It looks like Vietnam veteran John J. Rambo is set to return to the big screen for a fifth and presumably final entry in the action series, with Deadline reporting that Sylvester Stallone is on board to reprise his role for Rambo 5.
According to the site, producer Avi Lerner is launching sales on the movie in Cannes, and Stallone is currently working on the script ahead of a planned September start date for filming.
The logline for Rambo 5 reads: “When the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels.”
There’s been talk of a fifth Rambo movie for several years now; at one point back in 2009, the project was going by the title Rambo V: The Savage Hunt, and would have seen the U.S. government enlisting Rambo to help hunt down a genetically-engineered creature that had escaped a secret research station.
Most recently, it was reported that in 2016 that Millennium had turned its attention to a reboot entitled Rambo: New Blood, which would have had no involvement from Stallone and instead relaunched the character with a younger actor in the role.
Stallone is currently shooting Creed 2, and it was thought that he would move onto filming The Expendables 4 once production on the Rocky spin-off sequel was complete.