Yesterday came the announcement that Entertainment One has entered a co-development pact with Avi Lerner and Nu Image to develop and produce a television series based on Rambo. With that announcement came the reveal that the developers were in talks with Sylvester Stallone to be involved creatively and potentially reprise as John Rambo for the show, but now The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Stallone will not appear as the titular hero in the series.
“While a television series based on the Rambo property is in development with Entertainment One and Nu Image, contrary to reports, Sylvester Stallone will certainly not reprise his role as the iconic John Rambo for the small screen,” Stallone’s representatives said.
There is still the chance that Stallone will be involved in a creative capacity on the series.
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.