Jacob's Ladder set for remake treatment

News Simon Brew 1 Jul 2013 - 05:48

Not the most obvious choice for a remake, a new version of Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder is in the works...

Well, the remakes keep coming, but every now and then, there's one that just feels a little more unexpected than most. In this case, it's the news that director Adrian Lyne's 1990 movie Jacob's Ladder has been picked up for a new take.

The new version of the film has Jeff Buhler, of The Midnight Meat Train, attached to write the script. As it turns out, this one's been in the works for a while, and Jake Wade Wall, who wrote When A Stranger Calls, has also taken a stab at it. As things stand, there's no director in place, but as we hear more, we'll let you know. The plan, as we understand it, is for it to be more of a 'homage' than a straight remake.

We can't imagine that original star Tim Robbins would be too interested in reprising his role of a Vietnam veteran haunted by his past, but stranger things have happened...

The Hollywood Reporter.

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Oh dear lord!

Next we'll be reading that they're turning it into a trilogy, it'll be about Irag war Vets who are just a tad bit shellshocked so it can be a PG, Jacob is now played by Robert Pattinson, and they all live happily ever after.

What movie is for the remake treatment next????

If I remember rightly, the original while receiving wide praise wasn't that much of a success in it's day nor is it's name widely known enough to make studios salivate at the money a potential remake/reboot will bring. This makes me think that this remake is coming about either because Hollywood truly are bereft of original ideas or that they can improve on the original and to be honest I don't know what's worse.
Say what you like about "Jacob's Ladder", but it was undoubtedly a complete self contained story where anything further told would have diluted the work rather than added to it, but you just know any remake will have one eye on the potential franchise sales and missing the point of where the power in the original lay.

"This summer it's time to take the red pill, again.
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ffs...

No.

I can just picture that, it's chillingly accurate.

I loved this movie, havent seen it in years. Might have to dig out for a rewatch.

They pretty much remade this with the Silent Hill series of games and films (SH took heavy inspiration from this movie).

This is just pathetic. There truly is no originality left in the movie world. This movie is so wonderful....to remake it is a travesty...especially considering it's not super effects heavy, and wouldn't really benefit at all from CGI. In fact, this movie has aged remarkably well; the imagery created by this movie is still right up there in my books. The movie industry needs to stop pandering to today's dumbed-down youth and start introducing them to older movies instead of remaking them.

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