According to Variety; presumed seal-clubber, Neal Moritz, has decided that just being evil isn’t enough and the only way to reach the level of SUPER-EVIL that he craves is to remake the 90′s action-classic CLIFFHANGER. In an ironic turn-of-fate, Moritz is producing the remake via his Original Films Company. Also being created through Original Films is the remake of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Perhaps there may come a day when Original Films produces something original, but I’m not going to bet on it.
The good CLIFFHANGER starred Sylvester Stallone as a mountain climber who is forced to hunt for lost money in the Rocky Mountains by the villainous John Lithgow. During the hunt, Sly swings from cliff-faces, engages in a battle royale on a helicopter stuck to a suspension ladder and power lifts a human man onto a stalactite. All of that means that it is excellent.
The bad CLIFFHANGER will be about a group of young climbers probably having sex and drinking…on a mountain.