Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 | 10:23 p.m.
The rest of the world — which has already waited 20 years for the next film in the John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) series — will have to wait a few hours longer. But patrons at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood got a sneak peak tonight at the latest installment from the actor who plays an army of one.
Stallone was greeted on the red carpet by fellow 1980s action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger. The two 60-somethings brought along their children to the world premiere. Many of the films other stars, including Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, and Matthew Marsden, also made appearances.
The latest Rambo addition (20 years after the 1988 release of Rambo III, which featured Rambo rescuing an old Vietnam superior held hostage in Afghanistan) takes place when the aging super soldier decides to help a group of human rights missionaries along the Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border.
Stallone wrote, directed, and starred in the film that will release nationwide tomorrow.