A small-screen Rambo is in development but early reports teasing that Sylvester Stallone may reprise his role as John Rambo, were off the mark.
“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 press representative told the Hollywood Reporter.
Stallone may still be involved in a creative capacity, but “he himself will not portray the character in the series.”
Meanwhile, Ben Stiller will executive produce a half hour sitcom based on Reality Bites, written by Helen Childress.
Variety reports the small screen rendition will be closely based on the movie and revolve around recent college graduate Lelaina Pierce as she struggles to make her way romantically and professionally in the recession-plagued, pre-Internet early 1990s in Houston, where she shares an apartment with slacker friends.