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RAMBO 5 Not Savage

Sly sticking with the original Rambo 5 plot.

By Jarrod Sarafin     November 13, 2009
Source: StalloneZone (via ComingSoon)

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Back towards the end of August, Variety confirmed rumors that Rambo 5 was in development over at Millennium Films for writer-director Sylvester Stallone. The story had the character fighting his way through human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the U.S.-Mexico border. The plot concept sounded Rambo-ish enough so everything looked kosher.

Throwing a curve ball a week later, AICN began reporting that wasn't the correct storyline and the character's next mission would in fact be adapted from James Byron Huggins' sci-fi novel, "Hunter." Hell, they even had a teaser poster (shown above).

The fellows over at ComingSoon have alerted that the original trade story seems to be the case once again. Sly has confirmed to StalloneZone that they're shifting away from the sci-fi adaptation plan and back to the more grounded Mexican trafficking tale.Possibly because of fan feedback? This wouldn't be the first time that happened. Before the previous film's release, Lionsgate tried changing John Rambo's title to Rambo Goes to Hell. When the fans swooped in and demanded it changed back, Sly stepped in and listened.

Sound off on it below. Would you prefer Rambo to jump into sci-fi or stay in territory he knows best? 


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xenomorph 11/13/2009 4:31:22 AM

It's good to know that sly listens to the fans. The whole sci-fi angle just didn't seem to fit right with the Rambo character.

Dazzler 11/13/2009 4:33:10 AM

I also think Rambo should be kept in the real-ish world.  You put syfy on it and then a budget bump then it bombs and that's the end of the series. 

Flint521466 11/13/2009 4:35:18 AM

Either way I'm down! I think the sci-fi angle would've been a great, different direction to go in.  But I'll setttle for Rambo blowin' up Mexico.

CaptAmerica04 11/13/2009 6:06:02 AM

Yeah, SciFi is great, but that's not the genre that Rambo belongs in.  Just stick to the type of over-the-top action and solid story that he's always been in.  My respect for Stallone (if he really did listen and exert his influence as a result) just went up a notch.

I want to see the return of the bow with exploding arrow tips, though.  I said "no scifi."  I said nothing about "no mildly unrealistic weapons or stunts."

Muenster 11/13/2009 6:29:15 AM

 The Sci Fi angle could work only as long as it is treated as a minor mysterious plot device that is not brought to the audiences attention till the climax or even the end. 

Sort of like: The antagonists have been abducting a few people, but are getting the blame for all the recent abductions. They think it's a rival gang or syndicate.

I for one would love to see something like this, but I'd be content with one more camping trip with Rambo regardless.

Calibur454 11/13/2009 7:12:13 AM

I suppose this is good news though I doubt it will make much of a difference. The last one was so violent it will be quite interesting or hilarious to see how they tr to top it.

Wiseguy 11/13/2009 7:37:03 AM

Yeah I'm down either way also. Rambo is already fantasy so going sci/fi wouldn't have been  a stretch in my eyes. I wonder if Sly is going to listen if mexicans start screaming "racism", what then

littlemikey979 11/13/2009 7:45:23 AM

I agree with the Cap, hopefuly Sly did listen to the fans, and changed the angles. Its awesome that he did, if thats what he did. IF he did, that would bring to count of people who listen to their fans in hollyweird to what like four or five now?

Go Sly!

AFWICK14 11/13/2009 7:46:31 AM

Flint that is gay like your avatar, Rambo Sci-fi is about a good of an idea as Jason in Space.  Keep Rambo out of the Sci-fi stuff.

VTGamehendge 11/13/2009 8:37:08 AM

Oh thank God.

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