In a story from Variety, the mini-major StudioCanal is teaming up with Neal Moritz's L.A.-based Original Films for a remake of Cliffhanger.

The original film was an action-adventure thriller that took place in the mountains. It was originally directed by Renny Harlin in 1993.

The redo will follow a group of young climbers.

"Just as they rebooted Star Trek, we're going to do the same with Cliffhanger, " stated Moritz, who is slated to produce.

Italy was the location in the first film that stood in for the Colorado Rockies. This new film will take place in "multiple cliff-face locations."

Currently, StudioCanal is trying to attach a screenwriter.

StudioCanal is fully financing this new version of Cliffhanger.

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Evan Jacobs