The veteran was happy with 2008's Rambo IV
but added: "When they asked me to do another I said, 'If I can't do better than last time - and I can't - then why?
In Rambo IV
, Sylvester Stallone goes into war-torn Burma to save aid workers kidnapped by violent mercenaries.
Quite what stories we can expect to see circulating the globe in the wake of Rambo IV
is anybody's guess.
Matt, 34 - best-known for sleeping with his Corrie boss's wife Sally Webster - is amazed that he landed the Rambo IV
role playing alongside Hollywood veteran Sly Stallone.
By its nature, Rocky Balboa is a one-off, a completion of an astonishingly successful movie franchise, and Stallone fans had better make the most of it - even though he has signed up to make Rambo IV
- Pearl of the Cobra.
Lerner's passion for this topic stems from his work on films such as Rambo IV
, Righteous Kill, Brooklyn's Finest, 16 Blocks and The Mechanic.
As well as directing and co-writing Rambo IV
, he also worked on some pretty inhospitable terrain in Thailand when he could have been at home all along viz the final scene.
Unfortunately that means that Rambo IV
is now in the works.
It's a cross between Apocalypse Now, Jackass, Rambo IV
, and a drunk mental evangelist telling you about when he was in Vietnam - it's impossible to describe without the phrase "good in a barking mad way".
The big new movie on Sky is Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa (Premiere, 8pm), nicely timed in advance of Rambo IV
hitting cinemas next month.
New films Indiana Jones IV, Rocky VI, Rambo IV
and Die Hard V will feature on prime-time American television.
Actor Sylvester Stallone will wear a habit when he starts filming Rambo IV