"God didn't make Rambo. I made him." That might be true, Trautman. But now a video game developer's getting in on the act.
According to trade bible MCV, a Rambo game will be coming to Xbox 360, PC and PS3 next year from UK publisher Reef Entertainment.
The firm has secured the rights from movie company StudioCanal, and includes the option to develop and release a series of titles based on the Sly Stallone films.
The first game, Rambo - which will be based on the first Rambo trilogy - is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2012. A long wait for a hero.
"With the success of the most recent Rambo film, and an international appetite for action movies with Expendables 2 scheduled for release next summer, we felt now was a good time to do something special with this licence," said Reef Entertainment CEO Peter Rezon.
Craig Lewis, commercial director at Reef added: "We have big ambitions for Reef and the Rambo IP is the first step in establishing us as a worldwide player.
"Rambo will be a triple-A title on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and will capture the gritty atmosphere and full-on action which made the Rambo movies so successful."