Mumbai: Sylvester Stallone‘s Rambo: Last Blood will be hitting the theatres in India on 20 September. The film marks the 72-year-old actor’s fifth and final outing as the action character, John Rambo.
The franchise is based on David Morrell’s novel First Blood (1972) about a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former US Army Special Forces Soldier.
Stallone first played the part in 1982’s First Blood, which he followed up with Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988) and Rambo (2008).
Last Blood, directed by Adrian Grunberg from a script by Stallone and Matt Cirulnick, will see the ‘hero’ living on a ranch in Arizona, deeply troubled and wrestling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as he picks up casual work wherever he can.
When longtime family friend and estate manager Maria informs the former soldier that her granddaughter has gone missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, he sets off with her to find the youngster.
In pursuit, the protagonist uncovers a sex-trafficking ring and teams up with a journalist whose half-sister has been kidnapped as well. He must deploy all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.
The film will feature Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Yvette Monreal as well in pivotal roles.
Stallone had unveiled the first look of the much-awaited film at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival.
Last Blood will be released in India by PVR Pictures and MVP Entertainment.
Rambo franchise since 1982
|Film||U.S. release date||Director(s)||Screenwriter(s)||Story by||Producer(s)|
|First Blood||October 22, 1982||Ted Kotcheff||Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone||Buzz Feitshans|
|Rambo: First Blood Part II||May 22, 1985||George P. Cosmatos||Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron||Kevin Jarre|
|Rambo III||May 25, 1988||Peter MacDonald||Sylvester Stallone and Sheldon Lettich|
|Rambo||January 25, 2008||Sylvester Stallone||Art Monterastelli and Sylvester Stallone||Avi Lerner, Kevin King-Templeton and John Thompson|
|Rambo: Last Blood||September 20, 2019||Adrian Grunberg||Sylvester Stallone and Matt Cirulnick||Kevin King Templeton and Les Weldon|