The most recent chapter of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo franchise had the monosyllabic mercenary escorting aid workers into war-torn Burma (aka Myanmar) and then slaughtering the country's ruling military junta almost single-handedly. Who would have thought that buried beneath the film's cartoonish gore was a theme of surprising prescience, with the Myanmar junta's resistance to foreign aid currently compounding the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis?
"It was a ticking time bomb waiting to go off," Rambo co-star Julie Benz told us at an event yesterday promoting her latest project, the horror flick Saw V. "Stallone was very smart about setting the movie there. He did a lot of research to find out where the most volatile place in the world was...I do a lot of work for the U.S. Campaign for Burma because of my experience making Rambo."
Wanna help? Head over to uscampaignforburma.org. Posted 05.15.08 by reelz
Boy, this Julie Benz girl must really love herself some gore. After playing Stallone's missionary eye candy earlier this year in Rambo, ("The most violent movie ever made," according to its writer/director) the Dexter alum now reportedly signed on for Saw V, the latest installmant of the lionsgate's indomitable torture-porn franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on Saw V began last week in Toronto with an eye toward an October 24th release later this year. Yeah, they crank these puppies out pretty quick.
Benz can next be seen in the (presumably ultra-violent) The Punisher: War Zone, which opens September 12th.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Posted 03.26.08 by reelz