Nu Image/Millennium Films have announced plans to reboot of the classic 1980s action franchise “Rambo” which starred Sylvester Stallone.
Brooks McLaren (“Line of Sight”) is set to pen the script and Ariel Vromen (“The Iceman,” “Criminal”) will direct the feature titled “Rambo: New Blood” which will NOT see Stallone return in the role of John Rambo. Instead, it’s a full reboot with a younger actor in the part.
No plot details were given for the new film as the project is still in early development but it’s likely to adhere to the ra-ra 1980s America tone of the sequels rather than the sombre and richer original 1982 film “First Blood”.
McLaren has been working steadily in the action sphere since writing How It Ends, a post-apocalyptic survival tale which was on the 2010 Black List. Among his project is Line of Sight, an action thriller which Ben Affleck is developing for Warner Bros. He is repped by Verve and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Source: Heat Vision