Nu Image/Millennium Films has announced plans to make a reboot of the John Rambo franchise with Rambo: New Blood.
The blood will be new quite alright because the main man of the first action series, Sylvester Stallone will not be starring in the reboot, a younger actor will be chosen for the role. The studio is said to be aiming at a James Bond-like approach concerning the character.
Rambo was the lead character in a 1972 novel by David Morrell titled First Blood which was adapted into a movie in 1982 with minor changes to the plot. The kickoff movie was followed by 1985’s Rambo: First Blood Part II, written by James Cameron and was highly successful at the box office.
However the third movie in the series, Rambo III, released in 1988, was a bit of a flop and the series was rested until 2008 when Rambo was released.
Rambo: New Blood will be written by Brooks McLaren and directed by Ariel Vromen. No details about the plot are known at the time of this report.