Sylvester Stallone has teased the start of production on Rambo V with a new post on social media.
The actor has played the role of Vietnam veteran John Rambo four times over the years, most recently in the 2008 film, Rambo. Fans have been waiting years for another chapter in the franchise, and earlier this year it was reported that Stallone might both direct and star in Rambo V, and this rumour was further fuelled by the actor posting the film’s poster to his Instagram account with the caption “Something wicked is coming this way”, additionally suggesting a Fall 2019 release.
Throughout this summer, more details about the sequel have emerged, including the fact that film would begin in September, and Get the Gringo’s Adrian Grunberg would helm the project.
In a new Instagram post, Stallone again teased Rambo V, posting an image from one of the earlier Rambo films with another cryptic caption, which while not directly referencing the fifth instalment, makes it clear that the project will be “starting soon.”
Last month, the first details of the film’s story were revealed. Picking up where the fourth film left off, Rambo has returned to the United States, living on his family’s Arizona ranch. He will then team up with a journalist in order to rescue young women from a sex trafficking ring.
This will be the first of the Rambo films to be set in America, and therefore will able to address some more relevant themes of today’s society, and with Stallone penning the script, fans can expect to see some traditional action tropes as well as modern touches for the digital age.
More on Rambo V when we have it.