In one of the most unexpected pieces of news to come out this week, the Bangkok Post, and others, are reporting that the new Rambo film, Rambo IV: In the Serpent’s Eye, follows the title character as he fights Burmese “pirates/soldiers” to free captured Christian missionaries. According to these initial reports, the missionaries in the film are trying to deliver aid to displaced Karen. Most interestingly, Sylvester Stallone is “going to write, direct and produce the film himself”.

Filming is said to begin early in 2007.