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Rambo 4 could be delayed

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:50 am

Not that many people probably care, but Rambo 4: In the Serpent's Eye could be delayed by a lawsuit from the Weinstein Company over distribution rights.


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In 2004, rights to produce Rambo IV: In the Serpent's Eye were transferred by the The Weinstein Company to a predecessor of film producer Nu Image, which has the action sequel in active development with Sylvester Stallone to reprise the role of Vietnam vet John Rambo.

But in a suit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Weinsteins claim that Nu Image recently offered distribution rights to Lionsgate, even though The Weinstein Company is supposed to have first right of refusal on the franchise.

The next chapter finds Rambo recruited by a group of Christian human rights missionaries to protect them against pirates, during a humanitarian aid deliver to the persecuted Karen people of Burma. After some of the missionaries are taken prisoner by sadistic Burmese soldiers, Rambo gets a second impossible job: to assemble a team of mercenaries to rescue the surviving relief workers.

Production is tentatively scheduled for January in Thailand.


The weekend box office held a few surprises.

"Grudge 2" opened in first with about $22 million, but the surprise was Martin Scorsese's " The Departed" dropping only 30% to hold onto to 2nd place. In only ten days, it has made over $55 million! Robin William's "Man of the Year" reunited him with Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam) to take 3rd place with just over $12 million. "Open Season" continued its strong run with $11 million for 4th place and despite a huge drop (58%), "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" held onto 5th with $7.5 million.
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