After confirming last week that another Rambo movie would not be forthcoming, Sylvester Stallone has instead gone on to sign a deal to direct and star in two more action movies with the same producers he worked with on Rambo. Is that great news or what? I guess Poe will have to wait. Stallone had this to say: “It will depend on the success of this one, but right now I think I’m gearing one up… We’ll do something a little darker and a little more unexpected.”
In other news, Stallone is loving the fact that Rambo is causing a stir over in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). The movie is supposedly being seen as a source of inspiration for the oppressed people in the region, and the government is trying to crack down on the distribution of bootleg copies. Could John Rambo actually inspire a real-life revolution? Uh, well, probably not. But I guess this may be the closest Stallone will come to making a difference through film.
“These incredibly brave people have found, kind of a voice, in a very odd way, in American cinema… They’ve actually used some of the film’s quotes as rallying points. That, to me, is the one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had in film… I’m only hoping that the Burmese military, because they take such incredible offense to this, would call it lies and scurrilous propaganda. Why don’t you invite me over?” (Thanks to Dario for the link to this story.)