StudioCanal Rebooting Sylvester Stallone's Cliffhanger
by Alex Billington
May 14, 2009
Another day, another remake. The French production company StudioCanal has announced that they'll be working with producer Neal Moritz's Original Films to reboot Cliffhanger. Last year we reported a rumor about a Cliffhanger sequel being developed with Stallone, but that eventually turned out to be just BS. However, StudioCanal is completely set on rebooting this one from scratch. "Just as they rebooted Star Trek, we're going to do the same with Cliffhanger," said Moritz, who will produce. Unlike the original, where Italy stood in for the Colorado Rockies, the new redo looks set to feature multiple cliff-face locations.
As we all know, the original Cliffhanger starred Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow and was directed by Renny Harlin. It's actually one of my favorite early 90's action movies, largely because I was into rock climbing at the time and it's just quite badass. StudioCanal is hoping to shoot this new Cliffhanger next year, however they haven't hired a screenwriter yet and are currently looking for one. Word is that this updated version with focus on a group of young climbers (that's where that Star Trek reference comes in) as opposed to one climber and a group of angry henchmen. Please don't let this turn out terrible!
Since seeing another Cliffhanger movie was inevitable, I'm wondering whether everyone would've preferred seeing a Cliffhanger sequel or a Cliffhanger reboot instead? Which one would turn out better?