He retired Rocky Balboa with “Creed II,” now Sylvester Stallone is retiring his other famed character – John Rambo – with the upcoming “Rambo: Last Blood”. Stallone already finished filming the project which is currently in post-production.
Lionsgate boss Joe Drake hyped up the movie at CinemaCon this past week, saying the character goes out in a big way with a story that’s ‘truly unexpected’. Now, Stallone has posted on social media that they’re screening the film for the studio and he’s feeling very confident in what they have:
“I just want to talk about something that I think is really exciting. Usually when you’re in the editing process of a film, it can be painful. What you thought was great is not so great. It’s kind of like going to the dentist and having your teeth pulled with no Novocain. Get the picture?
But this last Rambo is just coming together beautifully. Today we’re going to screen it for the studio and that’s going to be fantastic. I’m just looking forward to of course (get) their notes. But we’ll go back. And I think this film is going to surprise a lot of people. It’s a really good story, and the ending is so unexpected. So I just want to say, come September 20th, Rambo is coming your way.”
Stallone reprises his role of John Rambo who is now living on a ranch in Arizona, trying to pick up casual work wherever he can. Soon his friend and estate manager informs him that her granddaughter (Yvette Monreal) went missing in Mexico.
This leads to Rambo heading south and teaming up with a journalist (Paz Vega) whose half-sister has also been kidnapped. They uncover a sex-trafficking ring and Rambo has to use all his skills to save the girls and bring down a vicious crime lord (Peris-Mencheta).
“Rambo: Last Blood” hits screens on September 20th.