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Jacob’s Ladder Remake Will Have You Seeing Contemporary Things

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The Hollywood Reporter

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Jacob's Ladder Remake Will Have You Seeing Contemporary ThingsWe suppose it was just a matter of time before someone got around to remaking the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder, which starred Tim Robbins; and alas, it’s happening. Dodge your demons and read on for the skinny.

According to THR, Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment is financing a remake that will be produced by Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig. Liddell also is producing with the company’s Jennifer Monroe.

Jeff Buhler, who wrote the Clive Barker adaptation The Midnight Meat Train, is penning a script building upon an earlier draft by Jake Wade Wall, the scribe behind the 2006 remake of When a Stranger Calls.

The original flick, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Adrian Lyne, ostensibly told of a Vietnam War vet who suffers increasingly bizarre hallucinations and attempts to discover the truth behind them. The movie, which has a twist ending, was made by Carolco and achieved cult hit status. With this remake the producers are looking to make something more akin to an homage and not mimic the original. The plan is to contemporize the story with new situations and characters but still maintain a story that examines issues and poses existential questions.

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