Sylvester Stallone returns for `Rambo V`

Los Angeles: Actor-director Sylvester Stallone will play John Rambo for the fifth time.

Executives at German movie company Splendid Films have confirmed that Stallone has started work on a fifth "Rambo" movie," reports

A press release suggests that the action star is writing the screenplay and will star as one-man army Rambo.

The statement read: "With `Rambo V`, Sylvester Stallone returns in his iconic role. This time he goes up against a Mexican cartel. Stallone... describes the new `Rambo` as his version of `No Country for Old Men`."

Stallone`s first Rambo film 'First Blood' was released in 1982. The last one hit cinemas in 2008.