Sylvester Stallone has put together a high-octane team to create what’s being described as a “blockbuster TV package” that will soon be shopped to networks seeking a series commitment. Deadline.com reports that the project is an adaptation of “Omerta,” the final novel by “The Godfather” author Mario Puzo.
The Weinstein Company is behind the project, in which Stallone is set to appear in the lead role as mob boss Raymonde Aprile. Antoine Fuqua, who is currently directing a feature remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” is on board to direct.
Deadline reports that the project is coming together quickly. “A pilot script and a bible are already in place by Justin Herber and Adam Hoff, and a writers room is quickly being assembled,” the report notes. “A showrunner and a female lead actress will be in place shortly. The networks will soon have their shot at it, with the expectation one will bite for a full series commitment.”