Rambo: Last Blood earns “Hard” R-rating
Action fans have been waiting anxiously for the return of the classic character John Rambo in the upcoming Rambo: Last Blood and co-writer/star Sylvester Stallone has kept the hype train rolling by taking to Instagram to announce that the fifth installment has earned a “Hard” R-rating from the MPAA and that “What’s coming is like nothing” audiences have seen! (Via Bloody Disgusting)
Millennium was previously planning a reboot movie with Israeli helmer Ariel Vroman (The Iceman, Criminal) behind the camera and Brooks McLaren penning the script with the aim of recasting the role created in David Morrell’s 1972 novel “First Blood” and popularized in the four films starring Sylvester Stallone. There were also plans for a proposed New Blood TV series at FOX that were also abandoned. Despite Stallone stating in 2016 that he was too old to take on the part again, the plan is for the 71-year-old actor to reprise the role one more time.
Stallone last played the role in 2008’s Rambo, which earned $113.2 million worldwide on a $50 million budget. He also wrote and directed that film.
Rambo: Last Blood begins its final vendetta in theaters September 20.