[TV] Sylvester Stallone in Talks for Rambo TV Series
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.21.2013
Would you watch it?
According to comingsoon.net, eOne announced today that it has entered into a co-development pact with Avi Lerner (Rambo, The Expendables) and Nu Image to develop and produce a television series based on Rambo. Under the exclusive option arrangement, the partners will collectively develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the US and internationally. They are also in negotiations with Sylvester Stallone to be involved with the project on a creative level as well as potentially reprise his iconic role as the original Rambo.
Rambo is based on the David Morell novel "First Blood," about a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former Green Beret who is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, hand to hand combat and guerrilla warfare. Stallone has starred in and developed four movies with the John Rambo character, First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III and Rambo.
John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television had the following to say about the deal:
"We're thrilled to join forces with a renowned producer like Avi and the Nu Image team. The ability to fuse the big screen and the small screen through Avi's feature film expertise and eOne's domestic production capabilities and international distribution infrastructure, makes for a highly complementary partnership. Rambo fans cover all demographics and we're confident that we'll quickly find this series a home."