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Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at Ld Entertainment; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films; and Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions banner. Will Packer Productions’ James F. Lopez will executive produce.
The script was written by Jeff Buhler (“Pet Cemetery”) and Sarah Thorp (“The Bounty Hunter”). The project was originally sold as a pitch by Jake Wade Wall. Principal photography is set to begin mid-May.
The original “Jacob’s Ladder” was released in 1990 and directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starred Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. Robbins played the titular Jacob, »
- Dave McNary
- Gary Collinson
Three years after first being put into development, Ld Entertainment's Jacob's Ladder is finally moving in the right direction. Deadline reports that Michael Ealy has signed on to star, reuniting with The Perfect Guy director David M. Rosenthal. Principal photography is now set to begin in mid-May, although no release date has been given at this time.
The original Jacob's Ladder starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam veteran who suffers from bizarre hallucinations while trying to uncover clues about his checkered past. The original movie also starred Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jason Alexander, Patricia Kalember, Eriq La Salle and Ving Rhames, with Adrian Lyne directing. This remake will be a modern-day take on the story, focusing on two brothers.
Described as more of a reboot of the 1990 film than a straight remake, the project boasts a script from Alison Rosenzweig and Jeff Buhler, who rewrote Jake Wade Wall’s original draft, and has David Rosenthal behind the camera.
Plot details are scarce at this point, but Variety’s report mentions that it will be a “modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers.” That doesn’t give us a whole lot to go on, but apparently the producers are hoping to “contemporize the story with new situations and characters but still maintain a story that examines issues and poses existential questions.”
It’s been some time since I’ve seen the original Jacob’s Ladder, but »
- Mark Cassidy
Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at Ld Entertainment; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films; and Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions banner.
Will Packer Productions’ James F. Lopez will executive produce.
Principal photography is set to begin mid-May.
Robbins played the titular Jacob, »
- Dave McNary
Tim Robbins starred in the original as a Vietnam veteran whose experiences prior to and during the war result in strange flashbacks and bizarre hallucinations that haunt him.
David M. Rosenthal ("The Perfect Guy") directs the new take which has been penned by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp. Jake Wade Wall sold the pitch for this new version which sounds like a distinct change in tone and is described as a "modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers".
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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