Do you see Sylvester Stallone dominating the small screen as Rambo? Or, could he come off as Tom Selleck in a half-hour program that’s slapstick?
With growing anticipation for The Expendables 3, Sly is taking his talents to television sets around the world. According to the companies of Entertainment One and Nu Image, the actor/screenwriter/director is in negotiations to join a project that’s based on the hugely successful Rambo franchise.
He is said to be involved “on a creative level” as well as potentially reprise his role as the original Rambo. There’s no word on if similar to the potential Creed project, the role will find the older war veteran offering counsel to a younger soldier. There’s also no word on any networks to call home for the show at this point, but you’d have to believe that it could find itself comfortable on AMC or FX. Lastly, there’s no word yet from Stallone and his always-active Twitter feed; his last missive was that presumed jab at Bruce Willis, issued weeks ago.
“Rambo fans cover all demographics and we’re confident that we’ll quickly find this series a home,” said eOne TV CEO John Morayniss. Avi Lerner (Nu Image) 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.”
Based on the David Morell novel First Blood, the Rambo films center on a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former Green Beret (Stallone) who is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, hand-to-hand combat and guerrilla warfare.
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