Stallone reveals Rambo V plot
Sylvester Stallone has been talking about the plot of his intended Rambo V, which he currently subtitles The Savage Hunt, and reveals that it has a lot more to do with films such as Universal Soldier and Predator than a traditional Rambo script.
I find the direction interesting, while some are screaming science fiction, it's pretty far from that really, it has a tiny touch of non-mainstream about it, but it does some interesting things to the character and gives him a little breath of new life rather than relying on where he's been.
I like this idea, let's pitch it to you. The idea is that Rambo will be back in America, that the previous story got right, but he will be in the Pacific Northwest, somewhere close to where we first met Rambo in the first film, according to the man himself through AICN.
A military programme has been trying to breed and raise men as the most hardened and savage killers that can be made from humans, as Stallone describes them, like the real life Immortals from 300 (Filmstalker review) and how they were bred from children.
The project is a success and they create the perfect killers, unfortunately they can't be controlled and the government turn to Rambo.
Well, Rambo and a Black Ops team. They're sent in to hunt down and capture or kill the killer. So we've gone from Universal Soldier to Predator, but instead of Arnie we have the hardened, real life killer of Rambo.
Despite the obvious connections, I think this sounds like a cracking idea. As long as they don't go too far towards the Universal Soldier side of the story and keep the training and conditioning of the killers fully grounded in reality, think Martyrs (Filmstalker review).
I'm impressed with the idea the more I think about it. What do you think? This the Rambo for you?