A Rambo Prequel?
Posted 08.02.10 by Ryan
Sylvester Stallone eventually scrapped plans for a Rambo 5, which went from a story about Rambo heading into Mexico to rescue a kidnapped girl from human traffickers to one that pitted Rambo against a "feral beast." Stallone eventually regained his sanity and switched the movie to its original storyline before scrapping the project. However, he may not be done with the character entirely. In a question and answer session with Ain't It Cool News, Stallone admitted that he wouldn't be against a Rambo prequel.
I certainly think this is worth pondering because it’s intriguing to find the whys and wherefores of how people have come to become what they are. The traumas, the loss and the tragedy of being in Vietnam would certainly be a great challenge for a young actor and it would be ironic that Rambo directs younger Rambo after having played it for 20 plus years.
Stallone has admitted that he'd like to focus more on writing and directing rather than acting. "The key will be to direct other people and write for other people," Stallone said at the time.
Whether this means that Stallone will "ponder" enough to create a Rambo prequel remains to be seen, but it does give Rambo fans something to hope for while they await Stallone's upcoming The Expendables, which opens August 13.