The project reported on earlier this year as a remake of Adrian Lyne’s 1990 cult hit Jacob’s Ladder, TheWrap today reports that the untitled film, now said to be more of an homage, has found a director in “House of Cards” helmer James Foley.
The original film starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam veteran living in New York City named Jacob Singer. Haunted by his past, Singer begins a descent into madness that threatens to blend reality and delusion with the threat of a Dante-inspired damnation.
The new take on the property is said to reexamine the themes of the original against a contemporary backdrop. When a Stranger Calls screenwriter Jake Wade Wall is said to have worked on an earlier iteration of the new script with Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) providing the latest draft.
Michael Gaeta, Mickey Liddell, Jennifer Monroe and Alison Rosenzweig are set to produce.