Connect with us


Sylvester Stallone Sets ‘Cliffhanger’ Reboot with ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Director



Sylvester Stallone is ready to scale new heights with a reboot of his 1993 action thriller, Cliffhanger.

Ric Roman Waugh, who helmed action movies Angel Has Fallen and Greenland, is set to direct the feature which will see Stallone reprise his role of mountain climber and rescue ranger, Gabe Walker. Tge feature has a script by Mark Bianculli (Hunters).

Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film, best known for the multi-billion-dollar The Fast and the Furious franchise, will produce with production and sales outfit Rocket Science as well as Stallone and Braden Aftergood’s Balboa Productions. Rocket Science is launching sales during this May’s Cannes film market. CAA Media will represent North American and Chinese rights.

Written by Michael France with a rewrite by Stallone, Cliffhanger featured Stallone as Walker, a man haunted by a rescue gone wrong, who finds himself called up for a rescue with his former colleagues. That mission turns out to be a fake distress call, however, as a group of international thieves are in the midst of trying to find their stolen loot after a botched air heist. Metaphorical and literal cliffhanging ensues.

The 1993 movie was directed by Renny Harlin and was a hit, despite a brutal production that almost bankrupted the lead production company, Carolco, who at two points could not pay the crew.

Producers on the reboot include Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe for Original Film, Stallone and Thorsten Schumacher with partner Lars Sylvest for Rocket Science, who will also finance.

Waugh, Ana Lily Amirpour, Chance Wright, Gianluca Chakra and Hisham Alghanim serve as executive producers.

Check the latest Hollywood news here.