Sylvester Stallone is in negotiations to come on board a new Entertainment One television remake of 1980s action movie franchise Rambo .
eOne has secured a co-development pact with Rambo producer Avi Lerner and his Nu Image imprint to develop and produce a new TV series based on the much loved film. The parties are now in negotiation to bring Stallone on board “on a creative level as well as potentially [reprising] his iconic role as the original Rambo”.
The original Rambo movies followed Stallone as a grizzled Vietnam War veteran.
eOne’s new deal with Lerner is billed as “an exclusive option agreement” that will see the studio and Lerner “develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the US and internationally”. eOne will produce the show, in association with the other partners and take worldwide distribution rights.
Executive producers will include John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television, and Lerner for Nu Image.
“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 Morayniss. “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,” added 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.”