It turns out the planned “Rambo” television series wasn’t Sylvester Stallone’s war after all.
Less than a week after reports surfaced that the Hollywood veteran would reprise his big-screen role in Fox’s “Rambo: New Blood,” his representatives tell Deadline that’s not the case. It turns out he won’t even serve as an executive producer.
The website states that without Stallone’s involvement, the project is unlikely to move forward.
The drama was to center on the complex relationship between John Rambo and his son J.R., an ex-Navy SEAL.
Stallone co-wrote and starred in the 1982 action film “First Blood,” based on David Morrell’s 1972 novel of the same name about a misunderstood Vietnam War veteran who must use his skills to survive an abusive small-town sheriff. The film spawned three sequels: 1985’s “Rambo: First Blood Part II,” 1988’s “Rambo III” and 2008’s “Rambo.”
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