Nobody loves narcos like Hollywood does. The Mexican government is trying to rid themselves of the cartels, while the U.S. government tries to bring them to justice but Hollywood just glamorizes them while laughing all the way to the bank.
Case in point: Deadline is announcing that the (we thought it was over) Rambo franchise is doing a fifth installment with Mexican cartels cast as the bad guys. Sylvester Stallone is currently working on the script and will be shopping it to whoever will listen at the upcoming 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival.
The 71-year-old actor will reprise his role as John Rambo, the violence-loving Vietnam vet. It is not known which cartel will get highlighted nor is it known if filming will take place in Mexico where the narcos may not take kindly to the negative attention.
The plot centers on the “daughter of one of his [Rambo’s] friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels.”
The series made its Hollywood debut in 1982 with First Blood followed in 1982 by Rambo: First Blood Part II, then Rambo III in 1998. Ten years ago the last franchise installment Rambo debuted. For you critics that don’t think much of Stallone and/or his acting and wonder why Rambo will not go away – it’s called money silly. The franchise has earned over $700,000,000 million in its worldwide box office sales – not bad for awful dialogue and great blood and gore.
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