Fourth Blood: Stallone returns as Rambo in 2006

It's a busy time for Sylvester Stallone, with not all the activity on the positive side. His boxing-oriented reality show, The Contender, was cancelled last month (although Sly is trying to bring it back), and he's even been accused of being the source of rumors that Arnold Schwarzenegger was (is?) a fan of Adolf Hitler. But apparently the only slings and arrows Stallone's focusing on at the moment are those belonging to his character John Rambo-- he's just signed a deal to star in Rambo 4, which begins shooting early next year and finds the title character (17 years later) menaced by white supremacists. At the same time, Stallone is also setting out on a dream project of his, a biopic about Edgar Allan Poe, which he will write and direct. (He hopes to get Robert Downey, Jr. to play Poe-- talk about type-casting.) While some might think he and EAP don't have much in common, Sly thinks otherwise: "[Poe] once said, 'I am insane with long horrible fits of sanity.' And I feel the same way."

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