Monday, January 28, 2008

Harvey Weinstein Wants Rambo V

Harvey Weinstein told Deadline Hollywood that he wouldn't mind seeing another Rambo sequel hit theaters, saying "I like the idea of an older guy kicking ass. Maybe it's because I'm older, too."

Stallone has previously stated that he wants to take Rambo in another direction if he ever brings him back to the big screen again. A fan asked him what he meant by that, and here's his response:

"I truly can’t tell you yet because I think it would be bad luck, but I think a challenge would be to take the character which has been perceived mostly in a realistic vein and add another element of the surreal that would actually take the audience into a slightly different genre. It’s not like I’m going to turn it into a full on Broadway musical starring the Muppets, but it is ambitious."

I'm not quite sure what he's hinting at here, but if Rambo makes enough money internationally, then perhaps we'll be lucky enough to find out.

Ridiculously enough, the sword-and-sandal spoof Meet the Spartans actually out-performed Rambo at the box office this weekend. The "comedy" made $18.7 million compared to Rambo's $18.1 mil, and God only knows how something like this could happen. High school kids, I tell ya. They must be the only people keeping movies like Epic Movie and Date Movie alive.

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