In "Rambo - First Blood" (1982) spielt Sylvester Stallone den unkaputtbaren Vietnam-Veteranen John J. Rambo, der nach "Rocky" ebenfalls zur Film-Ikone mutierte... Das Wort "Rambo" fand Einzug in den Alltagswortschatz und beschreibt ein rüdes Vorgehen...
Die Dreharbeiten zu "Rambo 5" sollten im Frühjahr 2010 beginnen, dann wollte Stallone zu 99% keinen weiteren Teil drehen... Nun wurde ein neues Drehbuch in Auftrag gegeben...
PS: Stallone wollte auch an einem rund 12 Minuten längeren "John Rambo" Director's Cut werkeln...
Macleans.ca sprach mit Stallone, u.a. über das Schicksal von Rambo... SPOILER !!! [...] I’m dying to do another Rambo. He’s in Arizona on the border. It will involve him going into Mexico. I don’t think Rambo likes Mexicans. [...]
Via Twitter schreibt der Drehbuchautor Sean Hood... [...] Rambo 5 on hold as Sly finishes Expendables 2. He hasn't decided if R5 will be an "Unforgiven" or a "passing of the torch."
Via Empire gibt es den letzten Stand in Sachen "Rambo 5"... Eighteen months ago, in the run up to The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone told Empire that John Rambo's adventures were over. "It's pretty well done; I'm about 99% sure there won't be any more," he said. "I'm very happy with the last Burmese episode, and another film might be misinterpreted as an unnecessary and mercenary gesture. I don't want that to happen."
And yet, and yet... Conan the Barbarian writer Sean Hood has just submitted his screenplay for Rambo: Last Stand to Millennium. FEARnet slipped a casual mention into an interview with Hood about Conan (there's also a line about a potential film based on another Robert E Howard character: that'd be Kull, folks!), and the writer was happy to expand on that info a little, after a request from Empire for clarifiication.
Firstly, this isn't just preemptive wishful thinking on the part of Millennium: Stallone was involved in getting the ball rolling. "I met with Mr Stallone twice last year," Sean tells us. "He gave me a book, an older screenplay, and about twenty pages he'd written himself to use as inspiration for the last chapter of the Rambo saga."
What's the book? Sean won't say, but does reveal that this Rambo 5 isn't based on any of the ideas that have been bubbling under in the recent past. It isn't the south-of-the-border action-fest that would have seen Rambo rescuing a young girl from a deadly drugs cartel. Nor is it the the sci-fi tinged Savage Hunt (which always seemed like a bizarre idea anyway). And it isn't the prequel that Stallone was pondering last summer. "It's more in line with the small-town thriller of First Blood," says Sean.
Rambo: Last Stand is a long way from a done deal or a green light though. One screenplay doth not a movie make, and Sean is careful to stress that "As of now, I don't know whether Mr Stallone will actually do it. Right now, as I understand it, he has his hands full with Bullet to the Head and Expendables 2. But Millennium films did hire me to complete the screenplay and realise his story, and my hope is that he'll eventually be inspired to do one more Rambo film, with the tone of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven." [...]
Empire sprach mit Sylvester Stallone über "Rambo 5"...
For a while now, there have been all sorts of rumours about Rambo V. It’s a sci-fi. No, it’s a straight-up Rambo flick, where Sylvester Stallone’s one-man army takes on all-comers and shoots them into the middle of next week. No, it’s this. No, it’s that.
So, when we spoke to Stallone exclusively for our cover feature on The Expendables, we took the time to ask him for the definitive take on the fifth big-screen adventure of the taciturn warrior, and discovered that it’s none of the above.
In fact, it’s not going to happen at all.
"I think Rambo’s pretty well done. I don’t think there’ll be any more. I’m about 99% sure," said Stallone, which comes as something of a surprise. After all, Rambo V was considered to be something of an inevitability after the last movie, the ultra-violent Rambo, made $113 million worldwide in 2008. But The Expendables has made Sly think long and hard about his future; and Rambo doesn’t feature in it.
"I was going to do it," he said. "I said I’d never talk about this, but with I feel that with Rocky Balboa, that character came complete circle. He went home. But for Rambo to go on another adventure might be, I think, misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary. I don’t want that to happen.
"I’m very happy with the last Burmese episode, because I didn’t pull any punches on it," he continued. "I wanted it to be what civil war really is - rough. You can’t candy coat it, and where do you go from there? So that’s [Rambo V] going to go."
Stallone’s not done with Rambo completely, though. He told Empire that he’s at work on a director’s cut of Rambo which will restore twelve minutes to the movie, including a surprising outburst of loquaciousness for the mumbling man of action at the movie’s beginning.
"He does a speech at the beginning of the movie to Julie Benz where he lays out why his life has been a complete disappointment and why war is natural and peace is an accident," added Stallone. "And how he just feels that his life has been a waste. It’s very important to hear that and I didn’t think so at the time. I’m going to go back and put in some stuff."
StalloneZone erhielt eine Nachricht von Sylvester Stallone zum Plot von "Rambo 5"... [...] I’m letting you know that Rambo has changed course and the story about hunting the man/beast will be done using another character in the lead. RAMBO himself will be heading over the border to a violent city where many young women have vanished . [...]
haben die offizielle Synopsis zu "Rambo 5: The Savage Hunt" und zur literarischen Vorlage "Hunter" von James Byron Huggins nachgereicht... [...] John Rambo could track anyone - or anything - on earth. Now the military desperately needs him for a mission that his ultrasensitive instincts tell him he should refuse. A beast is loose somewhere north of the Artic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation.
It's a job that Rambo and his 22-year-old hunting partner, Beau Brady, can't turn down, but they and a team of highly-skilled special forces kill team discover that the prey is a terror beyond their wildest imagination - a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man's cunning, a predator's savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Rambo and Beau survive its unrelenting hunger for human blood, they'll still have to contront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal. [...]
Sylvester Stallone sprach mit AICN über die Story von "Rambo V: The Savage Hunt", die laut einer späteren Voicemail von Sly (*.mov, 1.91 MB) nicht in Richtung "Universal Soldier" gehen soll... ;-) [...] Apparently there are a lot of rumors out there about the next RAMBO, some of which have been floated by the Trades - but the reality is quite a bit different. It does involve Rambo back in the United States. But from what Sly told me, it is structured quite a bit different.
You see, it is set in the Pacific Northwest. Back in the general area where we first were introduced to John. It seems that somewhere in that Area there is a U.S. Military installation that is doing experiments on elite soldiers as part of some sort of program where they're attempting to tap into that SAVAGERY that we have deeply embedded into us. The plan is create brilliantly instinctual killer soldiers that have no qualms about taking life. Sly brought up the ancient Immortals, which were cartoonishly glimpsed in 300. In reality, they were children trained from the time they were infants to kill.
Well as happens with Government Experiments to create the perfect killer - it goes exceptionally well... and then exceptionally badly. And Rambo is brought in with a Black Ops squad ("Like in PREDATOR") to hunt, capture or kill this worse than Rambo killer. [...]
Variety.com meldet... John Rambo's officially readying for a fifth mission.
Nu Image/Millennium Films has greenlit the franchise's fifth installment, with Sylvester Stallone starring and directing, repeating his duties from 2008's "Rambo."
The upcoming project's storyline revolves around Rambo fighting his way through human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the U.S.-Mexico border. Production will start in the spring.
The film will be produced by Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton and John Thompson. Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson will exec produce.
Stallone had indicated in interviews that a fifth Rambo was in the works. He teamed with Nu Image/Millennium on the 2008 project, which grossed $42 million domestically and $113 million overseas.
Nu Image/Millennium is in post-production on "Expendables," starring Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke. [...]
Moviehole meldet... According to the ever-so-reliable-British-Press (in this case The Sun) Mickey Rourke is set to play the villain in the new "Rambo" movie.
Rourke and Stallone were spotted lunching recently and naturally, the paper knows what was being discussed over gin and carrot sticks. How do they know? Well, they sent in a fly, strapped with a mini micro-recorder, to tape their conversation. That's the only way they could know, right? Unless the waiter overheard something and took a $200 pay-off from The Sun to tell all. But shit, let's just go with it.
Anyway, according to the publication Sylvester Stallone has asked the Oscar Nominee to join him on not only "The Expendables" (that we know is true; most of the cast start work next week on the picture) but "Rambo 5". Now is it even certain that another Rambo is going to happen? Is it any more than a couple of pages of notes on Sly's desk somewhere?
Look, there could be some truth to the rumour - after all, Sly's said in the past that he wants this new "Rambo" sequel to be set on home soil, the United States and it'd make sense that the big guy would go head-to-head with a fellow American there. But still, considering the source I'd take it with a grain of salt. It's likely Rourke and Sly were merely sharing some carbs before heading off overseas together next week to make "Expendables".
Extra sprach mit Sylvester Stallone... [...] "Yeah, we are doing another 'Rambo,' but the conflict is whether to do it in America or a foreign country." [...]
Moviehole meldet... Seems Sylvester Stallone doesn’t just have one more Rambo movie left in him - he has two. We were informed this morning that Millennium/Nu-Image wants two more jaunts out of the scarred Vietnam Vet.
The aging action-hero has already written "Rambo 5" - rumoured to be shooting next year in Bulgaria, though set in the United States - and is about to put pen to paper on a sixth installment of the series. Also, the next two films won’t be War films like the original movies (actually, I wouldn’t call "First Blood" a War movie - that was just a good-time thriller) but just straight-up action thrillers. The bandana may make reappearance yet.
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter states that Stallone, who helmed last year’s "Rambo", will also direct "Rambo 5". [...]
JoBlo.com denkt laut darüber nach gegen wen Rambo als nächstes kämpfen könnte oder sollte... ;-)
AICN meldet... [...] don’t know if you watched Leno last night, but he had Sylvester Stallone on to push the RAMBO DVD release. Sly announced during the interview that later on (hopefully this year but he didn’t give a time-frame) he will release a "Director’s Cut" of the film, and give it the original title JOHN RAMBO. [...]
Moviehole meldet... A couple of months back "Rambo" producer Harvey Weinstein mentioned he'd love to do a fifth installment in which the iconic character returns home to America (the ending of the latest film seems to set that up). But when news came through last week that the fifth "Rambo" movie - seemingly on the fast track - would film in Bulgaria, most of us assumed that the plan of having Rambo on home soil had been abandoned for yet another away-from-home War tale. Seems not.
A reliable contact for Moviehole, 'KC', informed us today that the next "Rambo" film will indeed be set in America - it's just more cost-effective to do it in Bulgaria.
Says our scooper, "The street sets of Bulgaria that are getting the makeover, the same ones that were rented out and used in Van Damme’s The Shepherd, will be doubling for Rambo’s hometown, which is supposed to somewhere in Arizona." [...]
Via ScreenDaily.com kommt dieser dezente Hinweis auf "Rambo 5"... Nu Boyana expands with new city streets sets
Sofia-based studio is planning another 10 sound stages; future shoots to include Rambo 5 and Pope Joan.
Moviehole berichtet über "Rambo 5", der völlig anders werden soll... From the sounds of it, "Rambo 5" will be what "Rambo 4" should have been - a film dissimilar from the previous films in the franchise, and somewhat of a character journey (or, like the latest one, it could be simply 'the same old shit').
In an interview with Metro Magazine, Sly said he's already begun work on "Rambo 5".
"I would like to take Rambo to another genre,experiment a little with the character.It would definitely not be another warmovie, cuz I can't go any further with that than what I've already done. What it's going to be like I'm not going to reveal at this point. But I'm already halfway though writing the manuscript".
Heute kommt "John Rambo" in die deutschen Kinos...
Hollywoodreporter.com berichtet über neue Filmprojekte, evtl. "Rambo 5" !?! When it comes to Sylvester Stallone's career, there ain't nothin' over till it's over.
The boxoffice comeback champ has just inked a lucrative deal to direct and star in two action films with his "Rambo" producers Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner and Trevor Short of Nu Image/Millennium Films.
Stallone also will produce the films with Kevin King-Templeton and Lerner. Dimbort, Short and Boaz Davidson will serve as executive producers.
Several scripts are being considered for follow-ups to his surprise hit sequels to "First Blood" and "Rocky." With Nu Image/Millennium's new WGA interim deal speeding up the process, the first script is expected to be locked and loaded by the fall, with production set to begin shortly thereafter. [...]
Hollywoodreporter.com berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse... Lionsgate's "Rambo" proved neither dynamite nor dud during the weekend with an estimated $18.2 million opening, yet the Sylvester Stallone starrer lost the battle for the domestic boxoffice in an $18.7 million sneak attack by the Fox comedy "Meet the Spartans."
"Rambo," in which the Weinstein Co. holds 50% equity, performed roughly as expected. [...]
A reported $50 million production, "Rambo" was a negative pickup from Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium.
The latest and mostly simply titled installment in Stallone's series about hard-bitten mercenary John Rambo -- which the topliner also directed -- drew audiences evenly split between patrons under 25 and those older. About 67% of the film's patrons were males.
"In addition to getting the older 'Rambo' fans, we were also able to attract a whole new generation of new 'Rambo' fans," Lionsgate distribution president Steve Rothenberg said.
Weinstein Co. co-topper Harvey Weinstein said the opening grosses for "Rambo" were solid enough to make him want to back another franchise entry.
"Whatever the domestic gross is -- let's say it's $50 million -- foreign (cume) will be $150 million," Weinstein said. "That's reason enough to show the demand is out there."
The best opening in the "Rambo" franchise was marked by 1985's "Rambo: First Blood Part II," which unspooled with $25.5 million on the way to a $150.4 million domestic tally. [...]
Bei AICNgibt es einen Schwung Kritiken zu "John Rambo"... Bei AICN beantwortet Sylvester Stallone nochmals Fragen der Fans...
Bei B-D gibt es eine Kritik zu "John Rambo" (4/5)... [...] RAMBO is your run of the mill ‘80s action movie loaded with guns, explosions and great one-liners. Stallone gives John Rambo little dialogue and enough gusto to carry the movie with sheer facial intensity. Rambo is better than ever and fighting for only one reason... because it’s in his blood. [...]
RAMBO wasn’t made for you to think, it was made to blow YOU out of the water with insane action and violence.
Although most of the dialogue is laugh out loud funny, and the storyline completely ludicrous, RAMBO is pure adrenaline for your soul. Get ready for one of the most violent rides of your life and for a trip back to the ‘80s when films were made to be mindless fun. John Rambo is back and better than ever.
Bei AICN beantwortet Sylvester Stallone weitere Fragen der Fans... Und CS! plauderte mit Stallone über "John Rambo"...
Bei AICN beantwortet Sylvester Stallone weitere Fragen der Fans...
Bei AICN beantwortet Sylvester Stallone weitere Fragen der Fans...
Bei AICN beantwortet Sylvester Stallone Fragen der Fans, u.a. zu "Rambo"...
Im MTV Movies Blog beantwortet Stallone Fragen... MTV: [...] Where are you at with "Rambo" today? What remains to be done? What are the biggest challenges you’re finding in the editing room?
STALLONE: We are just finishing up post-production on the film, which will be released on January 25th. The biggest challenges I’ve had is finding the right balance between the true Burmese crisis - which has been on going on for 60 years, where rape, torture and murder are commonplace there - and creating an action film that gives vieweres what they want, without being preachy. [...]
Bei CS! kann man einen "Rambo" TV-Spot sehen...
USA Today zeigt ein neues Bild und meldet... [...] Rambo has spent the past two decades living in the region as a hermit, one who has shed patriotism, lost his faith and given up on humanity.
"He realizes his entire existence has been for naught," Stallone says. "Peace is an accident, war is natural. Old men start it, young men fight it, everybody in the middle dies, and nobody tells the truth. He says, 'You think God's going to make it all go away? What has he done and changed in the world? He has done nothing. We are an aggressive animal and will never be at peace.' That's how he feels." [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu einer frühen Fassung des neuen "Rambo"-Films... [...] There's more work to be done so who knows how much the film will change by the time it comes out. I can say that JOHN RAMBO is easily Stallone's best directed film and he pulled off a sequel I didn't even want to see. It's darker than the previous two but much better in its execution. [...]
Oh, and yes, you do hear the Jerry Goldsmith theme. [...]
Bei Latino Review kann man einen Blick auf ein weiteres "Rambo"-Poster werfen...
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Rambo - First Blood Regionalcode 2 FSK: Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren Darsteller: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna Regie: Ted Kotcheff Laufzeit: 89 Minuten DVD Erscheinungstermin: 31. Oktober 2000
Der Veteran John Rambo kommt mit dem zivilen Leben nicht mehr zurecht, zudem leidet er unter einem Trauma, seit er in Vietnam gefoltert wurde. In einer Kleinstadt gerät er mit dem Gesetz in Konflikt, das von einem machtbesessenen Sheriff verkörpert wird. Rambo kann in die Wälder fliehen, und dort verwischen sich für ihn die Grenzen zwischen Gegenwart und Vergangenheit...
Rambo III Regionalcode 2 FSK: Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren DVD Erscheinungstermin: 3. Januar 2006