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No more monster, señor. Back in September, /Film connected the dots between the creature feature aspect of Sylvester Stallone‘s Rambo 5 and his rights to the sci-fi thriller novel, Hunter, by James Huggins. As one might expect, the idea of John Rambo tracking and being tracked by a genetically engineered “abomination” in snow country split fans like a coconut.

As a premise, it fell in line with Stallone’s previous statements about a new genre direction for the franchise, and the promo art above was even released to tease this aspect. Well, today the action legend confirmed that he’s scrapped the idea for the sequel and reserved it for a separate film outside the franchise. So, where will Rambo go next, and more importantly, who as opposed to what will he bludgeon? In his words: “There will be blood.”

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Back in May, StudioCanal announced that they would be teaming with Neal Moritz’s Original Films to reboot Cliffhanger. At the time, not much was known about the project aside from the fact that it would be big budget and would center on a group of young climbers on “multiple cliff-face locations.” At the time, Moritz said that they were searching for a screenwriter, and hoping to begin production in 2010.

Our friends at FirstShowing might have come across a scoop regarding the film’s scribe. While attending a Santa Monica screening of The Monster Squad, director Fred Dekker revealed that he is “currently writing Cliffhanger 2.” It is interesting that he referred to the project as “Cliffhanger 2″ and not a remake or reboot of Cliffhanger. Is it possible that the story has Sylvester Stallone set to return as Gabe Walker? Or are we reading too much into a quick comment. Probably the latter.
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