Back in May it was confirmed that Sylvester Stallone will be reprising the role of Vietnam war veteran and killing machine John J. Rambo for a fifth instalment in the action franchise, and now comes word from Geeks Worldwide that Get the Gringo helmer Adrian Grunberg is set to direct.
Rambo V will pick up with Rambo living on a ranch in Arizona, “deeply troubled and wrestling with PTSD as he picks up casual work wherever he can. When long-time family friend and estate manager Maria informs Rambo that her grand-daughter has gone missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, he sets off with her to find the youngster. What ensues is a violent descent into hell as Rambo uncovers a sex-trafficking ring. He teams up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been kidnapped and must deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.”
In addition to 2012’s Get the Gringo, Grunberg has worked as a second unit director and first assistant director on the likes of Collateral Damage, Man on Fire, Edge of Darkness, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Narcos.
Production on Rambo V is expected to begin in September, with the film shooting in London, Bulgaria and the Canary Islands.