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There’s Cliffhanger remake with a female lead in the works

May 9th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ok, so I loved Rocky and Rambo as much as the next guy, but honestly my favourite Stallone movie has to be Cliffhanger.

The movie is a great action movie full of fun characters, great action and actors and scenery that is unmatched to this day, 26 years after it first arrived.

And recently I watched it with my kids for the first time – they loved it as much as me – and my son quipped, ‘I can’t believe they haven’t remade this yet!’.

And i got a cold feeling.

Because I knew that it couldn’t be far away.

And here we are. Mere months since my son quipped about it.

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night director Ana Lily Amirpour is set to bring it back to the big screen… and this time it will have – in a shock twist and one we would never have seen coming – a female lead.

Oh, and Jason Momoa will be in it in some form or other.

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a wonderful movie and honestly I have faith that Amirpour will make a fun movie but I’m growing tired of this nonsense.

Holy crap! Remember that movie that was awesome 3o years ago? Let’s remake it, only this time, with a woman!

No!

Why not stop remaking classics and just create new, awesome movies with great new characters – yes, women! Men! Black! White! WE. DON’T. CARE.

Just stop with the tokenism and lazy ideas… come up with new stuff, Hollywood. In a world full of sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots can we please get excited for something… new?!

Here’s what Amirpour had to say about the movie: “I instantly knew the elements of the story I wanted to tell. There’s a special place in my heart for an action-survival movie. I’ve always been attracted to the theme of mountain climbers who, like filmmakers, have a certain madness to them. I love genre and fantasy and in this type of survival film you’re playing with real fear.

“I am very excited to partner with Original Film and Rocket Science, who share my passion for this character-driven, high-adrenaline story; the survival film is one of my favorite genres,” she continued. “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.”

The movie will be produced by Fast And The Furious franchise producer Neal Moritz who had this to say: “I’ve been wanting to re-make this adrenaline filled survival thriller with a strong female protagonist – both in front of and behind the camera – for some time. The elements came together with Ana Lily and Rocket Science and we look forward to gathering the rest of the pieces. I’ve always wanted to make the movies I want to see — big at their core with characters which connect to the audience while simultaneously encouraging them to leave their house and go to a theater. Cliffhanger is just that, in what we hope will be the first of an entirely new franchise.”

We have no doubt the movie will be good but I’m getting tired of this lazy movie-making.

But maybe that’s just me.

Thoughts?

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….