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Remake News: Cliffhanger, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Navigator and More

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger: The 1993 action thriller is the latest Sylvester Stallone project to get a new life. The only difference is that Sly won’t be in this production. In the Renny Harlin-directed version, a mountain rescue worker is forced to help criminals retrieve money stolen from a U.S. Treasure plane. The reboot will reportedly involve a group of climbers and multiple locations. Shooting is expected to begin sometime next year.

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Flight of the Navigator: A 1986 entry will be taken out of the vault for Disney’s latest update. The original sci-fi adventure centered around a 12-year-old boy who had been abducted by aliens. He returns to Earth eight years later despite only having been on the spacecraft for several hours. Screenwriter Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) has been tapped to write the makeover.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Everybody’s going for dance film revivals.  It’s just been announced that Girls, a film from 1985, will now be getting a reboot. In the original, actress Sarah Jessica Parker (with help from Helen Hunt) wins a spot on a Solid Gold-esque dance program. The update - being written by Michelle Morgan - is reportedly being crafted as a possible feature for Miley Cyrus. (So does this mean Hannah Montana can dance?)

Ice Castles: More than 30 years after it first hit the ice, the story about a blinded figure skater is coming back to the big screen. The remake, starring real-life competitive skater Taylor Firth, is set to be released in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The film’s original director (Donald Wrye) will also be helming this project.

Fright Night: Dreamworks is sinking its teeth into a comedic vampire entry from 1985. In the first outing, a young man discovers that bloodsuckers have moved into the house next door. Unfortunately, he has a hard time getting anyone to believe him. No writer has yet been assigned to the remake.

Clash of the Titans: Schindler’s List co-stars Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson will be going back further into time for their next joint venture. The Oscar nominees will now be facing off as two warring rulers in an update of the 1981 film. Neeson is set to play Zeus, the king of all gods, while Fiennes has been cast as Hades, the god of the underworld.

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