Targeted for Remake: Jacob’s Ladder


Adrien Lyne film ready to be retold?!

Buried in a Variety piece about the script acquisition of a crime spec called Transit we found a bombshell of an announcement: Producer Alison Rosenzweig is at work on developing a remake to Adrien Lyne’s 1990 mindf**k of a movie Jacob’s Ladder.

No further details were revealed.

Inspired by Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Jacob’s Ladder finds a Vietnam vet/postal employee (Tim Robbins) suffering nightmarish visions. Suspecting he was exposed to a nerve agent while in the war and that demons are following him, he begins to lose his grip on reality. Amazing film and amazing script by Bruce Joel Rubin.

One can only imagine what an update could do with America’s current occupation in Iraq. Rosenzweig is also producing the hibernating Darksiders at New Line and Sanctuary at Lionsgate.

We’ll keep our ear to the ground for more information on “Ladder.”

Source: Ryan Rotten, Variety