Nu Image/Millennium Films is currently working on a Rambo reboot movie with Israeli film director and screenwriter, Ariel Vroman, according to THR.
The production company will reboot the classic 1980s action franchise that starred Sylvester Stallone.
Rambo reboot reportedly titled Rambo: New Blood – will be scripted by Brooks McLaren, the reboot will replace Stallone’s character in Rambo (2008) with a younger actor with plans for future sequels and then replaced by another younger actor, similar to James Bond films.
John James Rambo, a fictional character in the Rambo saga, he first appeared in the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell, but Rambo became more famous after adapting the character into a movie as the protagonist of the film series, in which he was played by Sylvester Stallone.
Rambo film series was based on the David Morrell novel First Blood, starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, hand-to-hand combat and guerrilla warfare.
Here’s the synopsis from “First Blood” novel:
“First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang from the pages of FIRST BLOOD to take his place in the American cultural landscape.
This remarkable novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who doesn’t know whom he’s dealing with — or how far Rambo will take him into a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky.
Millions saw the Rambo movies, but those who haven’t read the book that started it all are in for a surprise — a critically acclaimed story of character, action, and compassion.”
The series consists of the films First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), and Rambo (2008).
Rambo Reboot is still early in development, no plot details were revealed.