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Homefront, Starring Jason Statham, Nearly Became A Rambo Film

Homefront is a 2013 adaptation of a novel, but before becoming a Jason Statham vehicle it almost formed the basis of a fourth Rambo movie.

Here’s how Jason Statham’s 2013 action thriller Homefront was once a script for Rambo 4. Rambo III from 1988 followed on from the enormous success of the second movie and was, briefly, the most expensive movie ever made. Sadly, an undercooked screenplay and forgettable action saw the third entry receive a lukewarm reception, and for many years, it appeared the franchise was done. It took over 20 years before the character returned for the starkly titled Rambo, where he helped rescue Christian missionaries in Burma.

Rambo was a surprise hit, but it wasn’t the first concept Sylvester Stallone considered for the sequel. Various concepts thrown around for the sequel include a script where Rambo and his previously unmentioned sheriff brother work together to take down a gang of convicts during a hurricane in a small town, while Rambo: Borderline would later form the basis for the fifth movie in 2019.

Borderline saw Rambo head to Mexico to rescue a friend’s kidnapped daughter while running into an old enemy from his past.Another concept that was strongly considered was Homefront, an adaptation of the Chuck Logan novel of the same name. This screenplay was developed around the mid-2000s and would have picked up with Rambo as a father to a young girl, and reveal he had become a DEA agent. He and his daughter would have moved to a small Louisiana town where he soon makes enemies of some local meth dealers. Once they uncover his past, he and his daughter would become targets.

Of course, anyone who saw the 2013 Jason Statham Homefront movie will know how the story plays out.While Homefront was a solid script, the issue with the Rambo 4 version is that it just didn’t fit the character. It would have been too big a leap to see the nomadic Rambo of past films now being a retired DEA agent – especially given the events of the original film – with a young daughter. It felt like the Rambo character was being forced into a story where he didn’t belong, and given the events of the second and third movies, the threat from small-time meth dealers also felt a little small.

Stallone himself apparently felt the character wouldn’t have returned to America yet, which is why he eventually abandoned the Homefront draft of Rambo 4. This screenplay got good notices in the industry, however, and after working with Jason Statham on The Expendables movies, he retooled his script for the action star.

It doesn’t sound like much changed from the Rambo draft to Homefront, and it may have been as simple as renaming the character. The eventual Homefront movie was a decent success with a great supporting cast – Frank Grillo, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, etc – buts it’s not one of Statham’s best efforts either.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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