Here’s a reboot that might pass the test with fans with original film star Sylvester Stallone returning to his role of Ranger Gabriel “Gabe” Walker in a reboot sequel to the 1993 actioner Cliffhanger. Just how much of a role he’ll have in it remains to be seen as the plot and just about everything else is a mystery right now.
Deadline brought the word of the upcoming project and we do know that Ric Roman Waugh, who has teamed with Gerard Butler for several flicks like Angel Has Fallen and the soon to be released Kandahar, will be directing this one as well. He will direct from a script by Mark Bianculli (Hunters).
Neal H. Moritz’s via his Original Film banner (Fast & Furious franchise) will produce with along with Rocket Science, as well as Stallone and Braden Aftergood’s per their Balboa Productions. Casting for all other roles are now in progress so we should have official word of who else will be side by side with Sly in the near future.
Renny Harlin directed the first movie which grossed over $255M worldwide and was about “Walker looking to help rescue a band of stranded hikers, only to discover that they were in fact a gang of violent criminals looking to recover their missing $100M following a plane crash.”
“Growing up with the biggest action films of the 80s and 90s, working on many of them myself, Cliffhanger was by far one of my favorite spectacles. To be at the helm of the next chapter, scaling the Italian Alps with the legend himself, Sylvester Stallone, is a dream come true,” said Waugh in a statement. “It’s going to be a great challenge and blast taking this franchise to new heights, a responsibility I don’t take lightly.”
Added Moritz, “I’ll never forget the thrill I felt watching Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger. I am incredibly excited to be working with him and Ric Waugh to continue the story of Gabe Walker and introduce this iconic story to a new generation of filmgoers around the world.”
Cliffhanger is one of Sly’s best outputs of the 90’s and us a hyper intense thriller with Sky dodging bullets, explosions and a gleefully sinister John Lithgow. No one can forget the iconic jump Stallone and his stunt double pulls off in the movie. A solid action thrill ride that is as exciting today as it was in ‘93.
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