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Remake of Jacob's Ladder?

JacobsLadder.jpgThe 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."

Variety through AITH.

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.




Okay, if this is true all I can say is, what the F*** [Edited - Richard]? And then I will renounce Hollywood.

Opppsss Jonathan, you said the F word! *aghast*

Haha, sorry. I'm not much for swearing, but it was the only way I could describe my feelings at the time. In a couple years they're going to remake movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings, I bet.

It's not really that far off it...I just don't understand it though, it's not as if there's not enough material out there in other forms.

I'm with you and feel your pain Jonathan, all this remake business is getting really silly.

Dang. I remember Jacob's Ladder as being one of my Favorite mind-bender-thriller-horror films of the day. Doesn't need a remake. Like I have said in the past, remake the films that were not made well, but had an original idea that wasn't properly/full developed/explored. Don't remake the films that were done just fine.

Just so folks know what I"m talking about in the tripper-thriller mold, here are some others:

Seconds (1964)
Fight Club
The Usual Suspects
The Sentinel (197x)
Run Lola Run
Jacob's Ladder

Sometimes when news like this comes to be, I feel like crying.

That's a cracking list Kurt, I haven't seen Seconds or The Sentinel but the rest I've loved.


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