That’s right, Rambo is heading to television.
Fox is developing Rambo: New Blood, a television series based on the action movie franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. According to Deadline, Stallone is attached to executive produce the series. It’s also possible that he’ll be reprising his role, although that’s yet to be confirmed.
Rambo: New Blood, written by Die Hard and The Fugitive scribe Jeb Stuart, will tell of the complex relationship between Rambo and his son, J.R.. The character of his son has been created for the series and has not played a part in any of the feature films.
Stallone has played Rambo in four films, starring off with 1982’s First Blood, based on the novel of the same name by David Morrell. The most recent film in the franchise was 2008’s Rambo, an ultra-violent addition that gathered a healthy amount of fans.
eOne and Millenium Films are teaming up to produce the new television series, with eOne in charge of handling worldwide rights.
We’ll keep you informed on how this one develops.