… And the story started almost four decades ago when Sylvester Stallone portrayed for the first time a troubled veteran Green Beret named John J. Rambo in First Blood (1982). The success of the movie, closer to an anti-war drama than a violent action film than most people think, served as a springboard for a bunch of sequels, the last one to date being the amazing Rambo (2008).
Sylvester Stallone will turn 73 years old in July, two months before the new movie Rambo: Last Blood (2019) comes out to theaters. But that didn’t stop him to incarnate the rogue soldier for the fifth time, and also serve as co-writer of the screenplay, although this time he is not directing the film as he did on the last installment of the saga a decade ago. Matthew Cirulnick also participated in the writing of the script. And Adrian Grunberg, an experienced assistant director in a wide list of Hollywood hits, who debuted as a director with the very recommendable Mel Gibson action flick Get the Gringo (2012), has been behind the cameras.
In Rambo: Last Blood (2019), Rambo travels to Mexico to save a friend’s daughter who has been kidnapped by the Mexican cartel. He must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a so-called final mission. Together with Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Louis Mandylor, Sheila Shah, Yvette Monreal, Óscar Jaenada, Joaquín Cosio, Jessica Madsen, Adriana Barraza, Díana Bermudez, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Marco de la O and Nick Wittman also star.
Principal photography for Rambo: Last Blood (2019) began on October 2, 2018 in Bulgaria, with some extra footage filmed in Tenerife (Canary Islands in Spain). Lionsgate is producing and is also distributing. The first-look-trailer has been recently out and you can watch it here:
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