eOne Developing Rambo TV Series
By Kristin Brzoznowski for World Screen
Entertainment One (eOne) is working with Avi Lerner’s Nu Image to develop and produce a TV series based on the iconic action film Rambo.
The pair have signed an exclusive option agreement to collectively develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the U.S. and internationally. Negotiations are ongoing with Sylvester Stallone to be involved in the project on a creative level as well as to potentially reprise his legendary role as the original Rambo. The Rambo franchise consists of the films First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III and Rambo.
“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 John Morayniss, the CEO of eOne Television. “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,” commented 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.”