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Rambo: Last Blood
Lionsgate has premiered a new first look photo of Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo in “Rambo: Last Blood”. This fifth and seemingly final feature in the saga finds the war vet coping with intense PTSD while living on a ranch in Arizona, trying to pick up casual work wherever he can.

Soon his friend and estate manager Maria informs him that her granddaughter went missing after crossing into Mexico for a party, so John travels south of the border to find her – soon uncovering a sex-trafficking ring and teaming up with a journalist for help. Adrian Grunberg helms the film opening next year. [Source: Lionsgate]

The Kill Team
A24 has acquired the North American rights to Dan Krauss’ military drama “The Kill Team” starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nat Wolff and Rob Morrow. Adrian Guerra, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner will produce and plans are to release the film in 2019.

The story follows a young soldier in the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan who witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians and considers reporting them to higher-ups as the heavily-armed, increasingly violent platoon becomes suspicious someone in their ranks has turned on them. [Source: Variety

Dear David
New Line Cinema has scored the rights to the high concept horror-thriller “Dear David” based on BuzzFeed contributor Adam Ellis’ urban legend ghost story. Said story first appeared in August 2017 as a series of social media posts which he then re-wrote as an ongoing BuzzFeed post “Dear David” which went viral. Mike Van Waes is attached as the writer while Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich, Lauren Dolgen and Hieu Ho will produce. [Source: Collider]

The Watch
BBC America has handed out an eight-episode series order for “The Watch,” a punk rock thriller TV series based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. Simon Allen (“The Musketeers”) will adapt while Hilary Salmon (“Luther,” “Silent Witness”) will executive produce.

The character-driven series is inspired by the City Watch subset of said novels – misfit cops fighting to save a ramshackle city of normalized wrongness, from both the past and future in a perilous quest. [Source: Deadline]

One more TV spot for James Wan’s “Aquaman” has arrived. There’s a bunch of footage here in a clip that seems less manic than some of the other ones we’ve seen so far. The Jason Momoa-led movie opens in December.