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Foley To Direct "Jacob's Ladder" Remake

By Garth Franklin Thursday November 21st 2013 03:54AM
Foley To Direct "Jacob's Ladder" Remake

"Glengarry Glen Ross" and "House of Cards" director James Foley is in negotiations to helm the new untitled take on Adrian Lyne's 1990 cult classic "Jacob’s Ladder" at LD Entertainment.

Tim Robbins starred in the original as a Vietnam veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who begins experiencing increasingly bizarre hallucinations that bleed into his everyday life. While many have debated the final twist of the film, the movie is mostly remembered for its truly bizarre and intensely surreal moments.

"Midnight Meat Train" writer Jeff Buhler is penning the script for the new version which has been described as a homage rather than an outright remake. The plan is to "contemporize the story with new situations and characters but still maintain a story that examines issues and poses existential questions."

Jennifer Monroe, Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig are producing - the latter two have had experience with 1980s remakes including the 2011 remake of "Fright Night" and the upcoming remake of 1987's "Angel Heart".

Source: The Wrap

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