Earlier this week, Nu Image/Millennium Films officially announced that Sylvester Stallone‘s fifth Rambo film had been greenlit. Stallone will return to the franchise to play the title character and direct the film. Stallone had previously hinted that the next Rambo adventure would see the hero take on a “slightly different genre.”
Stallone has revealed some interesting tidbits about the upcoming film to AICN. The working title for the fifth film in the franchise is Rambo V: The Savage Hunt. The storyline will see the iconic character heading to the Pacific Northwest to take on “brilliantly instinctual killer soldiers that have no qualms about taking life” created by the U.S. government. When the project goes horribly wrong, Rambo is brought in hunt down the evil-doers.
Swing by AICN for some more details and to see the quick one sheet poster that was whipped up for the new film, to give the film some presence at the Toronto Film Festival .
Stallone is currently doing post production on The Expendables. Production on Rambo V: The Savage Hunt will begin in Spring 2010.