Stallone mulls Rambo TV series

Syvester Stallone The original Rambo film, First Blood, was a hit in 1982

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Expendables producer Avi Lerner is in talks with Sylvester Stallone about reprising his role in a TV series based on the film franchise Rambo.

Lerner, a producer on the 2008 sequel Rambo, has teamed with Entertainment One and Nu Image for the adaptation.

He said he was "excited by the prospect of collaborating again with my good friend Sly for an encore".

Talks suggest Stallone, 67, will be involved on a "creative level" and may also reprise his original Rambo role.

First Blood (1982), the original Rambo movie, starred Stallone as a troubled Vietnam war veteran.

Sequels followed in 1985 and 1988, with the franchise revived 20 years later.

"Rambo fans cover all demographics and we're confident that we'll quickly find this series a home," said John Morayniss, of Entertainment One (eOne) Television.

Film finale

Last year, Stallone told reporters in Rome that he was keen to return to the role for one final big screen outing.

"The Rambo thing, that's why I don't retire. I just see a guy unable to go home. He needs war and I see him dying there," Stallone said, in November 2012.

"If my damn body holds up, it'll be really good. Otherwise it won't be Rambo fighting, it'll be Rambo fighting arthritis," he added.

The 2008 Rambo sequel made more than $100m at the global box office, but earned mixed reviews.

Stallone recently confirmed his appearance in the third film in The Expendables franchise.

Together the first two instalments in the franchise have earned almost $575m (£375m) worldwide.

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