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01 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Jabob's Ladder

1991’s Jacob’s Ladder saw Tim Robbins as a Vietnam War vet whose life spiralled out of control when he suffers increasingly weird hallucinations and attempts to figure out what’s happening. Well, now someone new will be trying to stop their world spinning, because LD Entertainment wants to re-imagine the film.

It’s not planned as a straight remake, but rather a new take on the tale that should function as an homage, with a story set in the present day that explores similar issues – updated to the post-Gulf situation? – with new characters.

Midnight Meat Train man Jeff Buhler is aboard to write the script, working from an earlier draft from When A Stranger Calls’ Jake Wall.

Whether any new take on the story can match the original from Bruce Joel Robinson and director Adrian Lyne is another matter, particularly since that movie remains a cult favourite thanks to its twisty nature. Either way, the LD team are now looking to find a director to take on the job. Hope whoever scores the assignment is ready for a barrage of “why another remake?” questions, no matter how different they try to make it…


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No no no no no no
Leave it alone you morons,the original should be re released in the cinema,it is a masterpiece IMO More

Posted by paulmitchell at 20:20 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post

I adore the original film, it's a little gem and I also love that not many people seem to have seen it! It should be more widely seen, and it doesn't really need improving on. But then neither does Shakespeare, but filmmakers rarely leave the Bard alone for long. It's not something I have much interest in because I don't see how it can say anything new, but it's like putting on a new version of a play. Only much more fucking expensive. Although a contemporary vision could draw attention to the s More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 15:35 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post

No way!
This is about as welcomed as a tramp's urine soaked underwear. Don't need it! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 12:54 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post

Leave well alone
Firstly, it's Bruce Joel Rubin. Secondly, Jacobs Ladder is one of THE underrated movies of the 90's. Surreal, scary and with a terrific sense of unease throughout- the ending was stolen by Shyamalan for his breakthrough hit. Tim Robbins is immense and a great Maurice Jarre score,makes this Adrian Lyne's best movie. Leave this alone, it doesn't deserve to be bastardised by Hollywood. Not a good start to the week!!! More

Posted by joe_cool2702 at 08:51 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post

Leave well alone
Firstly, it's Bruce Joel Rubin. Secondly, Jacobs Ladder is one of THE underrated movies of the 90's. Surreal, scary and with a terrific sense of unease throughout- the ending was stolen by Shyamalan for his breakthrough hit. Tim Robbins is immense and a great Maurice Jarre score,makes this Adrian Lyne's best movie. Leave this alone, it doesn't deserve to be bastardised by Hollywood. Not a good start to the week!!! More

Posted by joe_cool2702 at 08:51 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post

no!
midnight meat train was shite..so no guessing what this'll end up as...jacobs ladder was a cracking exercise in paranoia and surrealism as well as a sense of unease..just leave it alone. More

Posted by darktrain at 07:42 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post


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