Sylvester Stallone is a crazy old fuck. He’s an entertaining one at that, but sometimes he’s just damn crazy. He once had an idea for Rambo V, which would have carried the subtitle of The Savage Hunt. It would pit our favorite American bad-ass Rambo with a hunting partner up against some sort of half-man creature that was once being described as Sasquatch. This creature would have possibly been immortal and how it fits into the Rambo universe is beyond me and probably beyond Stallone.
That idea was pretty much canned, but now we have information of Stallone resurrecting it for a new 3D action film called Hunter. The idea is based on the book of the same name and if it hits the big screen we can expect Stallone to write, star and direct.
Here’s the book’s synopsis:
Nathaniel Hunter could track anyone — or anything — on earth. Now the military desperately needs him for a mission that his ultrasensitive instincts tell him he should refuse. A beast is loose somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. It has already decimated a secret research facility and annihilated a squad of elite military guards. And the raging creature is headed south toward civilization, ready to wreak bloody devastation.
It’s a job that Hunter can’t turn down, but he soon discovers that his prey is terror incarnate, a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments. It has man’s cunning, a predator’s savageness, and a prehistoric power that has transcended the ages. And even if Hunter survives its unrelenting hunger for human blood, he’ll still have to confront the grim reality that it may have grown immortal.