Female-led remake of Stallone classic 'Cliffhanger' is in the works

Sylvester Stallone & Janine Turner in Cliffhanger. (Credit: John Bryson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

A remake of Sylvester Stallone's mountain-top actioner Cliffhanger is in the works, with a female lead.

According to Deadline, director Ana Lily Amirpour is set to helm the movie, with a script from Creed II scribe Sascha Penn.

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It will reimagine Stallone's grizzled former mountain climber turned ranger Gabe Walker as a female hero.

Though it's not yet known who will be playing the lead, Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa is 'in talks' for a key cameo.

We're hoping he's taking on the musclebound role of henchman Delmar, the part originally played by EastEnders star Craig Fairbrass.

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Neal Moritz – the producer recently booted from the Fast & Furious franchise – is behind the remake, said to have long been a 'passion project' of his.

The original movie arrived in 1993, helmed by Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin.

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It found Stallone encountering John Lithgow and Michael Rooker’s band of mercenaries, who are searching for a $100 million treasure trove lost in a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains.

The movie featured staggeringly vertiginous stunts, and was a box office smash, making $255 million from a $70 million budget.