‘Rambo’ reboot in the works … without Sylvester Stallone
Is John Rambo the new James Bond? A reboot of the ‘80s action movies is being planned by Hollywood, but with a younger actor in mind to replace 70-year-old Sylvester Stallone. The announced title - Rambo: New Blood.
The Hollywood Reporter says Nu Image/Millennium Films is working on the project and has decided that it’s time for Stallone to step down and let a more age-appropriate actor take his place. (Somewhere out there, Roger Moore and Sean Connery just let out huge sighs.)
The first Rambo movie was released back in 1982 and was based on the 1972 novel of the same time from author David Morrell. Stallone starred in all four Rambo films and was once in talks to appear in a Rambo V movie to be called “Last Blood.” That project feel apart over battles about the storyline.
THR says Brooks McLaren will write the script for the new Rambo film with Ariel Vromen set to direct. No other production details are available.
TOP 5 MEMORABLE LINES FROM FIRST BLOOD:
5. “I don't think you understand. I didn't come to rescue Rambo from you. I came here to rescue you from him.”
4. “Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe. Let it go. Let it go!”
3. “Hunting? We ain't huntin' him, he's huntin' us!”
2. “Rambo, are you still reading me? Covey leader to Raven! Rambo! Acknowledge!”
1. “They drew first blood, not me.”