Rumor: Sly Stallone Tackling Cliffhanger Next?!
by Alex Billington
February 16, 2008
He just never lets up, does he?! After successfully revisiting and finishing off both the Rocky and Rambo franchises, Sylvester Stallone is tackling another one - Cliffhanger. The 1994 action film was about rock climber Gabe Walker who gets involved with a group of criminals who are searching for lost money in the Rockies. A very brief report from PR Inside claims that Stallone is gearing up to reprise the role in a sequel titled The Dam. I can't say if this is real or not or just a rumor, but one thing is certain - everyone wants Stallone to bring back his characters!
The report from PR Inside claims that Sony studio execs are in negotiations with Stallone to revive the character for Cliffhanger 2: The Dam. That's literally all they said. Who this came from or where this came from is missing. Considering it was officially announced previously that Stallone would be directing and acting in two completely new action movies, I don't know when he would find the time to make this. Especially considering he's already 61 years old. Everyone's already complaining about Harrison Ford being too old in the new Indiana Jones, and he's only 65. Imagine a 70-year-old Stallone climbing mountains and killing even more criminals.
When I was talking with a friend recently about the new Rambo, we actually joked about Stallone doing a new Cliffhanger as well. It turned into a discussion of what other great movies in Stallone's past would be awesome to see remade. How coincidental that this turned from a dream into a rumor and possibly even a reality. As much as I'd like to say this is ridiculous that Stallone is coming back and finishing off all of his films, both Rocky and Rambo were great. As long as they stay at that level, I'd be happy to see Stallone come back again as Gabe Walker, or Cobra, or John Spartan, or Judge Dredd.