It's been reported that Sylvester Stallone will direct the next Rambo film.

According to movie site Coming Soon the fifth film in the franchise will be called Rambo: Last Blood.

Stallone - who is now 68 - will also star in the movie, which is said to bring an end to the long-running action franchise.

Rumours have popped up before, and as recently as June the actor was reported to be returning as war veteran John Rambo.

Stallone will also be writing the film, which completes the cycle that began more than 30 years ago with 1982's First Blood.

The most recent outing of the franchise was 2008's Rambo, which earned $113.2 million worldwide on a $50 million budget. Stallone also wrote and directed that film.

Rambo: Last Blood is expected to arrive in cinemas in 2015.

Here's a trailer for Rambo: