I had forgotten all about the remake of Jacob’s Ladder. It was first announced back in 2013, and I don’t think any of us on HCF were pleased about it, considering that the 1990 film is such a nightmarish classic and easily the best thing that its director Adrian Lyne has done. But no, it’s still coming, and ‘Bloody Disgusting’ has confirmed that it will probably be in cinemas February 1st, 2019 – I say probably, because apparently this date ‘could’ change, so watch this space if you’ll actually interested.
The original film centred around a Vietnam War veteran attempting to discover his past while suffering from hallucinations. It seems that the Vietnam angle at least will be absent from the remake, which is described as “a modern day paranoid action thriller about two brothers”.
David M. Rosenthal directs and the script is by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorpe. Michael Ealy, Guy Burnet, Karla Souza and Nicole Beharie star.
If the remake contains anything as frightening as the original’s hospital scene I’ll be very surprised.