First a new Rocky movie knocking out most box office rivals last weekend, now this: Fox is developing a Rambo TV series with Sylvester Stallone.
The script deal is for a series titled Rambo: New Blood, which “pays homage to the original Rambo films, [and] will explore the complex relationship between Rambo and his son, J.R., an ex-Navy SEAL.”
Stallone would reprise his role as a buffed-out Vietnam War veteran and former Green Beret with a very special set of skills.
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Stallone and Avi Lerner are executive producers on the project with Jeb Stuart (Die Hard) as showrunner. The move comes on the heels of Stallone’s Rocky franchise spin-off Creed opening to 42.1 million over Thanksgiving weekend and generating Oscar buzz for Stallone.
It’s been a while since Stallone has played the iconic Reagan-era character — the fourth and most recent Rambo film (titled simply Rambo) was made in 2008.