UPDATE (6:32pm) It seems we now know if Stallone will be involved with the Rambo television series. Deadline is reporting exclusively that Sylvester Stallone will not be involved with the project.
From Deadline, “Contrary to reports, Sylvester Stallone has opted not to participate in the planned Rambo television series in any way at all,” a spokesperson for Stallone said. Added Stallone, “I wish the others well with the project.”
First, we have Kevin Bacon returning to television with a reboot of his cult film Tremors and now Fox has announced another cult classic coming to the small screen.
The network confirmed today that it was developing a television series based on the Rambo feature films that starred Sylvester Stallone.
The first film, First Blood premiered on October 22, 1982 and with a modest budget, became a success for Orion Pictures. With the success of First Blood, there were three more films made, Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988) and Rambo (2008).
First Blood was based on the David Morrell novel and follows a highly trained and skilled Vietnam War veteran who is troubled and misunderstood.
The films to date have combined to gross almost 730 million dollars worldwide.
The pilot for Rambo: New Blood, was written by Jeb Stuart and is from Entertainment One and Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films. This new series, which pays homage to the original Rambo films, will explore the complex relationship between Rambo and his son, J.R., an ex-Navy SEAL.
Sylvester Stallone will executive produces the series, but as of now, there is no official word if he will star in or even appear in the series.
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