the white-slavers of cabo"

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    rambo vs cisco

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    UMAGA... whats wrong with the "predator" script...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... is it was already made - the movie was called "predator" - this script is "predator" with a super-soldier (universal soldier?) instead of an alien - originality is dead in hollywood

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    UMAGA

    by Tiberius_Prime

    You did get that the title was Metaphorical didn't ya?

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    PREDATORS

    by Tiberius_Prime

    Admit that after that dude gets shot and the SupaPred mocks the chick with "Help Me!" that was fuckin cool

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Hope he does the Hunter flick first

    by MacReady452

    and the best part of AVP was when the Predator does a reverse jam with the spear into the aliens head. He looked like Charles Barkley in theat scene.

  • Nov. 13, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    That was cool but the fake Predators still suck.

    by UMAGA

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    Anything Sly does is awesome!

    by EvilDoeR

    So im cool with anything he does as long as he does more Rambo movies im cool! lol :)

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    I was dreading the scary monster version ...

    by Yer_Maw

    ... really thought Sly was about to piss away a lot of the good will/rep established with the last Rambo and Rocky Balboa. So, huge sigh of relief.<p>A non-Rambo version of the same story should rock, mind.<p>Now, if only Rambo 5 could give us some Brian Dennehy ...

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    will Rambo shoot a...

    by The_Crimson_King

    怒 symbol at Murdoch and turn him into a frog?

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Thank Crom.

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

    I had a bad, bad feeling about the other direction.

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Rambo going to Mexico would be cool.

    by Orbots Commander

    Just recently sitting at a Barnes and Noble coffee shop, I read a piece in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly about the nearly-failed-state south of the border. <p> It's truly disturbing how, inside of a handful of years, Mexico has devolved into a semi-backwards country, second world country, into a place that comes off like Pakistan or Somalia; just complete and utter lawlessness, corrupt on the take army officers and cops, and wild west type shoot outs happening all over the country, in broad daylight, between rival drug gangs, with innocent people getting caught in the crossfire.

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Rambo vs Monster = Predator

    by JT Kirk

    Simpsons did it!

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    A Better Idea Would Be To Mix...

    by WriteFromLeft

    ...The Most Dangerous Game with The Prisoner. Rambo awakens on an island only to realize one of the most skilled hunters who ever lived is now the hunted. Add a dollop of jingoism and you're good to go.

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Why does everyone assume it was a BEAST in Rambo 5?

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    From what Stallone said earlier, it sure sounded like he was fucking with us... that the beast Rambo would hunt would end up being Rambo himself, and it would turn out that Rambo has basically gone Jeckyll and Hyde. I thought that might have been compelling, and a logical direction for Rambo's endgame. That said, I'd rather see Rambo stalking a good nemesis.

  • Nov. 15, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    "There will be blood" ? FUCK YEAH!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Sly, I love ya!

  • Nov. 15, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Win that fucking Oscar Sly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    Good going Sly. The book sounds like it would make a great movie with a different character as I had mentioned. I'm hoping you create a cooool character for that book-movie. Concerning Rambo, I just watched Rambo 3 on cable again. That stick fight was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all know how much of a bad mother fucker Rambo is after the last movie. I always thought of a Rambo movie as half Braveheart. What I'm saying is that Rambo rips the shit out of the villains who deserve it and it's war of course. However, Braveheart also showed Gibson's romantic side and his witty side. In Rambo 2 we got to see a hint of it but only a few minutes. If you want to bring in the female audience as well as guys who like ass kicking than perhaps concider writing romance. Your the director and this could be your first movie with a real romance story since Rocky 1. Even better if you want to take it to epic emotions like Braveheart. As for Rambo's witt. It really wasn't expressed as much in the last movie. You have to be super intellegent to out wit the bad guys and it would be great for you to write it in the screen play. As I reccall you won an Oscar for writing Rocky therefore you are more than qualified to give Rambo smart dialogue while also keeping to the bad ass character. I don't know how I feel about mexico. It's a great country with great people. But, it's not exactly glamorous like Europe or bad ass war looking like the middle east. In any case I'm there on opening day man. I hope you also decided to remove the younger solders. We don't care about watching younger kids. Rambo is like Batman. We want to see Batman and not a bunch of boring side kicks. That was my least favorite part of the last movie. Which is a huge compliment toward you Sly. Also, the last movie looked no where near as big in scale as part 2 or 3. I know your budget is smaller since you are not making it with one of the major studios. However, perhaps you could bring Robert Rodriguez's studio into the mix. They take a movie with half a budget of studio movies and make the scale huge. Since you were in Spy Kids than perhaps you could make use of that contact. I'm not saying bring Rodriguez in as Director or Producer. But, just to hire or consult with his company for visual fx, location and etc. Again, we all have your back Sly. I can't wait until your next movie. If you go the Braveheart route than you could have an Oscar winning movie on your hands. Man would that shock poeple. "Rambo nominated for an academy Award!!!!" It isn't impossible. You've done it with the first Rocky and Rambo is just as good as Braveheart accept no one knows it yet ; )

  • Nov. 17, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Series end

    by thebeesknees

    I think if he's going to make a fifth film it should be that he's taken a job as a deputy in a small town, and a unhinged young veteran loses it and wrecks havoc in his town. Basically flip the first movie's plot, except Rambo knows what he's going through. And I think the perfect end to this series (aside from part 4's) would be Rambo dying and getting a full military burial at Arlington. Just my two cents.