Sly Stallone Developing 'Rambo' Series




The ageless action hero Sylvester Stallone may be at it again. 

Presently amidst filming the third installment in 'The Expendables' feature film franchise, the sixty-seven year old actor is in negotiations to co-create and potentially star in a tv series about John Rambo. That's right, the beloved war veteran and iconic action hero from 'First Blood,' 'Rambo: First Blood Part II,' 'Rambo III' and 'Rambo' could return--this time on the small screen. 

Entertainment One has teamed with Avi Lerner's Nu Image to develop the project, coordinating with Stallone himself. Stallone will certainly be involved in the series at a creative level, with the option of stepping in front of the camera and reprising his famous role as well. EOne and Nu Image intend to develop the project and then shop it to various American networks; I expect a bidding war for this one. With name recognition like the Rambo character has, even if the main role was re-cast there would exist a built-in audience for this project. 

Based on the David Morell novel 'First Blood,' the Rambo franchise follows a troubled Vietnam War veteran and Green Beret with PTSD. Rambo is skilled in martial arts, all manner of weaponry, and the art of survival in harsh conditions. eOne TV CEO John Morayniss hyped the project, saying "Rambo fans cover all demographics and we’re confident that we’ll quickly find this series a home." Lerner added "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." Lerner worked with Stallone on the 2008 feature installment 'Rambo,' which some critics called the best film of the series. 

What do you think? Could Rambo translate to the small screen effectively? 

- Sylvester Stallone

Written by: bad_subject
Aug 21st, 2013, 9:58 am


Message Posted On Sep 1st, 2013, 3:24 am
about time bring it on sly this will be brill need me to write some eps ?sly

Message Posted On Aug 28th, 2013, 7:35 am
its rambo people only the 3rd one was disappointing.

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Message Posted On Aug 22nd, 2013, 6:37 am

I liked the movie, but I much prefer the subtlety of the book. First Blood is a mutual escalation between two men that turns deadly. Rambo, on the other hand, just spoon-feeds the audience a proverbial "hero" and "villain". I cannot imagine wanting to watch yet another adaptation of the cinematic version, but I would love to see a mini-series based on the novel.


Message Posted On Aug 22nd, 2013, 5:10 am

Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 4:38 pm
Films are films for a reason. They are meant to tell a story and leave the audience satisfied. At least that is how it used to be. Now we get sequels that ruin the first film and destroy the legacy. The next madness is putting it on the small screen. Are the arseholes in Hollywood on crack? Rambo ended when he want to prison (after the first movie). The end. Rambo was a damaged man with mental problems due to the wars he fought in. He keeps to himself. The TV version will be Rambo walking in the back-waters of america, killing fauna with his knife and knitting jackets from sheep. I hope it tanks.

Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 4:32 pm
20 years ago First Blood 17 years ago First Blood II 14 Year ago Rambo III and 5 years ago Rambo. I say maybe 1 season before its dropped. Too much violence for the society today. No one care he has PTSD which by the way was not heard of during Vietnam Era
1st 2 were ok

Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 3:55 pm
no, what's he gunna do, go from town to town killing sheriffs? of go from town to town rescuing kittens and solving crimes

Message Posted On Aug 21st, 2013, 3:53 pm
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