Remake of Jacob's Ladder?
The silliness of the remake/sequel Hollywood machine continues to astound as word arrives that there's a remake of Jacob's Ladder on the go.
There's not that much information, just a mention in an article about a speculative script purchase for Transit from Michael Gilvary. Talking of the Producer Alison Rosenzweig, the article simply says:
...and a remake of "Jacob's Ladder."
I can't really understand this, what need would there be to remake Jacob's Ladder. The film came out in 1990, so remakes are now catching us up fast, and it was also a good film. It traces the troubled mind of a vietnam veteran as he begins to see strange creatures around him in everyday life, then his dead son starts to appears to him, is he really seeing things or is something more sinister going on?
The film is surreal and incredibly scary and with a superb ending to it, why they want to remake it is well beyond me. You can be sure that none of the original leads will be returning, Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven, Jason Alexander, Eriq La Salle and Ving Rhames.