Looks like our television screens are about to get a whole lot bloodier…
When people look at Sylester Stallone, odds are that they’ll see one of two characters, either Rocky Balboa or John Rambo, who both mark high points in Stallone’s career when their respective franchises began. Hot off the heels of Creed‘s highly-successful theatrical debut last week too, it looks like Stallone has found his next project, and he might be trying to recreate the same magic formula once again.
TheWrap is reporting that the actor/writer/director has just now signed a deal with Fox for Rambo: New Blood, which will take the iconic film franchise onto the small screen for the first time. Where the first films focused on John Rambo though, a tortured Vietnam veteran, who used his survival skills to take on and defeat often powerful forces, the series will instead focus on Rambo and his son, J.R., a former Navy seal that was unfortunately, never featured in any of the previous films.
There’s no official word yet on whether or not Stallone will be starring in the series as well as producing it, but it’d be interesting to see how the network might replace the character if Stallone ends up working behind-the-scenes only. Whether or not he’ll reprise the role though, it’s clear that the iconic character will play a major role in the series.
Luckily for Stallone, Creed has given the actor the kind of resurgence that his career has definitely needed as of late, and also garnered him his fair share of Oscar buzz as well, which he hasn’t been on the receiving end of since his transformation in 1997′s Copland. The father-son dynamic is one that has been used countless times up until this point though, especially when action franchises are trying to find new life (looking at you Die Hard).
So for now, it looks like we’ll just have to be content waiting to see if New Blood ends up being more like Creed, than A Good Day to Die Hard. Fingers crossed for the former.
The Rambo TV series is currently in development.
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