This is the breaking story on Ain't It Cool News. And, yes, it is cool news on one hand but on another hand it ain't all that cool.
UPDATED with Sly Voicemail! AICN Exclusive: RAMBO V: THE SAVAGE HUNT - a touch of science fiction...
Hey folks, Harry here again. Woke up to a voice mail from Stallone that he wished for me to share with all of y'all. This is the actual and complete voice mail from Sly as he explains that this isn't UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, but something different. I thought about transcribing it, but honestly... Sly's voice explaining his thoughts about RAMBO 5... well, it should be heard. For me, I'm excited as hell about this because it doesn't at all sound like any of the prior Rambo scenarios. I love the idea of Rambo tracking, hunting and using his cunning - rather than just blowing people to itty bitty pieces... though I hope there's a bit of that here too. Can never get enough of dissembling an enemy with a high powered automatic weapon. Right?
Anyway, here's what it is like to get Voice Mail from Sylvester Stallone!
Hey folks, Harry here... I'm fascinated by the conversation I had spontaneously just had with Sylvester Stallone. 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.
As you should know, it is early on the project. They've whipped up a quicky one-sheet that will be somewhere around the Toronto Film Festival beginning tomorrow.
What has me excited about this story is the idea that Rambo is now the man chasing instead of being chased. The idea of John Rambo tracking a killer in the woods of the Pacific Northwest is just very cool sounding. So, what do you guys & gals think?
Why isn't this cool news? Well, it's looking like this "whipped up quicky one-sheet" is already getting a lot of viral exposure and will be getting even more at the Toronto Film Festival. That would be really great news for the person who created the one-sheet if that person could actually say they created the one sheet. It would be something they could market to shine a light on their business. So, let me just say that this wonderful piece of art was created by none other Tyler Chesher...with a bit [or some] [or a lot] of help from someone he knows.