First Blood wasn’t the movie that made Sylvester Stallone a star–he already had made two Rocky movies by 1982–but it helped establish him as one the ’80s greatest action stars.
Three more movies about soldier-turned-mercenary John Rambo followed, and the series continues this month with the release of Rambo: Last Blood.
A new international trailer has been released.
While the previous US trailers just showcased the violent action, this sets up the plot.
Admittedly, the story is pretty basic–Rambo’s adopted niece heads to Mexico to find her real dad but falls foul of a violent cartel, leading Rambo to get back to what he does best.
But it certainly looks like it will deliver everything that has made this series so popular over years.
Rambo: Last Blood will hit theaters on September 20 and is directed by Adrian Grunberg, who previously made the Mel Gibson thriller Get the Gringo.
The movie also stars Spanish star Paz Vega as a reporter who teams up with Rambo.
While the title of the new movie suggests that this will be Rambo’s final adventure, Stallone recently admitted that he could be back for yet another movie in the series.
“Let me just say something about the ‘last’ of anything,” he said, via JoBlo. “I thought Rocky 3 was the last, you know. So I don’t know anything. If it works I’ll just keep going, you know, because I enjoy it so much.”
The Rambo series kicked off in 1982 with First Blood and was followed by two sequels in 1985 and 1988.
The most recent movie was 2008’s Rambo, which Stallone directed and made $113 million worldwide.