UPDATE: Sylvester Stallone has taken to Instagram to officially announce that Rambo: Last Blood will indeed be rated R and it will be a hard R to boot! In the post, Stallone states: “Great day! We got our HARD R Rating today! What’s coming is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen…” …Death is coming.” Take a look at his post below which shows off done gritty new images! September 20th, here we come!
As we move forward into August, the release date for the highly anticipated Rambo: Last Blood which stars Sylvester Stallone in his supposed final turn as the iconic action hero, gets closer and closer. The epic final film in the franchise releases on September 20th so the publicity train should be amping up a great deal until then.
Aside from the trailer and a brief synopsis, we really don’t know what to expect from the movie but director Adrian Grunberg has graciously offered to shed some much needed light on the film that fans will be craving come this fall.
Grunberg spoke with Total Film for an exclusive interview and in it, he outlined the fact that this entry will be the Logan of the franchise and just like Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine, this one will present a much mite gritty and down and dirty Rambo. He also mentions that it will explore Rambo’s PTSD from all the years of war and carnage that he has endured.
“It’s definitely much more tackled in this one,” Grunberg told Total Film. “That’s one subject we really wanted to delve into, because it has become throughout the years a much more widely used term and a much more widely talked about subject. And Rambo being who he is… is the prime candidate to suffer from it, and he isn’t going to shy away from it. It makes him more human.”
Grunberg also touched upon the plot which sees Rambo head to Mexico to rescue the daughter of a friend who is being held captive by a ruthless drug cartel.
The director also touched upon the level of violence in the film and confirms that they didn’t “tone anything down.”
“The violence is there but I think you’ll find that – although it is at times very violent – there is a thought process to it,” he said. “Rambo, the character, he doesn’t kill anybody who doesn’t deserve to die.”
Grunberg finally touched upon the fact if whether this will indeed be the last mission for Rambo and he did say that there is room for more but he hopes not.
“And I have to say,” he added, “I hope – on a personal and selfish level – this is the last one. There’s a very poetic feeling to this movie. If it is the last one, I think people will be thankful for it. They will be… satisfied.”
Rambo: Last Blood Will finally be released on September 20th so gear up and save the date because a storm is coming and it’s about to get bloody.
Source: Total Film