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Rambo: Last Blood makes a run for the border this September

Fifth Rambo flick will be Stallone’s last in the role

H. rambothecus in natural habitat ca. 1985
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Eleven years after the last flick in the series, and 37 years after its first, 72-year-old Sylvester Stallone will return as John Rambo for Rambo: Last Blood. It opens Sept. 20, 2019.

Lionsgate announced the movie, billed as Stallone’s last as the character, on Thursday. (Let’s be careful to say it’s only Stallone’s last Rambo film, because sure as shit there will be a reboot around 2026 called Rambo Rises or The Rise of Rambo or something).

Stallone co-wrote the script, and Adrian Grunberg (Get the Gringo) directs. Rambo: Last Blood has been kicked around since about 2008, when Rambo (no subtitle, rising of, or other verbs) made $113 million on a $50 million budget.

This story will follow ranch-hand Rambo, working on a farm somewhere along the U.S.-Mexico border, as he searches for a friend’s kidnapped daughter. His adversaries/eventual victims this time are a violent Mexican drug cartel, so, he won’t be going to arbitration to get her back.

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