We could see Rambo on TV soon! Entertainment One has announced that they are teaming up with producer Avi Lerner (Rambo, The Expendables) and Nu Image to develop and produce a television series based on the classic action franchise. On top of that they are currently in negotiations with Sylvester Stallone to join the project. If he ends up joining, it will be on a creative level, but he could also potentially reprise his role as Rambo.
This could be an awesome series if they do it right and give it some decent production value. I can only imagine it would have to end up on a premium cable network with the amount of violence and blood it will probably contain. I could see it landing on a network like Starz.
Here's some more information on the TV series from the press release:
Rambo is a cult classic series of movies and an epic feature film character starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo. Based on the David Morell novel "First Blood," the film is 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. The series consists of the films First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III and Rambo.
“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,” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. “Rambo fans cover all demographics and we’re confident that we’ll quickly find this series a home.”
“I’m happy to be partnering with a prolific company like Entertainment One who has a track record of creating high quality programming for their broadcast partners around the world,” commented Lerner. “And I’m excited by the prospect of collaborating again with my good friend Sly for an encore in this next phase of the Rambo legacy.”
The television series will be produced by eOne in association with Lerner and Nu Image. Executive producers will include John Morayniss for eOne and Lerner for Nu Image, with eOne handling the worldwide rights to the series in all media.
Are you excited about seeing Rambo as a TV series?