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Remake of Sylvester Stallone's High-Climbing 'Cliffhanger' is Coming

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May 30, 2014
Source: Deadline

Cliffhanger

If news of the trilogy reboot of Stargate wasn't enough 90s nostalgia for you, how about a remake of Sylvester Stallone's 1993 mountain climbing thriller Cliffhanger? Because Deadline reports producer Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, Fast & Furious 6, 21 Jump Street) and Studio Canal are developing the project with fresh-faced writer Joe Gazzam hired to write the screenplay after his pitch stood out amongst a pack of various writers vying for the job. Gazzam has been working on his spec script Shadow Run which Original Film was developing after Sony Pictures bought the script a few months ago, and now he's here. Read on!

The film doesn't have have a studio home, but Original Film is stationed in Sony Pictures, so they'll probably get the first chance to pick it up. Funnily enough, TriStar, the banner that was just revived by former Fox head Tom Rothman, distributed the film back in the 90s, but the rights ended up in the hands of StudioCanal after Carolco went belly-up. Cliffhanger is undoubtedly a guilty pleasure, but it's far from being a film ripe for a remake. But maybe there's something that can be done with the story of a botched mid-air heist that forces various groups to search for the money throughout the Rocky Mountains. Thoughts?

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  • Tester
    Thoughts ? Ethan, U gotta be fakin kidding us. Fuk no of course not !!
  • TheOct8pus
    I think after the original Cliffhanger and other awesome rock climbing movies like "Vertical Limit", we need more dramas that take place on high, snow covered, craggy cliffs.... Not really.
  • ff
    Original is a classic
  • cuckoozey
    Stunned at the lack of original ideas in Hollywood today. I mean, really - trolling the depths of lower end Stallone movies to remake? I'm guessing a reboot of Rhinestone is on the way next?
  • Chris Giebler
    I'll take the original. Thanks.
  • LightningB
    Cliffhanger is a cult movie for me. Love it and all it's crazy, unrealistic (how do the villains never get cold, tired or hungry?) action and story. It's a personal classic for me. I usually don't mind remakes but this is one that I don't get.
  • Avi
    what? This is a stupid idea! It's a classic movie...
  • Guest
    My reaction...

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