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Stallone To Return As ‘Rambo’ In New TV Series!


Say what you like about Sylvester Stallone’s RAMBO franchise, they’re no denying the original FIRST BLOOD (based on the best-selling novel by David Morell) is an absolute classic, while the fourth was a surprise and thrilling, brutal assault on the senses. Parts 2 and 3? Well, woeful and unintentionally hilarious comes to mind. Still, Entertainment One believe there is life in the old dog yet and have announced they’ll team with producer Avi Lerner and Nu Image in developing and new television series based on the bitter war veteran character.

The companies are currently in active negotiations with Stallone to be involved with the project on a creative level as well as potentially returning to his iconic role as the John J. Rambo. A statement has also been released giving minor details of the deal and the exciting project.

“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, CEO, eOne Television. “Rambo fans cover all demographics and we’re confident that we’ll quickly find this series a home.”

“I’m happy to be partnering with a prolific company like Entertainment One who has a track record of creating high quality programming for their broadcast partners around the world,” commented Lerner. “And I’m excited by the prospect of collaborating again with my good friend Sly for an encore in this next phase of the Rambo legacy.”

The television series will be produced by eOne in association with Lerner and Nu Image. Executive producers will include John Morayniss for eOne and Lerner for Nu Image, with eOne handling the worldwide rights to the series in all media.

Source: Eone

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

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