We caught up last week with writer Jeff Buhler
, who provided us with updates on his scripted remakes of The Grudge
, Jacob’s Ladder, and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
’s Pet Sematary
reboot for Paramount.
Buhler, who is known to genre audiences for scripting 2008’s Clive Barker
-inspired Midnight Meat Train and writing and directing that year’s feature Insanitarium
, said of the script he penned of the remake of the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder for Ld Entertainment with director James Foley
attached to helm, “The script has been finished for some time.”
“Foley’s enthusiasm is very high, and he’s coming to this project with a lot of ideas,” he expounded.
“From what I understand, when he was up for this job, he basically told [executive producer] Mickey Lidell that if they hired a different director, he would murder them. That’s the level of enthusiasm we are talking about.