What do you think of the news that they're going to reboot Cliffhanger?
"It's interesting, I talked to the producers at StudioCanal and I don't know if I'll be involved in any way or not. It wasn't that long ago that the movie was made - 16 years ago - so it's interesting that they're already remaking it."
Why do you think it's happening so soon?
"I guess the reason is that it's such a well-known title and I'm curious how they'll remake it. Will it be one man against these villains or a group of climbers? Will they be younger people? Is it a completely new story? It's an interesting challenge because Cliffhanger was done just before digital filmmaking [became popular]. We did pretty much everything for real in that movie and now you can create anything, an avalanche
or snow storms - it can be all digital."
Did the producers mention Sylvester Stallone coming back?
"They didn't strongly suggest this way or that way. Would he do a cameo in it maybe or something like that? That comes to mind but I really don't know."
What was your reaction to the Ace Ventura sequel parodying Cliffhanger's opening with a raccoon?
"I think that is one of the greatest honours when your movie reaches that kind of pop culture status, that somebody will parody it and people will actually know what they're parodying. So I thought it was a great honour and I thought it was hysterically funny and really great."
Is it true that after Cliffhanger's success you turned down GoldenEye?
"To be completely honest I don't even remember which one that was, but there was a time right after Cliffhanger that I was offered a Bond movie that I turned down. At that point, the problem was that it wasn't about rebooting the franchise - it was about continuing it. It was with an actor that I didn't feel was viable anymore as Bond. I felt like it was just more of the same. While I was a fan of the franchise, it didn't feel at the time that I could do something new with it."
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