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Rambo 5 will be a reboot titled Rambo: New Blood, this time sans Stallone

10.28.2016

So, it's come to this. A f*cking RAMBO reboot. I mean, I try to keep an open mind, I really do. But something about this seems like a bad idea.

Anyway, the film will be titled RAMBO: NEW BLOOD, and according to The Hollywood Reporter:

[T]he new reboot would not see Stallone return as the action hero, like he did in [the] 2008 outting, but would see a younger actor inhabit the role...looking at Rambo as a character akin to James Bond.

No sly? Really? What the f*ck. Then again, if they're going the James Bond route, I'm sure people had the same thoughts about recasting Sean Connery. So we'll see.

Anyway, the studios behind the film - Nu Image and Millennium Films - have tapped CRIMINAL director Ariel Vromen to helm the feature; however, they're still on the lookout for a new John Rambo to inhabit the role. That can't be an enviable task. Let's just hope they don't screw it up, but even if they do, it'll probably go down as a vague memory like the ROBOCOP or TOTAL RECALL reboots. Or one can only hope.

So what do you guys think? And who do would you cast as a young John Rambo?

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Extra Tidbit: John Rambo actually dies at the end of FIRST BLOOD, the novel the first film is based on - they even filmed that ending for the first film as well.
Source: THR

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1:17PM on 11/01/2016

trashy Hollywood hits again

and while I receive critical and public acclaim for a whole saga of Rambo-prequel novels (yes, really. Do your searches) Hollywood hits again with the worst of the worst ideas (by the way, can you really call a 'reboot' of something an 'idea'? It's no idea at all!).
Come on, Hollywood. Are you kidding me? Shame on you.
WALLACE LEE - the critical acclaimed author of RAMBO YEAR ONE
and while I receive critical and public acclaim for a whole saga of Rambo-prequel novels (yes, really. Do your searches) Hollywood hits again with the worst of the worst ideas (by the way, can you really call a 'reboot' of something an 'idea'? It's no idea at all!).
Come on, Hollywood. Are you kidding me? Shame on you.
WALLACE LEE - the critical acclaimed author of RAMBO YEAR ONE
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2:25PM on 10/31/2016

JANE RAMBO

I'm sure they'll recast the roll as a woman.
I'm sure they'll recast the roll as a woman.
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4:38PM on 10/30/2016
So they are taking The Bourne Legacy route (which wasnt that bad IMO) and topping it with a James Bond approach?

Ambitious but not workable because what keeps Bond and Batman coming back are the interesting villains which Rambo doesn't have. Quick! what was the name of the bad guy in part 3? I bet you can't unless you take a peek at IMDb, right?

Thats the thing with Rambo, his enemies are 'faceless' and kinda dull but then again in this Post 9/11 world he can still be relevant. Just have
So they are taking The Bourne Legacy route (which wasnt that bad IMO) and topping it with a James Bond approach?

Ambitious but not workable because what keeps Bond and Batman coming back are the interesting villains which Rambo doesn't have. Quick! what was the name of the bad guy in part 3? I bet you can't unless you take a peek at IMDb, right?

Thats the thing with Rambo, his enemies are 'faceless' and kinda dull but then again in this Post 9/11 world he can still be relevant. Just have him single handidly kick ISIS' in its Western Hating ballsack.

Besides how do you expect Rambo to solve a problem if he can't shoot at it? Bond & Batman are creative problem solvers which is why their adventures are more interesting and why we dont mind other actors taking over to continue their escapades.

Rambo on the other hand, ends with him having achieved a character arc/development which is why recasting him is difficult. Bond & Batman don't have that, and its why IMHO they have endured and remain ageless.
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4:35PM on 10/30/2016
So they are taking The Bourne Legacy route (which wasnt that bad IMO) and topping it with a James Bond approach?

Ambitious but not workable because what keeps Bond and Batman coming back are the interesting villains which Rambo doesn't have. Quick! what was the name of the bad guy in part 3? I bet you can't unless you take a peek at IMDb, right?

Thats the thing with Rambo, his enemies are 'faceless' and kinda dull but then again in this Post 9/11 world he can still be relevant. Just have
So they are taking The Bourne Legacy route (which wasnt that bad IMO) and topping it with a James Bond approach?

Ambitious but not workable because what keeps Bond and Batman coming back are the interesting villains which Rambo doesn't have. Quick! what was the name of the bad guy in part 3? I bet you can't unless you take a peek at IMDb, right?

Thats the thing with Rambo, his enemies are 'faceless' and kinda dull but then again in this Post 9/11 world he can still be relevant. Just have him single handidly kick ISIS' in its Western Hating ballsack.

Besides how do you expect Rambo to solve a problem if he can't shoot at it? Bond & Batman are creative problem solvers which is why their adventures are more interesting and why we dont mind other actors taking over to continue their escapades.

Rambo's movies on the other hand, end with him having achieved a character arc/development which is why recasting him is difficult. Bond & Batman don't have that, and its why IMHO they have endured and remain ageless.
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1:12PM on 10/30/2016

not Rambo then

So what is going to happen is this will be based off the animated show from the 80's The first movie, like the book are classics that are more about character and societies nonacceptance of returning G.I.'s from Vietnam, Hollywood can make he movie but it shouldn't be called Rambo.
So what is going to happen is this will be based off the animated show from the 80's The first movie, like the book are classics that are more about character and societies nonacceptance of returning G.I.'s from Vietnam, Hollywood can make he movie but it shouldn't be called Rambo.
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11:22AM on 10/30/2016
This has got to be the most pointless remake ever.
This has got to be the most pointless remake ever.
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12:10AM on 10/30/2016

This is worse than remaking Point Break...

Seriously? Who is making these decisions at the studio? A moron? Rambo without Stallone? Its like Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford! What's the point? Idiots.
Seriously? Who is making these decisions at the studio? A moron? Rambo without Stallone? Its like Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford! What's the point? Idiots.
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9:47PM on 10/29/2016
Hollywood exec's will never learn, will they?
Hollywood exec's will never learn, will they?
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7:43PM on 10/29/2016
ryan goslin kinda looks like young stallone
ryan goslin kinda looks like young stallone
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1:37PM on 10/29/2016
Extra Tidbit: You see that original ending where Trautman shoots Rambo in the nightmare sequence in Rambo (2008)
Extra Tidbit: You see that original ending where Trautman shoots Rambo in the nightmare sequence in Rambo (2008)
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8:03AM on 10/29/2016
Why not just call it First Blood but instead of casting another guy as John Rambo you put a different unnamed veteran in a familiar situation with a passing remark that John Rambo did exactly the same thing in the '80s but that Rambo supposedly died. So this unnamed guy gets referred to as Rambo because nobody knows his real name. So this movie will exist in the same universe as the alternate ending to the first First Blood. Or, just don't make this movie at all. Saves everyone time and money.
Why not just call it First Blood but instead of casting another guy as John Rambo you put a different unnamed veteran in a familiar situation with a passing remark that John Rambo did exactly the same thing in the '80s but that Rambo supposedly died. So this unnamed guy gets referred to as Rambo because nobody knows his real name. So this movie will exist in the same universe as the alternate ending to the first First Blood. Or, just don't make this movie at all. Saves everyone time and money.
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1:01AM on 10/29/2016

NOPE

...but if it does get made, please cast Scott Adkins or Michael Jai White
...but if it does get made, please cast Scott Adkins or Michael Jai White
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2:26AM on 10/29/2016
So,low budget?
So,low budget?
7:46AM on 10/29/2016
straight to DVD?
straight to DVD?
12:07AM on 10/29/2016
The big difference between the James Bond franchise and franchises like Rambo and Indiana Jones is that James Bond was a cinematic character for 5 years before Lazenby took over the role from Connery. Harrison Ford has been the only Indy for 35 years, Stallone has been the only Rambo for 34 years. These guys are those characters. Connery didn't play Bond long enough to deserve that kind of status to BE Bond. I just don't like this Hollywood mentality that the Bond film formula needs to be
The big difference between the James Bond franchise and franchises like Rambo and Indiana Jones is that James Bond was a cinematic character for 5 years before Lazenby took over the role from Connery. Harrison Ford has been the only Indy for 35 years, Stallone has been the only Rambo for 34 years. These guys are those characters. Connery didn't play Bond long enough to deserve that kind of status to BE Bond. I just don't like this Hollywood mentality that the Bond film formula needs to be applied to franchises that really don't make sense to have that formula applied to it.
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11:51PM on 10/28/2016
Stallone was the drawcard for the Rambo movies. You take him out it and the movie may as well be called something else.
Stallone was the drawcard for the Rambo movies. You take him out it and the movie may as well be called something else.
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10:53PM on 10/28/2016

No

Nope
Nope
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9:40PM on 10/28/2016

Leslie Jones as Jane Rambo

It's so progressive.
It's so progressive.
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1:49AM on 10/29/2016
#triggered
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10:46AM on 10/29/2016
I would watch the shit out of that.
I would watch the shit out of that.
12:56PM on 10/29/2016
have you even seen Rambo?
have you even seen Rambo?
9:37PM on 10/28/2016
Well here's the worst idea I've seen in a long time. No surprise, studios want every character that was a part of a franchise to be like Bond, so they can count on endless sequels as a guaranteed money maker. Problem is other than Bond, this has never really worked out. Sounds like something that will be direct-to-dvd anyway, so not that it really matters.
Well here's the worst idea I've seen in a long time. No surprise, studios want every character that was a part of a franchise to be like Bond, so they can count on endless sequels as a guaranteed money maker. Problem is other than Bond, this has never really worked out. Sounds like something that will be direct-to-dvd anyway, so not that it really matters.
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1:45AM on 10/29/2016
You are spot-on on two accounts:

1." No surprise, studios want every character that was a part of a franchise to be like Bond, so they can count on endless sequels"

2. "Problem is other than Bond, this has never really worked out."

Roger Ebert once said that Jack Ryan wanted to be the American James Bond, but really the closest thing we had was Batman, where the role was passed to successive actors. Do I'd say that, aside from superheroes and Bond, this has never worked out, reason
You are spot-on on two accounts:

1." No surprise, studios want every character that was a part of a franchise to be like Bond, so they can count on endless sequels"

2. "Problem is other than Bond, this has never really worked out."

Roger Ebert once said that Jack Ryan wanted to be the American James Bond, but really the closest thing we had was Batman, where the role was passed to successive actors. Do I'd say that, aside from superheroes and Bond, this has never worked out, reason being Bond and Batman have been switching up actors for years whereas all of these belated reboots are happening after a single actor has been associated with an iconic role for decades.
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8:36PM on 10/28/2016
Ryan Gosling has always wanted the role. If this has to be done give him the chance and if it doesn't work it'll soon be forgotten.
Ryan Gosling has always wanted the role. If this has to be done give him the chance and if it doesn't work it'll soon be forgotten.
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8:35PM on 10/28/2016
If Ghostbusters didn't teach us anything, then we'll never, ever learn...
If Ghostbusters didn't teach us anything, then we'll never, ever learn...
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8:03PM on 10/28/2016
They should cast Jai Courtney, people round here can't hate him any more than they already do.
They should cast Jai Courtney, people round here can't hate him any more than they already do.
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7:50PM on 10/28/2016
mark my words no matter who they cast no ones going to care about another Rambo with anyone other than stallone.i understand the mans retired for action films and reboots are what HOLLYWOODs into these days but there are certain film franchises that thrive because of the people involved.look at conan,ghostbusters,terminator,total recall, rush hour,robocop,point break,red dawn,i could keep going.my point is some movies can be remade if you can figure out how to make it better,but sometimes when
mark my words no matter who they cast no ones going to care about another Rambo with anyone other than stallone.i understand the mans retired for action films and reboots are what HOLLYWOODs into these days but there are certain film franchises that thrive because of the people involved.look at conan,ghostbusters,terminator,total recall, rush hour,robocop,point break,red dawn,i could keep going.my point is some movies can be remade if you can figure out how to make it better,but sometimes when you replace that actor you end up loosing what people loved about it.
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7:50PM on 10/28/2016
No Stallone No me. Go fuck yourself Nu Image and everyone involved with this.
No Stallone No me. Go fuck yourself Nu Image and everyone involved with this.
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7:33PM on 10/28/2016
Not sure John Rambo is a character that directly transfers into the world of today as a new character. It would require so much retooling that it makes more sense to just call it something else. Not to mention Stallone's shadow here, you really don't want that comparison. It just seems forced, a lot like Ghostbusters did. They also shouldn't call it New Blood if we're starting from scratch, too much of a wink to the audience.
Not sure John Rambo is a character that directly transfers into the world of today as a new character. It would require so much retooling that it makes more sense to just call it something else. Not to mention Stallone's shadow here, you really don't want that comparison. It just seems forced, a lot like Ghostbusters did. They also shouldn't call it New Blood if we're starting from scratch, too much of a wink to the audience.
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7:22PM on 10/28/2016
No Sly, no Rambo!
No Sly, no Rambo!
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8:07PM on 10/28/2016
Even Natalie Portman's pissed about it, I mean look at that face!
Even Natalie Portman's pissed about it, I mean look at that face!
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7:04PM on 10/28/2016
Well, that's one way to kill my interest in a film.
Well, that's one way to kill my interest in a film.
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6:58PM on 10/28/2016

EPIC FUCKING FAIL!

We'll enjoy it like we did Robocop, and Total Recall reboots, can't wait to see it tank, and the studio learn a valuable lesson!
We'll enjoy it like we did Robocop, and Total Recall reboots, can't wait to see it tank, and the studio learn a valuable lesson!
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6:42PM on 10/28/2016

Nope

Not interested in this at all. Rambo is not a James Bond type thats been recast multiple times in the franchise. Stallone has been Rambo for 30 years. The series already had a perfect ending with John finally going home.
Not interested in this at all. Rambo is not a James Bond type thats been recast multiple times in the franchise. Stallone has been Rambo for 30 years. The series already had a perfect ending with John finally going home.
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6:41PM on 10/28/2016
NO WAY. NOPE. THANKS BUT NO.
NO WAY. NOPE. THANKS BUT NO.
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5:49PM on 10/28/2016

SKIP

Why f****** bother. No Sly, no point.
Why f****** bother. No Sly, no point.
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5:19PM on 10/28/2016
Knowing Hollywood they'll cast Jai Courtney or Liam Hemsworth.
Knowing Hollywood they'll cast Jai Courtney or Liam Hemsworth.
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