Sly Stallone’s Still Doing That RAMBO VS. MONSTER Movie (Minus The RAMBO Part)

Well, this sounds....uh....

You may recall hearing, somewhere along the line, that Sylvester Stallone was interested in doing a movie called Rambo: The Savage Hunt, which would've found John Rambo doing battle with an alien creature, or a monster, or some silly-ass shit like that. The concept was so weird, we couldn't help but be excited about it.

But then Stallone opted to do a different new Rambo movie, one in which he will dress like a cowboy and, presumably, do battle with a new assortment of conspicuously not-white villains (don't worry, we're absolutely positive it won't be problematic in any way). But get this: that Rambo VS. Monster movie? It's not quite dead! According to Deadline, Stallone's still very keen to star in the film - he'll probably just do it without playing John Rambo.

Says Deadline:

"Also in the works is Stallone’s long-gestating Hunter adaptation based on the novel by James Byron Huggins. Stallone bought film rights to Hunter in 2009 reportedly with the idea to incorporate it into a Rambo story line. The book centers on Nathaniel Hunter, whose hyper-tracking skills are employed to hunt down a raging beast, a half-human terror created by a renegade agency that is threatening to wreak havoc on civilization."

You'll note that Deadline doesn't explicitly say this won't be a Rambo movie, but that's what we're inferring from the above. We'd love to be proven wrong about that, truth be told, because the idea of John Rambo fighting a genetically-engineered superbeast is way more interesting than...y'know, someone named Nathaniel Hunter fighting a genetically-engineered superbeast. The Rambo element was the best part. 

Anyway, that's a thing that'll happen eventually. The script hasn't even been written yet, so it's probably a ways off. Rest assured, we'll keep you informed as further updates on Hunter (and Cowboy Rambo) roll in.