Sylvester Stallone and Harry Knowles from AICN have a special relationship, in that Sly sends Harry videos of himself working out and Harry gushes about Sly “sweating and glistening.” So it’s no surprise that Sly gave Harry the scoop on the plot of Rambo 5 (which doesn’t have to do with Mexico or human trafficking, as originally reported). Here’s the audio clip, in which Sly’s voice sounds like a normal person with the tape slowed down. Here’s what Sly says:
“Hey Harry it’s Sly, thanks for posting that. But I think there’s been some slight confusion regarding all the talkbacks. I think the majority of these individuals misunderstood, it’s not a Universal Soldier, it’s not me fighting a soldier, it’s actually me fighting a feral beast. It’s uh, a thing. An amalgamation of fury and intelligence, and pure unadulterated rage. It’s before men, became hu-men. It’s when they were still in-humen. And what he confronts is something that is everyone’s virtual nightmare. So in no sense of the word does he go against quote, the Dolph Lundgren or Jean-Claude Van Damme universal super-soldier. He’s going against a feral beast, that has absolute cunning and intelligence and a will to survive that is only matched by Rambo’s, and that’s what makes it uniquely different. It’s like man’s conscience fighting his dark, dangerous, uncontrollable subconscious.”
Meanwhile, TheMovieBlog obtained this plot synopsis, which is along the same lines as what Sly said, plus includes the setting — the Arctic — and the title, “Rambo V: The Savage Hunt.” Rambo, as man’s conscience, vs. the rage beast, man’s unadulterated nightmare subconscious. Rambo plans to teach the beast a little about love, and a lot about killin’ gooks.
This summer… Rambo will fight his toughest opponent yet: a feral, uncontrollable beast made of rage… And he’ll have to do it using the only weapon he knows how… dead gooks. OOH WHA-AA AA-AAH!