One of the most trusted industry databases for horror fans is UpcomingHorrorMovies.com; it’s a site I visit on the reg for updates on what’s coming down the pike in the coming weeks and months, and I appreciate their constant updates on films currently in production. As I looked down the horizon a stretch, I noticed that the long-rumored remake for Jacob’s Ladder is listed with a release date of February 1st.
IMDB also lists the release date for Jacob’s Ladder as February 1st.
Since we’ve seen nothing in terms of promotional materials (not even a poster), this seemed odd—especially for such a lauded property like Jacob’s Ladder. We made inquires at LD Entertainment and can now break some bad news: The Jacob’s Ladder remake will not be released on February 1st and, according to Adrian Castro, there is no set timetable for the film’s release.
After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. A remake of the 1990 thriller starring Tim Robbins.
David M. Rosenthal directed from a script co-scribed by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorpe and stars Jesse Williams, Joseph Sikora, and Karla Souza. This project was originally described as a contemporary homage to the original Jacob’s Ladder that introduces new situations and characters, “though it will pose similar existential questions regarding life, death, reality, and perception.” Karla Souza plays “Annie/Angel, a trauma nurse who works with Jacob’s medical crew in Afghanistan.” Guy Burnet plays “Hoffman, a pharmacist at the Veteran’s Administration described as “smart, but chaotic” who supplies Jacob with prescriptions.” While Williams is listed as the film’s lead, his character is not named on IMDB, so we don’t even know if he’s Jacob.
There you have it horror fans. We’ll bring you updates on the Jacob’s Ladder remake as details emerge. Stay tuned!