Cliffhanger Sequel Will Star Sylvester Stallone
If you always wished they'd make another a follow-up to the hit 1993 film, you're in luck
Thirty years after it was released, a sequel to the much-loved Hollywood movie Cliffhanger will go into production. And just like the 1993 film, Sylvester Stallone will be one of the characters. It will be directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Mark Bianculli.
“Growing up with the biggest action films of the ’80s and ’90s, working on many of them myself, Cliffhanger was by far one of my favourite spectacles,” Waugh said in a press release. “To be at the helm of the next chapter, scaling the Italian Alps with the legend himself, Sylvester Stallone, is a dream come true. It’s going to be a great challenge and blast taking this franchise to new heights, a responsibility I don’t take lightly.”
The Cliffhanger sequel doesn’t have a name yet, but it will be produced by Original Film along with the Rocket Science production company and Stallone’s Balboa Productions. According to Variety, Stallone won’t be appearing as the new film’s lead, with with casting still ongoing. Cliffhanger was a big hit for Stallone, earning $255 million during its initial release. “I’ll never forget the thrill I felt watching Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger,” Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz said in a statement. “I am incredibly excited to be working with him and Ric Waugh to continue the story of Gabe Walker and introduce this iconic story to a new generation of filmgoers around the world.”
Canadian Barry Blanchard worked on the first Cliffhanger, which was mostly filmed in the Dolomites. He even appeared in a few of the scenes. The climbing doubles were Ron Kauk and Wolfgang Güllich. Kauk performed as Stallone’s climbing double after Güllich died in a car accident in 1992.