Deadline announced today that The Bad Batch director Ana Lily Amirpour will be helming a female-fronted remake of the Sylvester Stallone-starring Cliffhanger.
The producers of Fast and the Furious hope to put a fresh take on the 1993 Renny Harlin testosterone action flick in which Deadline notes that “the reimagined, big-canvas package will have a female lead — casting is underway.”
Sascha Penn (Creed II) wrote the script and Amirpour states,
“We are setting out to create a thrill-ride on the mountain which taps into the primal side of an action movie, where you see what a person is capable of doing to survive in the most extreme situations, pushed to the limits. Add to that some high-stakes espionage and a badass female mountain climber as the lead and it becomes a truly epic reinvention of what made the original Cliffhanger movie so fun and so thrilling.”
Jason Momoa is apparently in talks for “a key cameo.”
What do you think, wasteoids? Seems exciting and fun with a female take on the Sly action thriller or why can’t females get their own original stories? Does it really matter? Hopefully they are hot? I kid, I kid.
Honestly, I have been impressed by Ana Lily Amirpour’s efforts so far. This might be worth checking out.