News: Fox and Stallone Partner for "Rambo: New Blood" TV Series
Sylvester Stallone is set to executive produce Rambo: New Blood, a television continuation of the film series, in partnership with Fox.
The series will follow Stallone's John Rambo character and his son J.R. who is an ex-Navy Seal. Stallone is expected to reprise his role as John Rambo.
Screenwriter Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive) will pen the series which will be produced by Entertainment One and Millennium Films.
Development on a television adaptation began two years ago, though Stallone wasn't involved at the time.
Based on the David Morrell 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. The franchise consists of the films First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III and Rambo. Lerner and Stallone worked together on the 2008 Rambo feature and had planned a fifth installment, Rambo: Last Blood, which had been put on hold.
Rambo: New Blood joins many other TV series that are based on features. NBC gave a series order to Taken and also is developing new takes on Cruel Intentions, In The Line Of Fire and All of Me. Fox also has a Lethal Weapon, Think Like A Man and Behind Enemy Lines series in the works, ABC is rebooting My Big Friend’s Wedding, CBS is developing Training Day, and the CW has The Notebook.