“Rambo: Last Blood” will hit theaters September 20.
Sylvester Stallone is taking one last shot at playing the iconic John Rambo in Rambo: Last Blood, an action-adventure drama that, judging from some of the photos that have appeared on the Internet, may find the troubled Vietnam War vet introduced in First Blood (1982) getting his cowboy on while doing what a man’s got to do. Directed by Adrian Grunberg (who put Mel Gibson through his paces in 2012’s Get the Gringo) from a script by Stallone and Matthew Cirulnick, the Lionsgate release is set to open Sept. 20 nationwide.
So what’s it all about? According to various sources, the movie picks up several years after Rambo (2008), the previous entry in the franchise, to find our hero self-medicating himself with alcohol to cope with PTSD while living and working on an Arizona ranch. When Maria (Adriana Barraza), his friend and estate manager, informs him that her granddaughter (Yvette Montreal) has gone missing while trying to reconnect with her estranged father in Mexico, he pulls himself together and heads south of the border to find the young woman. Once there, however, Rambo finds himself up against the violent minions of a drug cartel ringleader (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) who, apparently, has expanded his operations to include human trafficking.