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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Cliffhanger - A reboot? What? Seriously?

StudioCanal has announced that it will be teaming with Neal Moritz's L.A.-based Original Films to reboot Cliffhanger say Variety.

The makeover of Renny Harlin's 1993 pic 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.

Let us look at that statement a little closer. Star Trek was a series in the 60's that ran for a few years. It had a big fan base and years later spawned a number of other series, books, comics, merchandise and 11 motion pictures. Star Trek is huge and the new reboot is understandable.

Cliffhanger was a film in 1993 starring Sylvester Stallone. It was okay but did not spawn any sequels or anything else.

I put it to you, looking at the above, how on earth can they compare the two and why does Cliffhanger need to be rebooted?

Sounds like a load of kids up a mountain. Chuck in a few terrorists or criminals, hot girls stripping down to their underwear to share body heat, young heroes saying things like "I will come back for you", or "Cliffhangar This!" and a comedy sidekick character and bob is your uncle.

I hear another Vertical Limit on the way. Go watch North Face instead.




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6 comments:

Daan said...

Cliffhanger is awsome, no need for a reboot.
I'm not able to buy the DVD anywhere, its out on Blu-Ray though.

pamela fruendt said...

did you try amazon?

Daan said...

I'm sure they have it there, but thats Region 1 (USA, Canada), I need Region 2 (UK, Europe and Japan).

pamela fruendt said...

oh, ye of little faith. daan, this research geek has found 2 region 2 copies for you on amazon . #1 is used...1993 version, $28.67us & shipping. #2 3box set, new for $39.00us & shipping. happy shopping!

Daan said...

Thanks alot! i'll order it when i get my money :D

pamela fruendt said...

glad to help.