Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Poster For Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Debuts
See it in the new issue of Empire
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 July 2014
Exclusive: New Expendables 3 TV Spot
Things that make you go KABOOOM!
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Expendables 3
14 August 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Grudge Match (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Homefront (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Escape Plan (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Bullet To The Head (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ready For Rambo: The TV Series?
Sly Stallone may return as the man himself...

21 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen Daily

submit to reddit

Every action icon is getting a shot at the small screen these days. With a telly version of El Mariachi announced just yesterday, now comes word that John Rambo could be gurning, straining, shooting and stabbing his way into our living rooms or onto mobile devices with a new series.

Entertainment One has hatched a deal with producer/Sly pal Avi Lerner to develop a new series based on the franchise that started back in 1982 with First Blood, which saw Sylvester Stallone’s Vietnam veteran taking on a corrupt small-town lawman. Since then, John Rambo has returned for 1985’s Rambo: First Blood Part II, 1988’s Rambo III and, most recently for 2008’s Rambo.

Planning to figure out the show before shopping it to networks around the world, eOne and Lerner are in negotiations with Stallone to get him aboard in some capacity, which even includes the potential for him to reprise Rambo himself. We’d imagine that, despite his willingness to return to his classic characters, his film schedule would mean he’d mostly pop up in occasional episodes, like a sort of whack-a-Rambo. Still, Lerner seems confident: “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.”

It’s not the first time the character has been portrayed on TV: John Rambo appeared in ‘toon form (voiced by someone else) in 1986 for a short-lived series and then in 2008 for a short animated follow-up to that year’s film. Think the idea can work on TV? Sound off below or on Twitter...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Marion Cotillard Will Be Lady Macbeth
She's replacing Natalie Portman
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

If Rambo is going to be killing & blowing a lot of shit up, it would make each episode costly. More

Posted by Lord Fury at 11:27 on 22 August 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)