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  • 24 June 2014, 9:08

Sylvester Stallone To Write And Star In Rambo V

Sylvester Stallone is reportedly writing a screenplay for a fifth Rambo film which will see him once again reprise the role of one-man army John Rambo.

Executives at the German company Splendid Film said the star has described the new film as his "version of No Country for Old Men".

The first Rambo film, First Blood, was released in 1982 and focuses on John Rambo, a Vietnam War veteran with survival and battle skills.

Stallone, 67, has starred in three more films. The most recent was released in 2008 and sees Rambo join a group of mercenaries in rescuing aid workers in war-torn Burma.

But the film was criticised by film magazine Empire for its bad dialogue and cardboard characters.

A statement from Splendid reads: "With Rambo V, Sylvester Stallone returns in his iconic role. This time he goes up against a Mexican cartel. Stallone ... describes the new Rambo as his version of No Country for Old Men."

No Country For Old Men is the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers' film starring Javier Bardem and Tommy Lee Jones.

Stallone is known for making sequels. There have been six Rocky films and a third Expendables film is due out this year.

Rocky The Musical made its Broadway debut in March.

A release date for Rambo V has not yet been revealed.

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