FOX has closed a development deal with Sylvester Stallone to executive produce “Rambo: New Blood,” a television continuation of the film series.
The series would follow Stallone’s John Rambo character and his son J.R. who is an ex-Navy Seal. Unconfirmed at this point, Stallone is expected to reprise his role as John Rambo.
“Die Hard” and “The Fugitive” screenwriter Jeb Stuart will pen the series which will be produced by Entertainment One and Millennium Films. As a result, the fifth “Rambo” film currently in development – “Rambo: Last Blood” – is on hold.
Development on a television adaptation began two years ago, though Stallone wasn’t involved at the time.