"it looks like we have a start date. "Rambo 5" -- which also has gone by by the Roman numeraled "Rambo V" -- will shoot for eight weeks in Shreveport starting Oct. 27, according to the state's most recent listing of film and TV projects shooting or preparing to shoot in Louisiana. No official synopsis has been released, but the IMDB page for "Rambo 5" says it will see Stallone's wounded warrior character, John Rambo -- last seen on the big-screen in 2008's simply (but somewhat confusingly) titled "Rambo" -- go up against a Mexican drug cartel "in what's reported to be his last adventure."
The project will mark a return to Louisiana for Stallone, who shot parts of "The Expendables" and "The Expendables 2" in New Orleans, as well as the sports comedy "Grudge Match" and the thriller "Bullet to the Head."
"by: Donna Whitehead
Sylvester Stallone will star in Nu Image/Millennium Films’ COLD WARRIORS. Written by Todd Berger, the film follows a video game nerd who travels to Europe with his mother’s boring husband, only to discover that his step-father is an ex-CIA agent who has been reactivated to complete an old mission. Robin Schorr is producing through Schorr Pictures, and Christine Crow is overseeing the project for Nu Image/Millennium.
Stallone, of course, is a veteran action star, having headlined the “Rocky” and “Rambo” franchises, and more recently, “The Expendables.” He’s instantly credible as a former CIA agent, which is good news for a movie that seems likely to derive a lot of its humor from the fish-out-of-water situation Stallone’s character’s step-son finds himself in. It’s definitely more true to type than Stallone’s next film, the dramedy “Reach Me,” which is slated for a release this October.
Berger’s script (originally titled “Back in the USSR”) made the 2012 Hit List. If all works out, it will be the third script of Berger’s to make it to the screen: Berger wrote, directed, and starred in the 2010 mystery comedy “The Scenesters” and the 2013 comedy “It’s a Disaster.” Nor are those Berger’s only trips in front of the camera; he appeared in 2006′s “Southland Tales” and this year’s “The Last Time You Had Fun.” (He also had a role in the third-season “Parks and Recreation” episode “Road Trip”; he plays a photographer whom Leslie tries to drag along to dinner with her and Ben, to prevent the night from turning into a date.)
With Stallone attached, this project seems to be picking up some steam, so fans of action comedy (and there seem to be enough of you out there, these days) should be pleased. Let’s hope for a likeable presence to play off of Stallone as the step-son."
"The fifth big screen Terminator film, Terminator Genisys, is already set to hit the big screen on July 1, 2015. Now, Paramount Pictures has lined up two additional sequels. One will arrive on May 19, 2017 and the other on June 29, 2018."
"Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 3 topped the Chinese box-office charts in what was a slow week in the world’s second-biggest film market, taking $33.68 million in its first week.
Lionsgate and Millennium's aging action-hero movie suffered from piracy and franchise fatigue in North America, but in China it has been widely marketed and got 231,836 screenings and 6.29 million admissions in its first week, according to data from Entgroup. The movie is backed by Chinese group Le Vision Pictures, and Jason Statham visited China to promote the film, giving it a high profile."
Here are the latest numbers according to Box Office Mojo compared to the totals for Expendables 1 and 2 to give you some idea of how the movie has performed:
Domestic: $36,860,952 24.1%
+ Foreign: $115,900,000 75.9%
= Worldwide: $152,760,952
Domestic: $85,028,192 27.8%
+ Foreign: $220,400,000 72.2%
= Worldwide: $305,428,192
Domestic: $103,068,524 37.6%
+ Foreign: $171,401,870 62.4%
= Worldwide: $274,470,394