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Starbaby Jones
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"So, there's going to be a Cliffhanger remake"


  

          

I'm not sure who the audience is for this, but apparently it's happening.

http://www.hitfix.com/news/stallone-redux-cliffhanger-is-getting-a-remake

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I'll believe it when a script's approved.
May 29th 2014
1
Does that movie really need a remake?
May 30th 2014
2
Vertical Limit was pretty damn close to a remake.
May 30th 2014
3
It was and that was good too
Jun 03rd 2014
11
It's more just using the name for marketing.
May 31st 2014
4
      you might be right
Jun 01st 2014
6
      that's the odd part though...is the name recognizable enough
Jun 03rd 2014
10
           I mean, we're talking about it so yeah.
Jun 03rd 2014
12
                come on bruh...not even 20 posts
Jun 04th 2014
14
                     Any recognition is good recognition.
Jun 04th 2014
15
gonna be hard to top the o.g. opening scene
May 31st 2014
5
gonna be even harder to top lithgow's performance
Jun 02nd 2014
8
      Brilliant idea: Lithgow is BACK as Qualen.
Jun 03rd 2014
13
the audience is this guy right here.
Jun 01st 2014
7
I'm sure it'll star Taylor Lautner or Liam Hemsworth, or Dave Franco
Jun 02nd 2014
9

SoulHonky
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1. "I'll believe it when a script's approved."
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The Wordsmith
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Fri May-30-14 10:31 PM

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2. "Does that movie really need a remake?"
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Some movies I can see why a remake is made (e.g. improvement on dated special effects) but Cliffhanger doesn't feel like the type of movie that HAS to be remade. It's not like the flick has a unique concept. They could literally make a movie with a dude who is regretful about not being able to save a life and then runs into some crooks trying to pull a heist. All they would have to do is switch some things around such as the protagonist's profession and voila, a different movie altogether.




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Frank Longo
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3. "Vertical Limit was pretty damn close to a remake."
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11. "It was and that was good too"
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I love all of those films like that.

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SoulHonky
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Sat May-31-14 12:05 AM

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4. "It's more just using the name for marketing."
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I doubt that the movie will end up being all that similar. Basic plot, maybe.

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howisya
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6. "you might be right"
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werner "who is abel ferrara?" herzog shot the script for bad lieutenant: port of call new orleans (which i really enjoyed) not considering it a remake of (or sequel to) bad lieutenant, but because of character similarities and marketing potential "bad lieutenant" was tacked onto the title despite protests from ferrara. when i first saw this post i thought remaking cliffhanger was such a shitty, lazy idea emblematic of exactly what i don't like about hollywood studios in recent years,* but maybe it's just a new but similar story or a marketing move calling it a remake.

* http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=6&topic_id=651256&mesg_id=651256&page=#651387

  

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gumz
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10. "that's the odd part though...is the name recognizable enough"
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to warrant all that? how many people will legitimately be drawn in by the fact that it's a remake? it would probably fair just as well if it came out as "random mountain climbing movie X"

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SoulHonky
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12. "I mean, we're talking about it so yeah."
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We probably wouldn't be talking about random mountain climbing movie. Remakes like this raise awareness which makes studios happy. People will notice a Cliffhanger remake or Denzel in The Equalizer more than just a new film.

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gumz
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14. "come on bruh...not even 20 posts"
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sure the original has fans but it wasn't this wildly heralded movie. it made money, it came and went.

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SoulHonky
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15. "Any recognition is good recognition."
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I personally favor the rip-off over the remake but studios go for any name recognition they can get. I'm not saying it's right but an exec would just see that a post was made about it and feel like their decision was valid.

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Amritsar
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5. "gonna be hard to top the o.g. opening scene "
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Gaaaaaaaabe!

  

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8. "gonna be even harder to top lithgow's performance "
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Frank Longo
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13. "Brilliant idea: Lithgow is BACK as Qualen."
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He survived the helicopter crash and is back causing trouble on the mountain again.

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7. "the audience is this guy right here."
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Cold Truth
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9. "I'm sure it'll star Taylor Lautner or Liam Hemsworth, or Dave Franco"
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Either way I'm uninterested.

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