Variety is reporting today that Entertainment One has completed a co-development deal with Avi Lerner, who served as producer of the original Rambo film, and Nu Image to develop and produce a television series based on the popular action film ‘Rambo’.
According to the reports, Sylvester Stallone, who originally played the title character in the popular 80’s film franchise, is currently in negotiations to reprise his role as the original John Rambo. He will also be involved creatively in the shows creation.
Stallone has made many remarks recently that he was interested in reviving the franchise. Now, he may just get that chance.
Under the terms of the deal between Entertainment One and Nu Image, they will develop the series and then shop it to networks both stateside and abroad.
The original ‘Rambo’ films are based on the novel “First Blood” by author David Morrell. The story centers on the title character, John Rambo, who is both a former Green Beret and Vietnam War veteran who is incredibly skilled in the art of guerrilla warfare.
At this time, it is unknown where the new series will pick up, or whether or not John Rambo will indeed be the focal point of the series, or if it will surround a younger generation with occasional cameos by Stallone.