A Cliffhanger Reboot is in the Works

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StudioCanal has announced that it will be teaming with Neal Moritz’s L.A.-based Original Films to reboot 1993’s Cliffhanger, the action adventure thriller directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone.

Variety says the new version will center on a group of young climbers. “Just as they rebooted ‘Star Trek,’ we’re going to do the same with ‘Cliffhanger,'” said Moritz, who will produce. Unlike the original, where Italy stood in for the Colorado Rockies, the new redo looks set to feature multiple cliff-face locations.

Moritz (Fast & Furious) and StudioCanal are looking to attach a screenwriter for a 2010 shoot.

Moritz is already producing an $80 million-plus remake of Escape from New York for Warner Bros.-New Line and StudioCanal. And Universal and StudioCanal are co-financing the Moritz-produced narrative remake of documentary The Complete History of My Sexual Failures, with Jay Roach attached to direct.