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Cliffhanger remake

05.13.2009

This is really the kind of thing that can make a movie news writer toss up their hands in surrender and just say "Ah, the hell with everything." Pardon me while I do that. There, done.

A remake of Sylvester Stallone's 1993 mountain thriller CLIFFHANGER is in the works. While director Renny Harlin's original "DIE HARD in the snow" action flick involved Sly's former ranger caught up in a heist gone wrong, the new version will focus on a group of younger climbers who probably text and tweet while securing carabiners. U R FALLING, ROFL

The redo comes from StudioCanal (TAKEN, TRANSPORTERs) and moronic-masterpiece maker Neal Moritz (STEALTH, XXX, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, the constant threat of a new ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK), who drops this brilliant gem: "Just as they rebooted STAR TREK, we're going to do the same with CLIFFHANGER." I just hope he's prepared to deal with the hordes of fans and their passion for Gabe Walker's universe.

Extra Tidbit: Christopher Walken was originally set to play CLIFFHANGER's villain.
Source: Variety

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8:17PM on 05/14/2009
Expendables 2: Stallone and company issue a beat down to whoever came up with this idea.
Expendables 2: Stallone and company issue a beat down to whoever came up with this idea.
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7:26PM on 05/14/2009

Bring back Rex Linn!!!

Poor Travers. He couldn't even kill a little bunny.

Rumor has it that Leon wanted to join this project to reprise his role but was too busy doing the ABOVE THE RIM reboot.

"What do you know about BAD TIMES MAN?!?!"
Poor Travers. He couldn't even kill a little bunny.

Rumor has it that Leon wanted to join this project to reprise his role but was too busy doing the ABOVE THE RIM reboot.

"What do you know about BAD TIMES MAN?!?!"
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6:24PM on 05/14/2009

PLEEEEAAASE

I can't understand why everybodys gets all angry and mad. This is just the way it goes, since years and years. A movie makes money and it gets remade. Simple equation. We read this every fucking day on this site. So live with it and stop whining. Make an original movie by yourself and that's that.
Plus I'm sure you all gonna watch this anyway...(even if it's just for curiosity!)
I can't understand why everybodys gets all angry and mad. This is just the way it goes, since years and years. A movie makes money and it gets remade. Simple equation. We read this every fucking day on this site. So live with it and stop whining. Make an original movie by yourself and that's that.
Plus I'm sure you all gonna watch this anyway...(even if it's just for curiosity!)
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5:33PM on 05/14/2009

B.S.

wow I thought they only butchered classics now they are butcherin action films this is total bullshit
wow I thought they only butchered classics now they are butcherin action films this is total bullshit
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5:30PM on 05/14/2009

WHAT?!!?!??!

Seriously, I'm hoping the producers get stopped for this. How can they remake this movie?

I know. They'll probably hire McG, starring Will Smith, and have a PG-13 rating.
Seriously, I'm hoping the producers get stopped for this. How can they remake this movie?

I know. They'll probably hire McG, starring Will Smith, and have a PG-13 rating.
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5:15PM on 05/14/2009
Do they honestly think anyone can replace MICHAEL ROOKER??? C'MON!!!!
Do they honestly think anyone can replace MICHAEL ROOKER??? C'MON!!!!
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2:38PM on 05/14/2009
"Just as they rebooted STAR TREK, we're going to do the same with CLIFFHANGER."

wow.. that's the dumbest fucking quote I've heard in a long time. How can you even compare the fucking two??

I hope this fails.... and it's one step closer to the all CGI shark remake of JAWS that I've been speaking of and dreading for 2 years.
"Just as they rebooted STAR TREK, we're going to do the same with CLIFFHANGER."

wow.. that's the dumbest fucking quote I've heard in a long time. How can you even compare the fucking two??

I hope this fails.... and it's one step closer to the all CGI shark remake of JAWS that I've been speaking of and dreading for 2 years.
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2:30PM on 05/14/2009
What's next a "Stop or my Mom will shoot" reboot?
What's next a "Stop or my Mom will shoot" reboot?
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1:38PM on 05/14/2009
Couldn't help but think what the fuck when a guy at work mentioned this, only thing I hope is that this'll mean the uncut version finally gets released.
Couldn't help but think what the fuck when a guy at work mentioned this, only thing I hope is that this'll mean the uncut version finally gets released.
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1:03PM on 05/14/2009

no way

This was one of Stallones better movies and you cant improve upon it, I mean come on really yur gonna remake cliffhanger, no one can come up with anyhing better?
This was one of Stallones better movies and you cant improve upon it, I mean come on really yur gonna remake cliffhanger, no one can come up with anyhing better?
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12:27PM on 05/14/2009
ha even ARROW is pissed!!
ha even ARROW is pissed!!
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12:25PM on 05/14/2009
no one will go see this. and then hopefully people will be like oh remakes are pretty fuckin stupid most of the time.
no one will go see this. and then hopefully people will be like oh remakes are pretty fuckin stupid most of the time.
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11:45AM on 05/14/2009

F#ck that!

These producers can go f#ck themselves!

The original is fan-f#cking-tastic and so much fun. When a movie is remade, they're basically saying that the original can be improved and this movie cannot. Renny Harlin did a great job and Stallone was wicked.

"SEASON'S OVER ASSHOLE!!"
These producers can go f#ck themselves!

The original is fan-f#cking-tastic and so much fun. When a movie is remade, they're basically saying that the original can be improved and this movie cannot. Renny Harlin did a great job and Stallone was wicked.

"SEASON'S OVER ASSHOLE!!"
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11:33AM on 05/14/2009

Pointless

Cliffhanger is a great popcorn action movie. Maybe one of the greatest of all-time. The only thing a remake does is prove just how dried up for ideas Holloywood writers are. There are probably thousands of great movie pitches on studio execs floors, but because they weren't written by a name they're dead.
There are tons of good films that could use a reboot and Cliffhanger isn't one of them.
Walken would have been cool, but I think it's one of Lithgows best performances.
Cliffhanger is a great popcorn action movie. Maybe one of the greatest of all-time. The only thing a remake does is prove just how dried up for ideas Holloywood writers are. There are probably thousands of great movie pitches on studio execs floors, but because they weren't written by a name they're dead.
There are tons of good films that could use a reboot and Cliffhanger isn't one of them.
Walken would have been cool, but I think it's one of Lithgows best performances.
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11:24AM on 05/14/2009

Holy Hell

Seriously? They're remaking movies that arent even 20 years old now? WHAT IN THE FUCK!? Fuck this. Seriously..
Seriously? They're remaking movies that arent even 20 years old now? WHAT IN THE FUCK!? Fuck this. Seriously..
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11:09AM on 05/14/2009
Idiots. Future reboot ideas:

Howard The Duck
The Matrix
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Raiders
Jaws
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Fiday the 13th (oh wait)
Lord of the Rings
Star Trek (it is 9 days old, come on)
Iron Man
Dances with Wolves
Die Hard
The Pacifier
Old School
Animal House
Meatballs
Pulp Fiction
Idiots. Future reboot ideas:

Howard The Duck
The Matrix
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Raiders
Jaws
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Fiday the 13th (oh wait)
Lord of the Rings
Star Trek (it is 9 days old, come on)
Iron Man
Dances with Wolves
Die Hard
The Pacifier
Old School
Animal House
Meatballs
Pulp Fiction
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10:40AM on 05/14/2009

WTF???!!!

That's all I got to say about this PATHETIC bit of news. WTF! WTF? WTF!!! and...WTF???? This makes ZERO sense to me... just make your OWN climbers VS. crooks in the mountains movie...COME ON! Is it that F*CKING HARD!
That's all I got to say about this PATHETIC bit of news. WTF! WTF? WTF!!! and...WTF???? This makes ZERO sense to me... just make your OWN climbers VS. crooks in the mountains movie...COME ON! Is it that F*CKING HARD!
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9:54AM on 05/14/2009
(in the best newscaster voice)

"In related news, The Original Idea died today. The Hollywood, California resident slowly passed while fighting studio exec cancer. Obviously the cancer was slow and painful.

The Original Idea, you wll be missed."
(in the best newscaster voice)

"In related news, The Original Idea died today. The Hollywood, California resident slowly passed while fighting studio exec cancer. Obviously the cancer was slow and painful.

The Original Idea, you wll be missed."
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9:19AM on 05/14/2009
This fucking sucks, i just watched the original a few weeks ago. I love it.
This fucking sucks, i just watched the original a few weeks ago. I love it.
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9:05AM on 05/14/2009

sense: this makes none

cliffhanger needs a remake as much i need a nipple on my elbow
cliffhanger needs a remake as much i need a nipple on my elbow
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7:38AM on 05/14/2009
How the fuck can you "reboot" Cliffhanger?!?! IT'S ONE FUCKING MOVIE!!!
How the fuck can you "reboot" Cliffhanger?!?! IT'S ONE FUCKING MOVIE!!!
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5:53AM on 05/14/2009
Will it be an OFFICIAL comedy this time, then? Or will it actually try to be somewhat serious?
Will it be an OFFICIAL comedy this time, then? Or will it actually try to be somewhat serious?
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5:45AM on 05/14/2009
seriously.... what is the point in remaking CliffHanger? It was a great movie and made in the 90's... that was tops 19-20 years ago!. I am honestly getting sick of this. Film Companies SHOULD NOT have the need to make a new movie unless the movie itself is 50 years old + and is NOT a classic!
seriously.... what is the point in remaking CliffHanger? It was a great movie and made in the 90's... that was tops 19-20 years ago!. I am honestly getting sick of this. Film Companies SHOULD NOT have the need to make a new movie unless the movie itself is 50 years old + and is NOT a classic!
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4:41AM on 05/14/2009

excellent

This is brilliant. Let's remake Terminator, Terminator 2, the original Star Wars Trilogy, and Batteries Not Included... while we're at it. You know what would be awesome? A remake of Pirates of the Caribbean. Shit, I think a remake of [link] is long over due.
This is brilliant. Let's remake Terminator, Terminator 2, the original Star Wars Trilogy, and Batteries Not Included... while we're at it. You know what would be awesome? A remake of Pirates of the Caribbean. Shit, I think a remake of [link] is long over due.
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4:32AM on 05/14/2009

Funniest quote ever

"Just as they rebooted STAR TREK, we're going to do the same with CLIFFHANGER."

The producer is making it as if Cliffhanger is as important as Star Trek.
"Just as they rebooted STAR TREK, we're going to do the same with CLIFFHANGER."

The producer is making it as if Cliffhanger is as important as Star Trek.
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3:58AM on 05/14/2009

I second that

funny stuff dave!

Since every movie news nowadays is a remake news, why get angry?
funny stuff dave!

Since every movie news nowadays is a remake news, why get angry?
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3:40AM on 05/14/2009

U R FALLING, ROFL...

...was one of the funniest things I have read read on this site. Good job, Mr. Davis.
...was one of the funniest things I have read read on this site. Good job, Mr. Davis.
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3:27AM on 05/14/2009
Oh my fucking God, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an absolute disgrace.
Oh my fucking God, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an absolute disgrace.
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2:50AM on 05/14/2009

HOLLYWOOD ...

... get your shit together and STOP remaking classics!!!!!
... get your shit together and STOP remaking classics!!!!!
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1:41AM on 05/14/2009

omg

I've been waiting the Gabe Walker's return to the big screen for the past 16 years!

But seriously, let's remake "Hard to Kill"
I've been waiting the Gabe Walker's return to the big screen for the past 16 years!

But seriously, let's remake "Hard to Kill"
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1:39AM on 05/14/2009
John Lithgow as Qualen was such a bad ass.

They should remake something that really deserves it,like Buckaroo Banzai or something.

John Lithgow as Qualen was such a bad ass.

They should remake something that really deserves it,like Buckaroo Banzai or something.

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1:33AM on 05/14/2009
Is a remake of Howard the Duck far behind?
Is a remake of Howard the Duck far behind?
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1:20AM on 05/14/2009

Those frackers...

should remake that piece of shit that was Die hard IV. It's already old (by new Hollywood standards: a movie has a lifetime of a computer now, not more) and it was crap.

Moritz should be hung, with guys like Bruckeheimer, Cohen, Bay and Co!

They won't have my money, that's for sure!
should remake that piece of shit that was Die hard IV. It's already old (by new Hollywood standards: a movie has a lifetime of a computer now, not more) and it was crap.

Moritz should be hung, with guys like Bruckeheimer, Cohen, Bay and Co!

They won't have my money, that's for sure!
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1:10AM on 05/14/2009
It was a joke then and it'll be a joke again. The not funny kind.
It was a joke then and it'll be a joke again. The not funny kind.
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12:57AM on 05/14/2009
randomhero24 you're some kind genius, you know that?
randomhero24 you're some kind genius, you know that?
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12:43AM on 05/14/2009
To those asking why remake this:

Um...because it's CERTAIN to make a profit.

What company in their right mind would NOT remake a film thats make money before?

We are going to be seeing TONS of sequels/remakes over the next 5 years.

It sucks, but its happening.
To those asking why remake this:

Um...because it's CERTAIN to make a profit.

What company in their right mind would NOT remake a film thats make money before?

We are going to be seeing TONS of sequels/remakes over the next 5 years.

It sucks, but its happening.
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12:39AM on 05/14/2009
--sorry about that double
--sorry about that double
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12:39AM on 05/14/2009
Well why in the heck would anybody wanna remake this? It worked in its time and it should stay in its time. Whatever happened to originality, other than it dying near the end of the 20th century...
Well why in the heck would anybody wanna remake this? It worked in its time and it should stay in its time. Whatever happened to originality, other than it dying near the end of the 20th century...
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12:35AM on 05/14/2009
No. Just plain "NO".
No. Just plain "NO".
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12:35AM on 05/14/2009
Well why in the heck would anybody wanna remake this? It worked in its time and it should stay in its time. Whatever happened to originality, other than it dying near the end of the 20th century...
Well why in the heck would anybody wanna remake this? It worked in its time and it should stay in its time. Whatever happened to originality, other than it dying near the end of the 20th century...
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12:34AM on 05/14/2009
Only ever saw part of this (I think it was TNT) but I understand it's got its fans, and rightly so.

I take greater issue with Moritz for likening a remake of "Cliffhanger" to the newly-rebooted "Star Trek." What a crock. And with less than twenty years between the original and now, it seems premature. I could totally imagine them "rebooting" Rambo, if Stallone hadn't done a solid with his latest sequel, but this seems benign and irrelevant, at best.

Mainly, I'm concerned that, having
Only ever saw part of this (I think it was TNT) but I understand it's got its fans, and rightly so.

I take greater issue with Moritz for likening a remake of "Cliffhanger" to the newly-rebooted "Star Trek." What a crock. And with less than twenty years between the original and now, it seems premature. I could totally imagine them "rebooting" Rambo, if Stallone hadn't done a solid with his latest sequel, but this seems benign and irrelevant, at best.

Mainly, I'm concerned that, having exhausted cult horror and sci-fi properties, studios might begin remaking beloved action movies. And just the notion of such a thing seems pretty ludicrous.
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12:05AM on 05/14/2009

If you do these remakes for a bit of brand recognition....

... well, how many people even remember this movie?

I know I saw it on TV. Sometime in the past decade or so. But I barely remember anything about it.
... well, how many people even remember this movie?

I know I saw it on TV. Sometime in the past decade or so. But I barely remember anything about it.
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