Sylvester Stallone will debut Rambo V: Last Blood images at Cannes

Sylvester Stallone is taking his new Rambo film to Cannes to give film festival attendees a first glimpse of the franchise’s fifth instalment.Rambo V: Last Blood marks the legendary actor’s final outing as John Rambo, a character he began playing in …

Sylvester Stallone is taking his new Rambo film to Cannes to give film festival attendees a first glimpse of the franchise’s fifth instalment.

Rambo V: Last Blood marks the legendary actor’s final outing as John Rambo, a character he began playing in 1982’s First Blood.

According to Deadline, Sylvester will debut exclusive images from the new movie during a special screening at the Palais des Festivals on 24 May. There will also be a video montage honouring the 72-year-old’s five-decade film career and showcase the world premiere of Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood in 4K at the Grand Theatre Lumiere.

Based on David Morrell’s 1972 novel of the same name, about John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier, the film helped cement Sylvester’s status as Hollywood’s leading action man, after the success of his first two Rocky films in the late ‘70s.

Like the Rocky franchise, the Oscar nominee co-wrote all of the Rambo instalments.

He was last seen as the Vietnam vet in 2008’s Rambo, which he also directed.

Rambo V: Last Blood, directed by Adrian Grunberg, will see Rambo go up against a Mexican cartel. It also stars Paz Vega and Oscar Jaenada.

Last year the star bowed out as his other famous alter ego, Rocky Balboa, in Creed II. He is rumoured to be returning to The Expendables film series though, for the franchise’s fourth movie.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from 14 to 25 May.

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Sylvester Stallone gets behind fifth Rambo movie

Sylvester Stallone is heading back to the big screen as John Rambo for a fifth movie. The Creed star’s Vietnam vet character, who first appeared in 1982’s First Blood, will tackle Mexican crime bosses in his latest adventure. Movie mogul Avi Lerner a…

Sylvester Stallone is heading back to the big screen as John Rambo for a fifth movie.

The Creed star’s Vietnam vet character, who first appeared in 1982’s First Blood, will tackle Mexican crime bosses in his latest adventure.

Movie mogul Avi Lerner and his Millennium partners will be taking the film to the Cannes Film Festival in France this week (beg07May18). Lerner will produce alongside Stallone, who is also writing the script, but the veteran action man reportedly won’t direct the project, despite directing the last Rambo saga, 2008’s Rambo.

The film is expected to start shooting in September (18), according to Deadline.

The plot surrounding Rambo 5 will center upon the daughter of one of the character’s friends, who is kidnapped in Mexico. Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to grapple with violent cartel bosses as he seeks to get the girl back and take her home to safety.

Stallone, who is currently working on the Creed sequel with director Stephen Caple, Jr, hasn’t always been a fan of bringing back Rambo for a fifth film, and two years ago (16), producer Lerner was reportedly considering a franchise revamp, which would not feature the Rocky star.

Reports suggested Millennium bosses were seeking a younger actor to take over the role in Rambo: New Blood, which The Iceman filmmaker Ariel Vromen was on board to direct from a script by Brooks McLaren, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is not clear what has become of that project.

The character of John Rambo was created by author David Morrell.

As well as First Blood and 2008’s Rambo, Stallone also played the character in Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo III in 1985 and 1988, respectively.

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