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?