The legend known as John Rambo has a new mission to take on television.
Studio Entertainment One tweeted out an announcement that the company is working with Nu Image to develop and produce a TV series based on Sylvester Stallone’s iconic action character Rambo. Rambo, of course, was the central figure in four big screen movies that featured lots of guns and bodies beginning with “First Blood” in 1982.
According to the WorldScreen press release announcing the project, the two companies will collectively develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the U.S. and internationally. In addition, negotiations are ongoing with Stallone to be involved in the project on a creative level as well as to possible reprise his role as the original character.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with a renowned producer like Avi and the Nu Image team. The ability to fuse the big screen and the small screen through Avi’s feature film expertise and eOne’s domestic production capabilities and international distribution infrastructure, makes for a highly complementary partnership,” said John Morayniss, the CEO of eOne Television. “Rambo fans cover all demographics and we’re confident that we’ll quickly find this series a home.”