Stallone to return as Rambo in TV remake?
Producers are in talks with Sylvester Stallone about reprising his role as the troubled Vietnam War veteran in a Rambo TV series. Expendables producer Avi Lerner - who also produced the 2008 Rambo sequel - and Entertainment One (eOne) are behind the development of the new adaption.
Reports also suggest that the 67-year-old Hollywood action star will also be involved at a creative level on the project. Lerner’s company Nu Image will develop and produce the series.
In a statement, eOne Television CEO John Morayniss said: “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,"
Stallone has not long started filming on The Expendables 3 in Bulgaria, with the rumour mill on overdrive about which other action-heavyweights will make an appearance. What is known is that Bruce Willis won’t be joining the cast as originally reported, with Stallone making a scathing attack on the actor via Twitter.
In other eOne news, Noah Segal, co-president of the Canadian distribution giant is to leave the company at the end of this month to set up his own production company, Toy Boy Pictures.
Feast your eyes on a fresh-faced Stallone in his debut as Rambo in the original trailer for 1982’s First Blood: