Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone is working on the fifth installment of "Rambo". The 71-year-old actor first played the Vietnam veteran in 1982.He is said to be working on a script for the new movie with his "Expendables" collaborator Avi Lerner on board as a producer, reports deadline.com.Lerner's Millennium Films is launching sales on the project in Cannes with a tentative filming date set for September of this year.In the fifth episode of the franchise, when the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the US-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico's most violent cartels.Stallone, who starred in and directed the last episode of the series in 2008, is currently working on "Creed II".
Rambo was an 80s-style action movie with modern sensibilities. Stallone is not a one-man army as in previous movies but rather a dogged old soldier that realises his potential while racking up a body count that could might as well make Tarintino proud. In many ways, this movie parallels Rocky Balboa as a mature ending to a series of sometimes over-the-top but fun action movies. John Rambo in this movie is an aging but potent killing machine that for the first time since First Blood accomplishes his mission in a very believable manner. The film doesn't hold anything back when showing exactly what a Barret .50 caliber sniper rifle can do to a human body. Stallone mutters only a very few lines of dialog in this movie... there's no speeches or patriotic flag waving going on here but there is a clear lesson on how well liberal idealism holds up under barbaric realities amid genocide and war.