Cliffhanger reboot lands new writer

News Simon Brew
30 May 2014 - 06:37

Sylvester Stallone and Renny Harlin's Cliffhanger is still getting a reboot, and a new writer has been found...

Ah, we thought this one had died a death. It's been three or four years since news first landed that a reboot of Cliffhanger was on the way. The original 1993 movie proved to be a comeback hit for Sylvester Stallone, with Renny Harlin directing, and for a while there were plans for a sequel to it.

Those plans never materialised, and back in 2009 producer Neal Moritz - the founder of the firm Original Film, overseeing remakes of Total Recall and 21 Jump Street - was said to be overseeing a reboot instead. That reboot would focus on younger climbers going up big mountains.

Now we learn that Joe Gazzam has been hired to pen the screenplay to the new Cliffhanger, which suggests to us that it's an active project again. Gazzam has also penned a film called Shadow Run, which is in development at Sony.

We like the original Cliffhanger a lot, and not in any ironic way either. We suspect we made the same noise you did when we heard about this new take on it...


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