Sylvester Stallone Will Not Star in RAMBO TV Series
Sylvester Stallone will not return reprise his role as action film legend 'Rambo' in the upcoming planned television adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
As BWW reported yesterday, eOne has finalized a co-development pact with Avi Lerner (Rambo, The Expendables) and Nu Image to develop and produce a TV series based upon the classic films. At the time, it was speculated that Stallone might star - today, Sly's reps have confirmed to THR that he will not.
"While a television series based on the Rambo property is in development with Entertainment One and Nu Image, contrary to reports, Sylvester Stallone will certainly not reprise his role as the iconic John Rambo for the small screen," the rep said.
Click here to read The Hollywood Reporter's original announcement.
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.
The television series will be produced by eOne in association with Lerner and Nu Image. Executive producers will include John Morayniss (Klondike, Rogue) for eOne and Lerner for Nu Image, with eOne handling the worldwide rights to the series in all media.
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