I know, I know; the thought of a Rambo movie without Stallone is blasphemy but before you all reach for the torches and pitchforks, hear me out.
There is a guy on Facebook called Stefan Chapovskiy who looks scarily like a young Stallone and he is interested in doing a movie called Rambo: The Beginning. It would centre on John Rambo in Vietnam, losing his friends… and potentially his mind as he is captured and tortured by the Vietnamese army.
What would be rather cool is having Stallone in a few scenes where he is still haunted by flashbacks and The Beginning goes back to show how he became the one man army he was born to be.
After all, remember Sly even said a few years ago that he liked the idea of a prequel: “I certainly think this is worth pondering because it’s intriguing to find the whys and wherefores of how people have come to become what they are. The traumas, the loss and the tragedy of being in Vietnam would certainly be a great challenge for a young actor and it would be ironic that Rambo directs younger Rambo after having played it for 20 plus years.”
Personally, I kinda like the idea; seeing Rambo before the war and watching him become a killing machine could be something rather awesome. Sly is playing Rocky Balboa once again in the upcoming Creed but it’s a smaller role, so watching him play Rambo in a smaller capacity but then doing the flashbacks just might work.
Obviously I’d rather see a Rambo V, but if that doesn’t happen then I would be up for at east giving this a shot.
Check out some pics of Stefan below… uncanny isn’t it? I have no idea what Stefan’s acting ability is like but for the fact that he looks so much like Sly and also has such passion for the project, I’d be down to watch it.