It has been 26 years since audiences were treated with the 90’s action flick Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone. Now, thanks to a new report the mountain climbing film will get a reboot.
According to Deadline, The Bad Batch director Ana Lily Amirpour is set to helm the film that will feature a female lead in the Stallone role, with casting underway. The trade also reports that Aquaman himself Jason Momoa will reteam with his The Bad Batch director in a key cameo. Sascha Penn (Creed II) wrote the script.
Amirpour released a statement regarding her excitement on the project.
“We are setting out to create a thrill-ride on the mountain which taps into the primal side of an action movie, where you see what a person is capable of doing to survive in the most extreme situations, pushed to the limits. Add to that some high-stakes espionage and a badass female mountain climber as the lead and it becomes a truly epic reinvention of what made the original Cliffhanger movie so fun and so thrilling.”
Longtime Fast and the Furious producer Neal Moritz (who recently left Universal due to the F&F franchise) and Toby Jaffe will produce under their Original Film banner alongside Thorsten Schumacher and partner Lars Sylvest for Rocket Science, who will also finance. Rocket Science acquired the rights to Cliffhanger from StudioCanal and will be handling foreign sales, commencing in Cannes.
Released in 1993, Cliffhanger is an outdoor thriller in which a former mountain rescuer is pitted against a group of criminals who have lost their $100 million stash during a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains. After being persuaded to help rescue a group of stranded hikers, he discovers that they are in fact a gang of violent robbers who need help to locate their missing loot.