Rambo v Daesh! New film rumor or fight of the century?

Published July 14th, 2015 - 08:00 GMT

Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that he is set to shoot a new Rambo, and will take on ISIS in the new action-packed movie.

The actor-director revealed that he already has a team checking out locations familiar to the terrorist group so that they can shoot the “most realistic Rambo movie”.

Stallone, 69, is set to reprise the role of the lethal soldier John Rambo, which has taken the character to Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and Afghanistan.

In the new fifth movie, which is called Rambo V: Last Blood , he is set to head to Syria and face his most menacing enemy yet; ISIS.

"We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where ISIS have their greatest strongholds," Stallone announced at Comic-Con.

"We're working with the locals there to help deliver the most intense and realistic Rambo movie experience ever."

The new synopsis is a far cry from Stallone’s previous imagining of the new movie, where he said the plot would centre on Rambo taking on the Mexican cartel and be an action-packed “version of No Country for Old Men".

He was set to start filming the project in early 2015, but filming was delayed. Stallone has reportedly written the script and will reportedly directing the new movie, which is likely to start production after his new movie, Scarpa, wraps.

There is no word on a release date for the new movie, but he’s in full franchise mode at the moment, having already brought back his iconic character of Rocky Balboa in the new Rocky spin-off Creed.

He’s also set to return as Barney Ross in the fourth instalment of The Expendables 4.

By Claire Rutter


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